Installing Fedora-28 Linux onto the HNK or HVK is relatively trivial.
Currently the Hades Canyon NUCs are not well supported, but with some minimal effort can be made to work.
The main issue is the Kaby Lake-G processors are not known to Linux, until future version 4.18 kernel.
The first step is to install Fedora 28, which as of this writing is the latest release.
This uses software rendering instead of an accelerated driver.
Next update Fedora to the latest packages.
sudo dnf update
This should get you the latest version of kernel & mesa, but we still need the Linus Torvalds mainline kernel.
So go ahead and install the RAWHIDE kernel (as of this writing 4.18-rc2).
sudo dnf install fedora-repos-rawhide
sudo dnf --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=rawhide install kernel
At this point you have basic support for the Vega-M gpu, but you still need the firmware binaries.
So download the binaries from the AMD employee working on Linux support, Alex Deucher:
(these will eventually land in the kernel-firmware repos)
wget -P /lib/firmare/amdgpu -i - <<EOF
At this point your almost there!
Go ahead and remove any "nomodeset" parameters from your grub kernel boot configs, as they will block the AMDGPU driver from working.
sed -i -e 's|\(linuxefi .*\) nomodeset \(.*\)|\1 \2|g' /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg
At this point you can reboot and accelerated graphics will "just work".
However, I recommend one last "optional" step to disabled Wayland.
There is a fundamental design flaw with Gnome3 with Wayland, described here:
So go ahead and just disabled Wayland, especially if you will be running multiple displays at high resolution.
Otherwise your experience will be laggy and stutters of the mouse...
sed -i -e 's|#\(WaylandEnable=false\)|\1|' \
-e '/WaylandEnable=false/a DefaultSession=gnome-xorg.desktop' \
You should have a working Linux setup by now. Congrats!