Ok, I’m getting pretty sick of Windows 10 on my dedicated i7 music server and am looking at installing a Linux partition on the 256Gb SSD using Debian Bionic, tweaking it with Signalyst low latency kernel and running RoonServer and HQPlayer Embedded.
I thought I’d open this thread in Tinkering first because I know I’m going to make a heap of mistakes and that’s what we do here … Besides, who else is going to give @RBM his comedy fix for the month ?
Sean @lkjhgdaa I saw that you did this on a NUC, so if you don’t mind could you tell me when I’m running off the rails ? Any and all other assistance from other old Unix hands greatly appreciated.
I found this guide online, which I believe is still the current version.
As I understand it the broad steps are:
Download the Debian Bionic AMD64 installer and burn it onto a UEFI boot formatted USB stick.
Connect keyboard and screen to server and boot from USB stick.
Partition the SSD as per the guide.
Install Debian, boot and update as per the guide.
Install Jussi’s low latency kernel from the bionic directory here. The steps here are unknown.
Mount existing internal music storage SSD and HDD.
Install Linux RoonServer and restore from a recent backup.
Buy HQPlayer Embedded licence.
Install and configure HQP Embedded and point it at microRendu NAA.
Create HQPlayer Zone in Roon.
Cross fingers, hold mouth right and play music.
Detach keyboard and screen and use Putty to turn the server off remotely, some as yet unknown program to control HQP Embedded and Roon Remote for Roon.
Pointing out of any errors or omissions greatly appreciated.