I have the NUC5CPYH pc and have tried to install Linux Mint 18 (Mate, Cinnamon, Xfce versions) but to no avail - I believe there is an issue with the graphics card/driver. I cannot get the LM 18 version to boot off a USB stick - Linux Mint 17.3 works perfectly. Anybody got any suggestions?
Intel hasn’t validated this operating system as you can see at:
We recommend you use the latest kernel. If you need assistance with Linux* on Intel NUC, check your distro's website and forums for peer assistance.