I just checked my messages with a friend of mine this is how i got it working i guess
Alright i got it working. So i updated the bios and there was a extra button for more options to put it in legalcy mode. After that it worked. I’m not sure till how far it worked because i saw it has some errors but the server is installed en running.
Well, I’m borked. I just came across an article that Intel is phasing out support for legacy BIOS boot mode, & will only support UEFI bios mode.
That being said, it doesn’t mention NUC 12 at all. My bet is it doesn’t.
So if that’s the case (that there’s no way for me to enable it), I won’t be able to use the legacy mode solution.
Unless someone has come across a way to get xcp-ng to boot using UEFI on the newer Intel firmware, I might have to look at Proxmox (although I was looking foward to learning this), at least until Intel UEFI bios mode support is added.
This is odd, the installer does indeed say that UEFI install of the host is supported. Have you asked on the xcp-ng forum?
I’d like to say I can test this on a server, but I just don’t have the time right now. I’m still thinking that this is the automatic UEFI/legacy boot mode thing that most of these computers use for compatibility. I’ve seen several Linux install confuse the hardware and fail to boot after install.
Can you lock the firmware into UEFI only, might work, might waste more time.
My new issue is its not detecting my network interfaces and won’t continue with the install without the driver(s).
I just noticed that Andrew’s page that has the Test2 ISO also has the RPM drivers for the network card. What’s odd is, I just looked in the ISO, and all of those are in the Packages folder. Yet when I press F9 to load drivers, nothing shows up.
I even put the 2 I (think I need) in the root of the thumb drive, still nothing.
(This was with Ventoy)
Then for shits & giggles, I tried Rufus so it was direct (with the same RPM packages). Same.
I can only select [Local media]
I then get a message saying “no XCP-ng compatible drivers were found at the location specified. Please check the address was valid and/or that the media was inserted correctly, and try again.”
I even tried a seperate USB stick with the packages.
Just for fun, have you tried Centos 7 in whatever the latest version might be? XCP-NG is built on C7 still, you might find some solutions this way. But then again, not exactly making life easy which pushes you to a different product.
It seems like support for Intel NUC gen 10+ are a work in progress. Probably by v8.1.4 at the earliest they will be supported. Also, as Vates has mentioned in the forum, it’s basically up to the community to get it working, as the XCP-ng team are focused on [enterprise-grade] server hardware.
I was finally had time to get back to trying to get this working.
Anyway, Andrew’s XCP-ng Page now has a NUC Test 3 ISO. I am happy to report that display works, and that install completes with no issue. The 2.5Gbps Ethernet port works, I have yet to try if the 10Gbps port works (not like my current network supports that speed anyway, yet).