Dell Optiplex 9020 Mini Tower Install CentOS 7

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Dell Optiplex 9020 Mini Tower Install CentOS 7

Post by nvr10 » 2015/02/19 08:47:17

Hi,

I bought (Feb 2015) Optiplex 9020 Mini tower with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I plan to clean install CentOS 7 on this machine.

Intel® Core™ i7 4790, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 512GB HDD, Intel Integrated Graphics HD 4600, intel Q87 express chipset.

Is there any advise on this OS choice?

Are there any known driver issues?

Any advise/ suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Thanks and Regards,

Ravindra

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Re: Dell Optiplex 9020 Mini Tower Install CentOS 7

Post by AlanBartlett » 2015/02/19 14:43:42

Assuming that you have not already wiped the Ubuntu installation off the disk drive, it would be a good idea to boot up that system, execute the following two commands and then post the output they produced here --

lspci -nn
lsusb
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Re: Dell Optiplex 9020 Mini Tower Install CentOS 7

Post by nvr10 » 2015/02/19 16:21:59

Thanks Alan, for the attention.

Yes, I am yet to unbox the package, received it 6 hours ago. I have not wiped it clean.
I have to arrange for a UPS tomorrow, as power in here is not reliable. Sure I would post the output.

Now it is night here, i have to wait for another 18 hrs before i can post the output.

Thanks and Regards,

Ravindra

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Re: Dell Optiplex 9020 Mini Tower Install CentOS 7

Post by nvr10 » 2015/02/20 18:07:59

Here is the output from lspci -nn

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Haswell DRAM Controller [8086:0c00] (rev 06)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Haswell Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0412] (rev 06)
00:03.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Haswell HD Audio Controller [8086:0c0c] (rev 06)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:8c31] (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point MEI Controller #1 [8086:8c3a] (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:153a] (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:8c2d] (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point HD Audio Controller [8086:8c20] (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:8c10] (rev d4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:8c12] (rev d4)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:8c26] (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point LPC Controller [8086:8c4e] (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:8c02] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point SMBus Controller [8086:8c22] (rev 04)
02:00.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Texas Instruments XIO2001 PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge [104c:8240]

Output from lsusb

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 413c:2107 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0461:4e22 Primax Electronics, Ltd

Any further information needed I would be happy to provide.

Regards,

Ravindra

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Re: Dell Optiplex 9020 Mini Tower Install CentOS 7

Post by AlanBartlett » 2015/02/20 18:46:26

Thank you for posting those two lists. I have had a quick look and as far as I can see, there is nothing that would preclude the installation of CentOS 7 onto the hardware.

The three main areas that I checked were the Ethernet controller (it will use the e1000e driver), the VGA compatible controller (it will use the i915 driver) and the SATA controller (it will use the ata_piix driver).

I think the next step would be to boot the CentOS 7 installation DVD into rescue mode and see how the hardware responds.

My feeling is that you should not experience any great problem when you come to perform the actual installation. (But it is always worthwhile checking beforehand.)
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Re: Dell Optiplex 9020 Mini Tower Install CentOS 7

Post by nvr10 » 2015/02/20 19:10:02

Thank you Alan,

I shall try and let you know the results.

Regards,

Ravindra

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