Apple computers tend to work pretty well with CloudReady once installed, but getting to that point can be tricky. A series of issues exist which you can search the forum for individually, but I wanted to offer a quick walk through for how to clear some stateful settings that can prevent good installation, booting after installation, or even proper boot speed.
Clearing Logicboard RAM
Apple computers have memory on their logic board to save settings like boot device, brightness, volume, etc. This used to be called PRAM on older machines, and on newer ones is called NVRAM.
In both cases, they behave similarly and can be cleared with the following steps:
|NOTE: Neverware does NOT recommend resetting NVRAM on the iMac 5,2|
1) Shut down computer entirely
2) Power up, and immediately hold down cmd+opt+p+r
3) Keep holding that key combo for a while - You'll need to keep holding it through an entire power cycle, from boot-tone to boot-tone. Don't let go!
Now you're done! You may need to reset brightness and volume and stuff, but boot time may be significantly improved and, in some specific scenarios, you might even be able to fix a total failure to boot.