While Intel has not tested and validated Intel® NUC with any Linux distributions, we have plenty of positive reports from our NUC owners. These distros are listed on the Supported Operating Systems page, along with direct links to their websites.
Intel® NUC Supported Operating Systems
let's wait and see if some community's members get in, and share their experience with you.
Thought I would just check in and find out if you were able to resolve this problem.
If there is anything else you need, just let me know.