Hi. I decided to move from a Beaglebone Black RasPBX into a FreePBX install. Seems like the Beaglebone can handle only 4 simultaneous calls. I may purchase an used Intel NUC Celeron dual core 2.4MHz 4GB RAM, which can support perhaps more simultaneous calls, but the device in view unfortunately has no CD-RW slot. It comes with Ubuntu pre-installed.
Rob, I purchased the hardware. My NUC has a micro SD slot and I have three questions:
The FreePBX (USB) ISO can be installed into a 64Gb micro SD?
How to make the NUC boot from the SD?
I see there is available the FreePBX 14 Alpha. What is your guesstimate for the launching of the FreePBX 14 Beta or Stable Release? Will it take one month or one year?
Can I run the FreePBX installed on the 64Gb micro SD without need to install a SSD HD into the NUC? Will this affect performance?
Edit: I have a 240Gb SSD HD but it is much easier to install FreePBX on a microSD, hence my question above. But if the internal 240Gb SSD HD will improve significantly the performance, then I can use it instead of the micro SD.
Hello Rob. Well, need your help. My NUC has no CD ROM. On searching the FreePBX forums I found out Unetbootin. I ran it in my Windows 10 PC and it installed without issues the FreePBx 13 last ISO stable distro from here https://www.freepbx.org/downloads/ I plugged the USB into my NUC and after setting it up to boot from USB via F2, it will indeed start from the USB and present me a Unetbootin screen. I click ok, it will start loading (I believe, not sure) the FreePBX image into the NUC SODIMM RAM.
The loading is interrupted by a message “Not enough memory to load the specific image”. It happens that FreePBX is around 2Gb. The NUC RAM is 8Gb.
I reallized my mistake earlier today. I tried the install using the USB image. It opens the FreePBX install menu, but will not install. On googling the error displayed when the install is interrupted, I found out it is related to defective RAM memory from the NUC. I returned the RAM to supplier and purchased another one. I hope to have it in my hands by tomorrow, will try again the install.
Ok. On trying the first install of the USB image into my NUC, it will stop install and throw a bad_area_nosemaphore error. Solution: I found out this is probably due to a defective RAM memory card. Purchased another RAM card. The install goes well, the older RAM card was really defective.
But, somewhere into the Anaconda install there is a bug. The warning in red letters tell me “Store Activation Failed” and “Could not commit to disk /dev/sdb”. After further research, found out an old thread from 2011, it seems Anaconda or whatever the snake name really has this bug. Seems like it was not solved up to now five years later. Solution: Fortunately, the solution is easy: just reboot the NUC. Ctrl+Alt+Del it is, and the new Free PBX 13 install goes smoothly and without any hitch from beginning to end!
So, I am now very happy and able to login into the FreePBX admin console. Really a good software, the User Interface much improved over the previous version. Not only user friendly, but much better designed. I will work tomorrow on the pbx settings. I post here how I solved the two issues I faced during install. Perhaps this helps other FreePBX users. I just need information about the firewall, will post in another thread.