Over the past two days I was able to get Cloudready running on two windows XP machines; Dell 4600 and 4700.
In both cases I was only able to boot with the USB installer plugged in.
I was unable to install standalone through the OS (it would never stop "installing") but was able to install via the command line. Regardless neither machine will boot from standalone. (I just get a black screen after the boot screen; no boot errors, just nothing comes up.)
I am using an 8gb Sandisk USB 2.0 flash drive.
I am running the 4700 with 1.5GB of ram and hard drives from other older machines. One is an 80GB Seagte HD, which has Cloudready installed on it, and the other is a 300GB HD for additional storage. The processor is an Intel Pentium 4 running at 3.2ghz; I have Hyper threading turned on in the bios but have no idea whether this makes a difference within Cloudready.
NOTE: I first used a 32gb flash drive as the installer, this was able to work in the same way as what I mention above.
NOTE:I am also using a Netgear USB wireless adapter, i was pleasantly surprised to find that this worked without any tweaking needed.
I get occasional crashes during web browsing; the screen will "refresh" and the page will crash. I have not been able to recreate this deliberately.
I'm really enjoying Cloudready and am excited to do further tests with it.
-Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!
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