1. In the following link you will find step-by-step guide how to install Windows 10 on your NUC: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.html Windows 10 Help Forums . You should install the UEFI boot option (i.e. skip on para. 12).
2. It seem none of the linux distributions is ready yeat. Here you will found some more information: https://www.reddit.com/r/intelnuc/comments/8ub4cc/running_linux_on_the_nuc8i7hnk_hades_canyon/ https://www.reddit.com/r/intelnuc/comments/8ub4cc/running_linux_on_the_nuc8i7hnk_hades_canyon/
Hope this will help
I was able to get Ubuntu 18.04 to work with a NUC8i7HNK1. Although it booted and worked without any additional effort, I found these instructions useful at getting the graphics card to be fully recognized. https://askubuntu.com/a/1057051/38047 18.04 - Graphics drivers for Intel NUC Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK (AMD Radeon RX Vega GH) - Ask Ubuntu
I believe I may have had to disable the integrated graphics card in the BIOS while I was trying to make it work---but I'm not sure if that step was necessary.
I've found two issues so far:
- Resuming from suspend results in garbled graphics and an unresponsive machine. This is also mentioned in the reddit post lw1948 linked to.
- I can't get TOSLINK/optical audio from the rear connector to work. Ubuntu simply doesn't seem to recognize that it exists. I don't know if it works on Windows or not.
Otherwise, I had good luck with wired Ethernet, HDMI video out, and audio out via the rear headphones jack.
I hope the suspend/resume issue gets sorted out soon.
The suspend issue I mentioned (where the machine has garbled graphics which requires a hard reboot after resuming from suspend) is fixed for me when using the Linux kernel 4.19-rc1 from Ubuntu. Basically, follow https://askubuntu.com/questions/1040440/graphics-drivers-for-intel-nuc-hades-canyon-nuc8i7hvk-amd-radeon-rx-vega-gh/1057051# 1057051 these instructions but update the links to use 4-19-rc1 found http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.19-rc1/ here.
After installing Ubuntu and upgrading to an 4.18 RC kernel, mesa 18.1 and Vega M firmware, it works great.
I had issues with HDMI when connected to a receiver, fix has been made but hasn't made it to kernel 4.18 yet.
Also I had to set pulseaudio tsched=0 to get rid of scratching for HDMI audio.
Has anyone been able to get Thunderbolt working?
I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed but have not gotten the graphics to work yet. I tried installed from AMD site but caused issues so I'll defer.
Hoping to use my thunderbolt KVM type switch for monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc but Ubuntu doesn't appear to recognize any devices? Not sure if it's even supported?
Thank you for your response.
Allow me to share with you Intel does not test and validate Intel® NUC on Linux, however, we know that a lot of NUC owners are using it successfully on many different Linux distros.
Intel suggests you check your Linux distro's website and forums at https://community.ubuntu.com https://community.ubuntu.com for peer assistance with this issue.
Also, let me share the following link for information about the supported operating system for the Intel® NUC:
Yes is actually almost no problem.
The secret is simply that after installing Ubuntu 18.04 you must not install any updates until you have a kernel 4.18 installed.
New drivers are needed for the new AMD graphics card and will only work with kernel 4.18....
So look here:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1040440/graphics-drivers-for-intel-nuc-hades-canyon-nuc8i7hvk-amd-radeon-rx-vega-gh 18.04 - Graphics drivers for Intel NUC Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK (AMD Radeon RX Vega GH) - Ask Ubuntu
The same with Debian....
Installation no problem, then install Kernel 4.18 or newer Kernel 4.19rc1 and then when booting is okay with new kernel update the system....
The problem is the new driver from mesa needs some stuff from kernel 4.18, so if you update a system without kernel-update before,
the linux is still hold on by booting with a Xorg fatal error
By all Debain based is it the same..
so i have test it over 3 month with defrents Linux-Systems:
Kernel 4.17 mit X.Org 1.19 = Booting Okay in VESA-modus
Kernel 4.17 mit X.Org 1.20 = Booting Faileds
Kernel 4.18 mit X.Org 1.20 = Booting Okay with new driver
I use Manjaro Linux myself
As an alternative, give this a look: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10 Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on on Windows 10 | Microsoft Docs
tested with Ubuntu 18.04.3, Hades NUC is natively supported, no need to install patches anymore.
Same for Ubuntu 19.04.
But for LG 5K display, I can't figure out a way to configure 5K resolution as there are 2 DP displays in system settings.
intel graphics must be disabled in BIOS, otherwise you can't boot into Ubuntu with only LG 5K display which has only ThunderBolt 3 interface.
Is this you?
Thanks for posting there. Maybe you could file bugs at bugs.ubuntu.com for each of your BTWs/tips...
I see this is an old thread but I wanted to update: the latest ubuntu desktop 20.04.2 LTS works on my nuc8i7hvk without any modifications. I am using it right now to listen to music and I still have the iGD as well as secure boot enabled. Works and boots just fine. I am doing a dual boot with windows.
also: using hdmi out to my tv.