Which Z370 motherboard manufacturer references are compliant with CentOS 6.0 or above, please?

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Which Z370 motherboard manufacturer references are compliant with CentOS 6.0 or above, please?

Post by Ronan2975 » 2018/03/06 21:20:19

Everything is said in the title.

Today, I have already purchased an Intel Core i7-8700K CPU on Amazon's website but I miss (it lacks) the Linux operating system and the motherboard manufacturer reference. All the motherboard manufacturer references that I have already seen over the Web are unfortunately design for Windows (Asus, Gigabyte, ASrock, MSI) and I am used to working on Linux rather than on Windows because I know better Linux than Windows.

And I would like to install VMware Workstation Pro for Linux, that I have already purchased, to have afterwards a Windows virtual machine (I have already purchased a Windows 10 License at Microsoft).

I look forward to reading you
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Re: Which Z370 motherboard manufacturer references are compliant with CentOS 6.0 or above, please?

Post by john2018 » 2018/03/07 13:37:49

ronan

I've just built a Z370 system as follows so you can see something works-
Asus Z370-A Prime motherboard
I7-8700
Corsair vengeance ram
Corsair PSU
Full tower case
A couple of hard drives
Evo 850 SSD
Centos-7

Like you I have had great trouble finding information -
I've just ordered a GTX970 video card because no one here seemed to know if
the UHD 630 drivers (required for HD use of the i7-8700 processor for video if you dont use a card)
is available for centos.
I dont play games so dont really need the video card with this system which is a bit of a waste

HOWEVER:
I had a few issues with centos - my suggestions:

1. The asus motherboard I have seems to work well with centos7 but I havn't managed to get HDMI audio out yet.
This could be my inexperience with the settings or maybe centos needs a different driver - I havnt fixed this yet.

2. Install the 'everything' release of centos-7 (the install itself goes very smoothly by the way) this solved
every other issue I had.

3. Install the KDE desktop NOT the other one - the KDE desktop has been a joy to work with so far.
(I love the 'classic' theme.)
(the other desktop nearly made me install a different linux entirely - it just gets in the way of everything
I wanted to do - great for students maybe - IF they used a different theme - who wants light grey
text on a white background ?)

4. I suspect either the 'everything' centos package or the use of KDE installs a UHD630 driver
or at least something that allows the i7-8700 graphics to use higher resolutions. There is no info anywhere
including here that I can find on this. (I did ask in a previous thread and on intels site). Red-Hat are tight
lipped as usual as is their right.

5. Advice I've been given here is to format the drives as ext4 - I've re-done that for my data drives
and done a quick test and that does seem quite a bit faster at file copying. (XFS seems installed by default)
and more importantly is probably better supported with tools.

7. If you're willing to take the risk of power-loss etc. turn on drive write caching.

8. If you have lots of ram and copy many files about be very careful of switching off before the ram is flushed.
(ongoing notices are there but the ram flushing isnt at all clear that its still happening - that could do with being a bit
more obvious)

9. Be nice to trevor - I suspect he's working hard to support this entire forum ;-)

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Re: Which Z370 motherboard manufacturer references are compliant with CentOS 6.0 or above, please?

Post by fdisk » 2018/03/08 19:39:15

Let me add a further question on this topic:
Changelog for current CentOS kernel 3.10.0-693.17.1.el7 reads like it's fully supporting skylake and kabylake system but there's nothing regarding coffee lake.
So are there any meaningful restrictions running coffee lake with current CentOS 7 kernel?

Thank you

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Re: Which Z370 motherboard manufacturer references are compliant with CentOS 6.0 or above, please?

Post by Ronan2975 » 2018/03/08 23:52:59

The Intel answer to my initial question is here: https://communities.intel.com/message/530193#530193

The probably issue concerns the risk of non compatibility between the GPU of the motherboard and Linux but not with the CPU's embedded video card that is normaly compliant with Linux as Intel said us in its reply.
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Re: Which Z370 motherboard manufacturer references are compliant with CentOS 6.0 or above, please?

Post by Ronan2975 » 2018/03/10 22:08:55

No I change my mind I switch to Windows 10 and no longer in Linux because of this Wikipedia article on Windows 10: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_1 ... inux_(WSL)

Thanks anyway to those who tried to help me ...

I do not take the cabbage anymore! Now I have more than the embarrassment of the choice of the motherboard ... Frankly "what a galley" and even "what shit" vulgarly speaking to choose its operating system!

Since version 14393, Windows 10 includes a new subsystem co-developed by Microsoft and Canonical, for the purpose of running Linux applications on Windows. This function, named Windows Subsystem for Linux or WSL, available in beta as of January 2017, was then activated via the control panel. It is since July 2017 installable from the Windows Store, with full support announcement of Microsoft. It provides Windows access to thousands of open source applications Ubuntu repositories and tools to modify, recompile and run (editors, interpreters, compilers, libraries, documentation ...). This system avoids having to reboot to go under Linux, an operation that has become even more restrictive since UEFI and the Secure Boot. Loss of performance and functionality through a virtual machine under Windows are also avoided.

The success of this option has significantly increased the number of Linux installations listed, although we do not know in September 2017 whether it is a trend or a novelty effect.
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Re: Which Z370 motherboard manufacturer references are compliant with CentOS 6.0 or above, please?

Post by bonedome » 2018/03/11 10:15:52

Hello john2018
. The asus motherboard I have seems to work well with centos7 but I havn't managed to get HDMI audio out yet.
This could be my inexperience with the settings or maybe centos needs a different driver - I havnt fixed this yet.
I installed pavucontrol or pavucontrol-qt, open the configuration tab and choose one of the hdmi options.
I'd love to know the command line to enable this so I can just create a keyboard shortcut, like I have with the hdmi display.

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Re: Which Z370 motherboard manufacturer references are compliant with CentOS 6.0 or above, please?

Post by john2018 » 2018/03/12 11:33:09

Thanks - I should have come back and put a note on the thread.

I found a setting in KDE where I had the analogue audio as priority over the HDMI
and it all worked fine when I changed that.
Just my lack of experience with KDE.

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Re: Which Z370 motherboard manufacturer references are compliant with CentOS 6.0 or above, please?

Post by Ronan2975 » 2018/04/30 08:45:26

I've just built my Z370 system as follows
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME Z370-A
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K
RAM: BALLISTIX SPORT GAMING MEMORY DDR4-2666 1.2 V (4x16GB)
PSU: CORSAIR HX1200i
Full tower case: CORSAIR GRAPHITE SERIES 780T
A couple of hard drives : 1TB for Data and a 4TB WD Caviar Black for Backup
SAMSUNG 1TB NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2: for OS and apps
Monitor: LG 31MU97Z-B 31" (4096x2160)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64 bits + WSL Debian
Now I have one BSOD to debug! Say cheese :-)
Thank you very much to John2018
PS: I have debugged (i.e. issue in the SATA or chipset drivers) and fixed the BSOD putting the default parameters of the BIOS. Say cheese :-)
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