just received my shiny brand new Odroid C4 that will replace my home / office server in times that energy prices are going throug the roof.
Have worked all my professional life in IT: done roles on every layer of the OSI model. 5 years ago I decided to quit management functions and bring IT back to actually doing something with it myself: I now develop extensions (PHP) for Joomla (Open Source CMS).
long time user of Ubuntu on both desktops / laptops and servers.
Been moving some of my office functionality (Nextcloud) from my office server onto my cloud server (Vultr VPS) where I mounted a NBD (Network Block Device) from my office server (that holds all the GB of data as that was becoming way to expensive to also host in the cloud).
So my current office server is in due need of a rebuild and I bought an odroid C4 would fit the bill for this: running as a server serving NBD storage to my cloud VPS servers, some Mysql databases and the occasional personal website (like for displaying the performance of my solar panels / energy usage).
So why am I here on the forum? Well mainly as the odroid C4 is new to me and I am trying to figure out things like:
- what is needed to boot from sdcard (I understood that this is a requirement) but have all Ubuntu OS files on a USB drive (is it as simpel as aditing the boot.ini on the sdcard or do i need something like petitboot)
- is it possible to use 'vanilla' Ubuntu (LTS) or do I always need a Odroid version?
What would be the right place for these kind of questions?