Fedora Server on Minix NEO Z64W


The Minix NEO Z64-W is intended to run Windows, but, since it has an Intel chipset, it runs Linux Server pretty well. Until a few days ago, I had a stable version of Ubuntu Server 20 LTS running there. A failed attempt to upgrade to Ubuntu LTS 22 brings me here.

The preparation process is straighforward:

  • Download Fedora Server iso image
  • Use Rufus to create bootable USB drive
  • Disable Bit Execute on the BIOS to boot from the USB drive
  • Next, Next, Next (be sue to enable root for ssh if you intend to use it headless)

Warning: dnf upgrade broke the whole installation, so I had to start over

Stuff I installed

dnf install nano samba git qbitorrent-nox pip3 nfs-utils

Mounting External USB Drives

  • mkdir /media/external /media/backup
  • mount /dev/sda1 /media/external
  • mount /dev/sda2 /media/backup
  • blkid /dev/sda1
  • cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.backup
  • nano /etc/fstab
    UUID=384A8DB912EAB6E6 /media/backup auto nosuid,nodev,nofail 0 0
    UUID=96A803ADA8038AC7 /media/external auto nosuid,nodev,nofail 0 0

NFS Configuration for everyone

  • systemctl enable --now rpcbind nfs-server
  • systemctl start nfs-server
  • nano /etc/exports
  • exportfs -ra

Disable Firewall

  • systemctl stop firewalld
  • systemctl disable firewalld