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bcao0
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INTEL NUC7I5DNKPC running on ubuntu-16.04.6-server-amd64, any drivers missing?

Hi, Team,

INTEL NUC7I5DNKPC has Pre-Installed Windows 10, 64-bit*, I plan to change it to Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS server. Any suggestions/comments?

 

Would there be any drivers missing if running on Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS server? and where to get them?

 

Thanks!

 

Related links:

 

Our device INTEL NUC7I5DNKPC

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/mini-pcs/nuc7i5dnkpc.html

 

ubuntu-16.04.6-server-amd64

http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/

 

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Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello bcao0 Thank you for posting in the Intel Community. Bear in mind that we have not validated UBUNTU® on the Intel® NUC you can refer to the following link for reference https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005628/mini-pcs.html In reference to the UBUNTU® driver you would have to refer to the UBUNTU® community (https://community.ubuntu.com/) to complete the driver updates installation. Since you have an Intel® NUC that comes with a pre-installed Operating system (OS) in case you want to save to save the keep activation to restore the OS at some point we recommend contacting Microsoft® (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us) for details about how to preserve the activation for OS restore. Hope this helps. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
Vladimir_S
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Hi bcao0,

 

In general, your device is certified by Canonical for running Ubuntu. Below is a copy from their website:

 

"Certified for the Dawson Canyon NUC models: NUC7i7DNHE, NUC7i7DNKE, NUC7i7DNBE, NUC7i5DNHE, NUC7i5DNKE, NUC7i5DNBE NUC7i3DNHE, NUC7i3DNKE, NUC7i3DNBE and for the June Canyon NUC models: NUC7PJYH and NUC7CJYH."

 

source: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/iot/intel-nuc-desktop

 

As you can see they talk about desktop configurations, so I am not sure about server ones.

 

I have had a successful experience running Ubuntu 16.04 desktop on NUCi5BNH model.

 

Relating to your question, everything depends on your area of interest, for example, built-in drivers (wifi, networking) are strongly dependent on Linux kernel version of your Ubuntu installation.

 

In my case, to use a wifi I had to upgrade a kernel version of initially installed one using the following command:

 

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04

 

The reason was: the kernel which originally came with Ubuntu 16.04 did not support my wireless adapter model. Probably, it will not be much related to your case, because you are talking about a server configuration.

 

Right now I am running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop (after upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04). It is not currently certified by Canonical yet , but from my experience, It has a quite good compatibility with my hardware.

 

Best regards, Vladimir.S

 

 

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