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CentOS8: Standard hardware

Installation and Configuration for CERN standard hardware PC models and peripherials.

This page describes CentOS 8 installation and configuration procedures for standard CERN PC hardware models sold by CERN stores. While many more types of PC hardware are known to operate correctly while running CentOS 8, only models listed below have been tested by the Linux Support team.

Desktops

Dell Optiplex 7060 (Micro)

Note: The Dell BIOS from the factory enables by default 'Active State Power Management' (ASPM). With ASPM enabled, the network interface card is incorrectly instructed to go to sleep - resulting in a severely slow or failed installation. This setting should be DISABLED in the BIOS (to enter the BIOS, press F2 on system boot) as per the below image in order to successfully install CC7.

Note: It is also necessary to disable 'Legacy Boot' and use UEFI natively. This setting should be DISABLED in the BIOS (to enter the BIOS, press F2 on system boot) as per the below image in order to successfully install CC7.

Please follow the standard installation procedure

TTL TeknoPro

Please follow the standard installation procedure

HP Compaq Elite 8300

Please follow the standard installation procedure

Laptops

Please note: We do not provide support for Linux on Laptops since 2011... Descriptions below are provided 'as-is' without any warranty.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Please follow the standard installation procedure

All features of ThinkPad X1 Carbon system installed as above do function correctly except the Fingerprint reader.