What will you be using your H2 for and with what OS?

What OS are you installing?

Ubuntu Server or other Linux server
25
26%
Ubuntu Desktop or other Linux distro
18
18%
Windows 10
10
10%
Windows Server
0
No votes
VMware ESXi
3
3%
Another Hypervisor (Proxmox, Unraid, Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen, etc)
17
17%
Storage OS (FreeNAS, OpenMediaVault, Xpenology, Windows Storage Spaces, etc)
11
11%
Game Emulator
5
5%
Router OS (pfSense, Sophos, OPNsense, VyOS, etc)
6
6%
Other
3
3%
 
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Post by Megamind »

ACRN Hypervisor
https://projectacrn.org/

Clear Linux guest OS
https://clearlinux.org/

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Post by Francisco »

Daily use (navigation, mail,...). I wonder I can even edit video!

As O.S.: Trisquel (100% free soft.)
And I am able to print very well and cheap with old Brother inkjet printers! Easy to refill, no problems with ink cartridges!!!
I use it with an e-ink 13'' DASUNG monitor with touchscreen (very good product and guys)..
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Hello,

My three units (will order two more in the next couple of weeks) are being used with ovirt (kvm based virtualization).

I made a small blade rack of them.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3758975

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NAS backup server and Download Master Station. Case Type 1 to hold 2 x 3TB HDD, Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 - CT2K4G4SFS824A (I have confirmed working), Kingston A1000 M.2. Ubuntu 19.04, Samba, Aria2c + WebUI-Aria2, youtube-dl. Power efficiency benefits: Netwatch script to suspend when network idle, WoL to wake when required (Tested and working).

I am truly thankful to Hardkernel for this machine. A small PC case that can hold 2 mechanical HDD. Energy efficiency is also important for everybody.

Goodies purchased at Ameridroid and Amazon. Forward shipped to Kenya Africa by Savostore.
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Seems you didn't peel off the thin plastic cover on the panels, which make it look dirty, but once peeled off, it will be very shiny.
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BiloxiGeek wrote: โ†‘
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:15 am
Had to rethink that plan. The realtek drivers in pfsense (FreeBSD) just weren't working right. Ended up losing the network connection about once a day and couldn't reestablish it without a reboot. I've since repurposed the H2 to be an overpowered pi-Hole box running CentOS. It's been running quite nicely in that role.
BiloxiGeek wrote: โ†‘
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Got it up and running pfsense in a type 1 case with a couple of 500G spinny disks that I had handy. So far it's working very nicely in that role.+

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Did you already find a solution ? planning to buy a Odroid-H2 and install pfSense on it.

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KnowBe4 wrote: โ†‘
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:26 am
Did you already find a solution ? planning to buy a Odroid-H2 and install pfSense on it.
PfSense 2.4.4 seems to be working fine on the H2.
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SuperMMX wrote: โ†‘
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:06 am
Seems you didn't peel off the thin plastic cover on the panels, which make it look dirty, but once peeled off, it will be very shiny.
:D was too excited. Will peel after testing and start over. Thanks

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Post by gordone »

I have problem with 2.4.4-RELEASE-p3 (amd64) and the WAN network card... I also have tried to replace the driver with Realtek Driver Binary 1.95.

Somebody else have problems? solution ?

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Post by gusto »

Hi all I'm newbie
I recently bought an Odroid H2 and 32GB of RAM.
I want to install some hypervisor.
I installed proxmox 6 without any problems.
Now I want to try CitrixHypervisor-8.0.0-install-cd.iso.
Since I don't own an external CD/DVD drive, I made a bootable USB (with rufus version 3.6).
I tried to boot from my old PC first

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MB Gigabyte GA-P35- DS3 
model name: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU    X5460  @ 3.16GHz
It works.

Now I want to boot in Odroid H2, but this doesn't work anymore.
Do you need to make any special changes to the BIOS?
Thankyou

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Post by mad_ady »

The iso needs to be uefi-enabled, and not bios-only

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Where do I set it up?

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Post by mad_ady »

Normally this is something the iso creator took care of... Creating an iso that supports uefi is difficult without having inside knowledge

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Does this mean that I cannot install CitrixHypervisor on Odroid h2?

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Think I'm going to use my H2 to play around with ZFS in Ubuntu 20.04. I've got old SATA drives sitting around, one a 128GB SSD and other a 512GB spinning platter HDD, so would be interesting to see how ZFS handles them both being in the same pool. I already know it doesn't really do RAID0 but I'm not sure how it's going to balance the load and manage the space/capacity difference. I'm currently running Ubuntu 20.04 with ZFS on my old HP i7 laptop but because Ubuntu still doesn't work well with my new Asus Ryzen7 lappy I kind of still need the old one as my main production/work computer. The H2 should keep the hacker in me happy until 20.04.2 comes out -- I think that'll be the one with the HWE kernel from 20.10... hopefully it'll work better with my AMD CPU.

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Changed my use-case (gotta love jargon) to a coffee table PC so I went as cheap as possible. 4 GB seems like plenty of RAM for surfing the Interwebzes and downloading and stuff like that. And I scavenged WiFi b/g/n and BT 4.0 USB 2.0 dongles from my Raspberry Pi 2 so I know they're plug-and-play with Linux. SATA HDD came from an Acer laptop that Ubuntu bricked with an SPI flash "update". My current laptop has an Intel 660P 512GB NVMe M.2 that I was thinking of upgrading to a new 1TB so will likely scavenge that in the future too. Total cost wth Ameridroid's mark-up and shipping $233. ๐Ÿ˜€
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The KKSB case is built like a tank. Made a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQhW2ThLYIU

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System:    Host: localhost-live Kernel: 5.6.6-300.fc32.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome 3.36.3 
           Distro: Fedora release 32 (Thirty Two) 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Celeron J4115 bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           Speed: 794 MHz min/max: 800/2500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 794 2: 707 3: 781 4: 779 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 605 driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Display: wayland server: Fedora Project X.org 1.20.8 driver: i915 
           note: display driver n/a - try sudo/root resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 600 (GLK 2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.2 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE driver: N/A 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE driver: N/A 
           Device-3: Edimax EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS] type: USB driver: rtl8192cu 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
EDIT: part 2 video, even more exciting than part one: https://youtu.be/35EZTgLicfg

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Mint 19.3 with Linuxcnc running a cnc mill.
So far have created a respin of the Mint ISO with a RT kernel & Linuxcnc pre installed. Have completed the OS install on the H2 plus.
ATM I'm installing a new spindle, spindle & belt drive installed on the mill. Next step is to build the cabinet for the spindle drive, bit of work wiring up the AC line reactor, noise filters and such.
Get the config running on the current ITX platform, I only like to deal with one potential source of bugs at a time, then put the configs on the odroid, plug the odroid in and off I go.
The Odroid H2 plus seems to be getting a bit of traction on the Linuxcnc forums........for some reason popular with a few of us Aussies.
On of the Linuxcnc forum members is running a CNC brake press using the Odroid with Windows 10 & the OEM controller software.

I was quite happy with my current ITX setup, then one forum member mentioned he got an Odroid and was very happy with it......so I just had to get one and yep I'm impressed with the tiny little beast.
One other thing I was very very impressed with the delivery time & total cost (parts & delivery) from the Hardkernel website. Very very impressed.

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beaglebrainz wrote:Mint 19.3 with Linuxcnc running a cnc mill.
So far have created a respin of the Mint ISO with a RT kernel & Linuxcnc pre installed. Have completed the OS install on the H2 plus.
ATM I'm installing a new spindle, spindle & belt drive installed on the mill. Next step is to build the cabinet for the spindle drive, bit of work wiring up the AC line reactor, noise filters and such.
I would love to see it in action.
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Retro Arena of course!!! and maybe a windows build too if its stable enough.

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One of my H2+es has turned into my main Windows 10 Pro computer. Had some left over Windows 7 Ultimate licenses from when I was in the Microsoft Partner Program (ten years ago) and to my surprise they not only still work but they upgrade Windows 10 to the professional version too. ๐Ÿ˜€
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Windows 10. Dual channel 16 GB ram, 500 GB Samsung 970 EVO.

Mine is a workstation for video conferencing. I take some notes on PDF's.

I have an old/slow z8350 laptop that the H2+ runs circles around.

I used to use an ipod back in the day and then a phone to play music at work. After having some batteries fail on me, I wanted to switch to things that are designed to be plugged in when I am going to use them a lot.

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