Got my W2 powered up and downloaded the Ububtu Server 20.04 image as that seemed suitable for what I want (RAID server and running Plex). However, when I power it up for about two minutes I get nothing on the screen then eventually a login (with no boot info previous to that) that renders very, very slowly (a couple of seconds lag per keystroke and then you can see each character being drawn).
When you eventually get to the logged in command line there is no LAN connection. ifconfig shows Eth0, but it’s not finidng an IP address from the DHCP serber. I can give a fixed address by the network is unreachable with a ping.
So, I’m guessing that Ubuntu image isn’t actually very good for this board. Does anyone have a recommendation for the best image to use? I’m not that bothered which distribution I use. I normally use Mageia on the desktop, but Armbian on my first edition Banana Pi and Raspian on a RPi. I can find my way round any distraibution with a bit of Googling. As long as the distribution with give me RAID and Plex from its repositories I’ll be happy.