I'm looking for a small home server working with Ubuntu Server 14.04. I want to install SAMBA and a UPNP streaming server on it. I found this small HP Proliant Microserver with an Intel Celeron G1610T CPU. But I'm sure if I could install Ubuntu Server 14.04 on it, if there are no problems with the RAID controller (Smart Array B120i)?


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Yes, there would be a problem using Ubuntu on this hardware. HP does not fully support Ubuntu on this RAID controller. Ubuntu's notes are here. Using an operating system more geared to physical hardware installation (like RHEL or CentOS) is a better option.

See: https://serverfault.com/questions/526111/installing-ubuntu-12-04-on-hp-proliant-dl380e-with-1tb-sas-drive/526227#526227

  • @8BitProgrammer CentOS will work, but you'll have to install it using a driver disk. Post another question here if you have issues with it.
    – ewwhite
    Jan 2, 2015 at 23:20
  • Ok, I will inform you if some problems occurs during the installation. Thank you.
    – 8BitProgrammer
    Jan 2, 2015 at 23:25

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