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Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

Hello,

can CentOS 6.8 be run on a mini-PC like this?
<a href="https://www.zotac.com/product/mini_pcs/zbox-ci323-nano" title="https://www.zotac.com/product/mini_pcs/zbox-ci323-nano">https://www.zotac.com/product/mini_pcs/zbox-ci323-nano</a>

would like to configure this as a Firewall, and this should be instead of
my router (integratet firewall, NAT) and wlan-ap

Thanks,
Walter

Comments

Re: Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

By Yamaban at 07/12/2016 - 04:36

On Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:15, Walter H. wrote:
Well, it's a "Braswell" gen cpu (Intel N3150), with accomp. chipset.

Do yourself a favour and rethink that with Centos 7, due to very limited
function with the kernels from Centos 6, esp regarding WLAN.

And even the Centos 7 default kernels may not "fresh" enough.
YMMV.

- Yamaban.

Re: Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

By Johnny Hughes at 07/12/2016 - 06:57

On 07/12/2016 03:36 AM, Yamaban wrote:
WRT CentOS 7, we are maintaining a very current LTS kernel for IoT
boards that works with CentOS 7 x86_64.

It should work well with new devices:

<a href="http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/experimental/" title="http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/experimental/">http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/experimental/</a>

(Both i386 and x86_64 have the 4.4.x LTS kernel)

For CentOS 6, there are the ELRepo kernels (ML and LT):

<a href="http://elrepo.org/linux/kernel/el6/" title="http://elrepo.org/linux/kernel/el6/">http://elrepo.org/linux/kernel/el6/</a>

and the xen kernel:

<a href="http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/virt/x86_64/" title="http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/virt/x86_64/">http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/virt/x86_64/</a>

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes

Thanks,
Johnny HUghes

Re: Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

By Earl Ramirez at 07/12/2016 - 07:03

I would have to agree with Yamaban, even though CentOS 7 is maintaining a
very current LTS kernel, new devices that has Skylake processors simply do
not work. You can't even install CentOS on these devices because the kernel
will not load.

Re: Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

By Johnny Hughes at 07/12/2016 - 08:58

On 07/12/2016 06:03 AM, Earl A Ramirez wrote:
There is a newer installer here that should install on problematic
Skylake machines:

<a href="http://buildlogs.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/" title="http://buildlogs.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/">http://buildlogs.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/</a>

The isos are:

CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1602-99.iso
CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1602-99.iso

If people are having issues with those ISOs we can make others.

In fact, Brian Stinson may have an installer that uses the 4.4.x kernel
for IoT boards, which we might be able to share if there are major
issues that can't be solved with the above ISOs.

Re: Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

By John Hodrien at 07/12/2016 - 07:24

I'm not sure this is generally true.

E3-1245 v5 running C7 gave no bother other than that it didn't support the
graphics chipset (so vesa only). Bobbed in an nvidia card, and no issues
reported.

jh

Re: Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

By Walter H. at 07/12/2016 - 04:50

On Tue, July 12, 2016 10:36, Yamaban wrote:

Re: Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

By Earl Ramirez at 07/12/2016 - 06:51

if I had any knowledge of systemd and other things that are more than
It is available but not installed by default, you will have to install it
and stop and disable firewalld.

Re: Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

By Walter H. at 07/12/2016 - 09:04

On Tue, July 12, 2016 12:51, Earl A Ramirez wrote:
in C6 I'd do

chkconfig iptables on
chkconfig ip6tables on
service iptables start
service ip6tables start

Re: Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

By Louis Lagendijk at 07/12/2016 - 10:13

On Tue, 2016-07-12 at 15:04 +0200, Walter H. wrote:

But unless you need some fancy stuff in the firewall, I would recommend
to simply use firewalld and use the graphical firewall-config to manage
it (or firewall-cmd if you do not have a graphical env.)

Louis

Re: Hardware Support of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

By John R Pierce at 07/12/2016 - 04:28

On 7/12/2016 1:15 AM, Walter H. wrote:
dunno why it wouldn't work, but a dedicated firewall distribution like
Vyatta or pfSense might be a better choice.