linux mint 18 on hp t620 thin client

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scottie4442
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linux mint 18 on hp t620 thin client

Post by scottie4442 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:08 pm

I am in the process of installing linux mint 18 on an hp t620 plus thin client. I have a 120gb ssd installed, azurewave aw-ce123h 802.11ac wireless card and 4gb (so far, I plan on upgrading to 16gb) . I will post how this goes and any issue and their solutions. I do not think I will have any problems, I have checked all the hardware it is compatible according to the forums here and on ubuntuforums. I have not found anyone who has posted about doing this anywhere on the net. The plan for this box is to use it for kodi, but I want to check on linux mint right now. I found this on ebay for $129, which is a steal for this box.

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Re: linux mint 18 on hp t620 thin client

Post by scottie4442 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:12 pm

ok, got Mint 18 installed. I had to wipe the hard drive with gparted and create partition as gpt, then did regular install with erase and install Mint. I did this a couple of time and the machine would not boot, could not find the efi boot so I followed the boot-repair instructions in this post viewtopic.php?t=225556 and it worked fine after this. to install the wireless card drivers, make sure that all the updates are done then go to Administrator > Driver Manager and install the broadcom driver. After this the machine worked fine. This is going to make a great little kodi box.

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Re: linux mint 18 on hp t620 thin client

Post by scottie4442 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:13 pm

sorry I meant to post that the ssd is a Kingston 120GB msata, I can get the model number if someone needs it.

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Re: linux mint 18 on hp t620 thin client

Post by johnfwhite62 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:19 pm

How did you get on with this? I'm using a T610 for Kodi/media and wondered how yours performed. Regards Johm

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Re: linux mint 18 on hp t620 thin client

Post by johnfwhite62 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:22 pm

As an aside. One T610 is working as mythtv 0.27 frontend on a 8gb SSD - seems to be fine with Freesat incl HD broadcasts. Regards John

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