Cloudready on CD/DVD

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    Forrest Smith

    Martin,

    CloudReady needs at least 6 GB of storage on a device to be able to install. I don't think any DVDs will have that capacity, which will make it very difficult to do this.

    Instead, here's an alternate solution:

    Find a bootable environment that you can burn to a CD (we like Plop - https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/download.html) .
    Burn that bootloader to a CD, and boot from the CD
    Once in THAT bootloader environment, you should be able to instruct the machine to boot from USB.
    Now you can install CloudReady!

    Let me know if that works!

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  • Martin Janiczek

    Thanks for the quick answer. I am sorry for not realizing the size of the image and that's why a CD/DVD cannot be used. I tried your alternate solution but it did not work. I got an error say it could not find a bootable image when I pointed it to the USB port. I will continue to look for a solution. Again, thanks.

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  • RemusRM

    COuld you guys just make iso images vs the current install?

     

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  • Forrest Smith

    RemusRM - 

     

    Can you explain how you would plan to use an ISO differently than a BIN?

     

    In our experience the two are, for most purposes, the same.

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  • Daniel Luck

    Hi Forrest: 

    Thanks for the info on the PLOP Manager.  I was able to boot off USB Drive and use CloudReady on an older Gateway Laptop.  This is a great start!

    Daniel

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  • Pol

    Hi Forest, some time ago you posted a reply to Remus RM.

    The objective for Remus is the same as for Marty I think, to install on a device that cannot boot from  current USB devices. We used to "Trick" machines into thinking our USB devices were CD ROM Drives. Current USB drives are much larger and lack the chip that allow that to happen, the old USB drive are too small for the image.

    When I last collected my ChromeBook image, I then set it up as a dual boot unit and the whole Linux install used app- get  and my connection.

    My Portege 38xx has 3 gigs of ram, but cannot boot from a USB

    My Samsung AVIT 500T could run it if I could app- get the deployment or grab it from a DVD.

     

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  • Support Team

    Hey Pol, this post is pretty out of date (more than a year old!)
    Have you seen this post about getting CloudReady on devices that can't boot via USB?
    https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/215551817-What-to-do-about-machines-that-don-t-support-USB-booting- 

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  • Pol

    Abram,Thank you for providing the link.

    My take away from that was: " 

    If all of these steps fail (or you don't have a second machine to use)  you may be out of luck, as we don't currently support any other methods of installation.

    Keep in mind - Often, a machine doesn't support USB boot because it was made before this was a common practice. While there are some machines in the 2006-2008 range which have this problem despite otherwise supported hardware, many times a machine that is too old to USB boot also has a processor or graphics which are too old to work well with CloudReady anyway. "

    I'm very impressed with the product and the quick reply, I would prefer to steer my community toward a product such as this, thanks for the hard work.

     

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  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Pol - 

     

    Abram is right that the article he pointed you to is our best offering right now.

     

    Just to confirm, as posted at the top of this thread and in that help article -

     

    Have you tried creating a Plop CD and booting the USB off of that?  

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  • Andoni Osoro

    Hi,
    I tried to install Cloud Ready using Plop and when I hit to boot from a USB Drive it said that a device was connected to port 1, but then it wouldn't go any further.
    Os there any other way I can get though this?
    Thanks beforehand.

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  • Forrest Smith

    Andoni,

    This could be an issue with your model or with PLOP - please start a new thread describing your issue and giving detailed hardware info like model name and number, CPU, GPU, and/a link to online system specs that are a precise match for yours.

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