Hi far.in.out, thanks for great video and guide (also on forum.ru-board.com)
A-DATA N005 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive
I've got some Qs:
1. Running diskless system with USB flash drive, copy to RAM process is extremely slow, only 8MB/s, its 16 minutes for my 7680MB VHD. This is a problem in USB controller, or Flash drive, or GRUB4DOS limitations? Flash drive supports USB 3.0 (though motherboard doesn't) and shows speeds up to 70MB/s for read and write (33MB/s in USB 2.0 mode)
2. After booting in WES7 the system show that it installed RAM disk, and asks if I would like to restart system now, or later. Is there any solution to remove this pop-up window? Maybe to attach a grub4dos ram disk while native boot from VHD, so that WES7 could store information about new device, or anyhow disable this question in system?
And some tips for those who will follow the guide:
1. You can't install all described in this tutorial stuff without ANY physical HDD in system. Windows will not install itself in VHD file located on Flash drive, if the Flash drive is the only drive in the system.
2. While installing GRUB4DOS on diskless system (with flash drive) dont forget to to change the "store" with BCD file location in Install_Grldr.CMD (I had to change the C: to D:, because booted VHD was the C: drive without BCD, and D: was the flash drive with all boot stuff)