Hardware Support Of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

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Hello,

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

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

Thanks, Walter

11 thoughts on - Hardware Support Of CentOS 6: Mini-PC

  • dunno why it wouldn’t work, but a dedicated firewall distribution like Vyatta or pfSense might be a better choice.

  • 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.

  • if I had any knowledge of systemd and other things that are more than totally different … I’m not an expert; is ip(6)tables still part of CentOS 7?

  • 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.

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    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:

    http://mirror.CentOS.org/altarch/7/experimental/

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

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

    http://elrepo.org/linux/kernel/el6/

    and the xen kernel:

    http://mirror.CentOS.org/CentOS/6/virt/x86_64/

    Thanks, Johnny Hughes

    Thanks, Johnny HUghes

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  • 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.

  • 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

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    There is a newer installer here that should install on problematic Skylake machines:

    http://buildlogs.CentOS.org/CentOS/7/isos/x86_64/

    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.

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  • and this done by which shell command?
    (as I have nearly no knowledge about systemd)

    in C6 I’d do

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

  • iptables itself is to the bast of my knowledge still part of the standard install. You want to:
    yum install iptables-services systemctl disable firewalld systemctl stop firewalld systemctl enable iptabpes systemctl enable ip6tables systemctl start iptables systemctl start ip6tables

    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

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