Boot from USB
1. Plugin the CloudReady USB installer:
"To permanently install CloudReady on the target device, each computer needs to start or "boot" from the CloudReady USB installer that you created in the previous step. This process is called USB booting, and all computers models certified to work with CloudReady are capable of it.
- Make sure the chosen device is turned off.
- Plug in the USB installer into an available USB slot on the target device.
2. Initiate Custom Boot:
Power on the machine while repeatedly pressing the machine's special boot key. This special boot key varies between different computer manufacturers.
Below is a list of the most common models and their corresponding keystroke:
|Dell||Tap F12 when the Dell logo is displayed.|
|HP||Tap F9 when the HP logo is displayed.|
|Lenovo||Tap F12 when the Lenovo logo is displayed.|
|Apple||Hold Option (next to the ⌘ key) when the computer first turns on.|
|Toshiba||Tap F12 or F2 when the Toshiba logo appears.|
|Acer||Tap F12 as the Acer logo appears.|
|Other||Try tapping Esc, F1-12, or Enter during bootup.|
3. Boot from USB:
If the correct keystrokes were made, a menu will appear that will display a number of boot options. Use the arrow keys to highlight and the enter key on your keyboard to select the USB device that represents your CloudReady USB installer.
Note: Depending on the specifics of your machine, your USB installer will be described on the menu as "USB device", "USB storage", or a name that matches the brand of the USB flash manufacturer.
4. CloudReady Launch:
If you selected the correct boot device, you will see a white splash screen with the CloudReady logo, as shown below: