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  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Albert,


    That suggests to me that CloudReady doesn't know it's booting from external media in your case.


    What type of USB/storage are you booting from ?

    What other types of storage (one or multiple HDDs/SSDs? emmc? sd cards?) does your hardware have connected?

  • Albert Florin

    I'm booting from a 16 GB Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB. 

    Other storage devices  connected are a 1 TB HDD and a Windows 7 installation disc.

    The computer doesn't seem to read  the USB without  the CD...

  • Forrest Smith

    Sounds like the CD may be playing a role in this problem.


    Go into your BIOS and see if you can disable the CD ROM. If there are multiple CD-related settings, set them all to disabled, off, etc. Remove it from your boot order, list of bootable media, etc. 


    I imagine that the best solution would be to physically unplug the CD drive itself internally, but we can try that next if needed.

  • Albert Florin

    I have my boot priority set to:
    1 - External device
    2 - Network
    3 - Internal Optical Disc (no disc inserted)
    It says "No operating system found"

    When I set it to
    1 - External device
    2 - Network
    3 - Internal HDD
    It says
    tGRUB Loading stage1. 5

    GRUB loading, please wait...
    Error 22

  • Forrest Smith

    Is the GRUB screen from the OS on your internal HDD? That doesn't sound like CloudReady or Windows is producing that screen.

    Are you able to unplug the CD-Drive inside the machine temporarily?

    Also, is there a floppy drive or anything else?

  • Albert Florin

    I'm not sure what GRUB is, but it only shows when I include the HDD in my boot.

    When I unplugged the CD-Drive, it just says OS not found when i select the optical disc option.


    Does me using USB 3 matter? 

  • Forrest Smith

    It might, depending on your machine. trying other USB devices (usb 2.0, other brands, both) is a good thing to check.


    So am I right in interpreting that, to boot from the CloudReady USB, you need to:

    1) leave the CD drive plugged in physically

    2) Leave the Windows CD in the CD drive

    3) leave the CD drive in the boot order


    Any other combo of settings and you can't even liveboot?

  • Albert Florin

    Then when I don't boot from the CD, CloudReady will start.

    I'll try to boot from USB 2...

  • Forrest Smith

    What kind of device is this, by the way?

  • Albert Florin

    Sorry, I forgot to mention...
    I have a Vaio E Series laptop.

  • Forrest Smith

    Sorry, but a more specific model number would probably be more helpful if you have it.

  • Albert Florin


  • Forrest Smith

    Got it.

    Well if usb 2.0 doesn't help, maybe you can try a cmd line install:


  • Albert Florin

    I managed to get it installed. Thank you. 

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