Supermicro H11SSL-i BIOS screenshot review – AMD EPYC 7351P 16-Core Processor

This article is just a bunch of screenshots with a short description of the Supermicro H11SSL-i BIOS. This setup is AMD based and uses one of the AMD multi-core beasts

AMD EPYC 7351P

, it has 16 cores with 32 threads and 8th channel memory!
The BIOS is pretty standard for Supermicro servers and supports dual UEFI and Bios-legacy modes.
The motherboard has

  • 16x SATA 3 ports (though 8 of them are ordinary SATA physical ports on the board and for the other 8 you will need a cable – Supermicro MiniSAS HD to 4 SATA)
  • 1xM.2 Interface: 1 PCI-E 3.0 x4
  • 3xPCI-E 3.0 x16 and 3xPCI-E 3.0 x8

You can use this motherboard without external controller for storage box with at least 16 disc without expander/extender!

All of your 16 disks will be connected to separate SATA3 6Gbps port!

More for the motherboard here: https://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/motherboard/EPYC7000/H11SSL-i.cfm

SCREENSHOT 1) The main BIOS menu of motherboard Sumpermicro H11SSL-i with version 1.0c.

All of the following screenshots are made with this BIOS version.

main menu
Supermicro H11SSL-i BIOS Main menu

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 29 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI)

After the tutorial of Install Fedora 29 KDE Plasma Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 29 KDE Plasma Desktop – the look and feel of the new KDE GUI (version 5.13.5 of KDE Plasma).
Here you can find how to Install Fedora 29 KDE Plasma Desktop. Here it worth mentioning the included versions of KDE software for Fedora 29:
The Fedora 29 KDE Plasma Desktop comes with

  • KDE Plasma version: 5.13.5
  • KDE Frameworks version: 5.50.0
  • QT version: 5.11.1

The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 29 KDE Plasma – the look and feel of the GUI, the default installed programs and their look and how to do some basic steps with them, it is included also screenshots of the KDE settings program. Here you’ll find more than 140 screenshots and not so many text we do not want to turn this review of many text and version information and 3 meaningless screenshot, which you cannot see anything for the user interface, which these days is the primary goal of a Desktop system. You can expect more of this kind reviews in the future…

SCREENSHOT 1) Grub2 – Fedora 29 is selected by default.

The other Operating systems are Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

main menu
Grub2 – Fedora 29 selected

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 29 Workstation (Gnome GUI)

After the tutorial of Install Fedora Workstation 29 (Gnome GUI) this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 27 Workstation – the look and feel of the GUI (Gnome – version 3.30).

  • Xorg X server – 1.20.1
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 3.30.1
  • linux kernel – 4.18.16

The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 29 Workstation (Gnome)the look and feel of the GUI, the default installed programs and their look and how to do some basic steps with them. Here you’ll find more than 110 screenshots and not so many text we do not want to turn this review of many text and version information and 3 meaningless screenshot, which you cannot see anything for the user interface, which these days is the primary goal of a Desktop system. You can expect more of this kind reviews in the future…
You can find similar article for Fedora Workstation 27 – Review of freshly installed Fedora 27 Workstation (Gnome GUI).

SCREENSHOT 1)

main menu
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Gentoo Minimal Installation CD (amd64 aka x86_64) – booting (in UEFI mode)

Here is the process of booting from a Gentoo Minimal Installation CD amd64 (x86_64) with UEFI mode enabled. This is not an installation guide!
You can download the CD from here: https://www.gentoo.org/downloads/ Here is the ISO file: http://distfiles.gentoo.org/releases/amd64/autobuilds/20180911T214502Z/install-amd64-minimal-20180911T214502Z.iso or you can check it in some mirror like leaseweb – http://mirror.leaseweb.com/gentoo/releases/amd64/autobuilds/current-install-amd64-minimal/install-amd64-minimal-20180911T214502Z.iso.

Our motherboard is Asus ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard using X399 chipset https://www.asus.com/th/Motherboards/ROG-ZENITH-EXTREME/ and you’ll see the BIOS options for it, but they do not differ much with the other motherboard boot options. Here also setup the network and start up an openssh server to manage our Gentoo Linux installation – (coming soon).

SCREENSHOT 1) Starting the machine

main menu
Start up

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