Constant rebooting

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  • JCloud

    Are you trying to run from USB rather than install to device? not really advised / designed for that.

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  • Scott

    Hello JCloud. I am running from USB to demo how it works with my machine. I wouldn't want to wipe the internal disk until I make sure there aren't any issues. Too bad there isn't a provision to install to a separate partition.  I haven't read that it should not be run from USB for this purpose.

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  • JCloud

    USBs are just not up to job of running a modern OS especially a generic USB.

    It will probably be true that any of the certified testing for this device or any device wasn't done running from USB.

    Yeah I understand about demoing first but as Cert model, good chance it will work assuming neverware have exact same hardware.

    There is command line install but not sure about partitioning etc myself

    https://cloudreadykb.neverware.com/s/article/Manual-Installation-Via-the-Cmd-Line

    I say this to people on here a lot. A windows machine or Mac machine that works even if slow is a valuable thing. Only try installing CR if you can risk it going wrong and losing the machine. A lot of people struggle to get Windows or Mac OS back on if things go wrong.

    CR is a brilliant OS but installing is tricky at times, so it's a risk. If you do try install read up on how you would reinstall MAC OS or some Linux distro if things go wrong.

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  • Scott

    FWIW, I made copies of the MacOSes, wiped the drive and installed Cloudready. The speed has increased greatly as expected and I did not get the rebooting as when run from USB.

    However, there is a new wrinkle: the Linux dev environment refuses to install.  It stops about midway. This is surprising given this machine is certified for Cloudready. I'm afraid that, for me, without linux, Cloudready doesn't really have enough worthwhile apps for a full-time OS.

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  • JCloud

    I'm fairly sure certification doesn't include Linux given that it's just out of beta plus that I think they don't include it for paying customers or if do only recently.

    Linux is not listed as a requirement for certification anywhere.

    https://go.neverware.com/QAprocess

    Linux on Chromebooks is pretty rubbish. I run it on a high end Chromebook and it's slow and buggy more than any other thing I've ever used. Google are nuts saying it's out of beta now, if they had that standard across their other products they would be out if business very quick. Though maybe it's Linux so people don't care about having to fix things all the time, where as in any other OS that thing would just work all the time.

    Anyway unless you have i7 and 8gb Ram it's really not worth bothering with. Until I have 16gb RAM i9 Chromebook I really wont be using Linux day to day. 

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  • Forrest Smith

    Yeah Linux support is definitely a your-mileage-may-vary feature for CloudReady at this point, and that goes for both being able to install it AND whether or not some / all apps would work as expected once set up.

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