@madias is the main man for this board. I dont have one.
(I have a Nucleo F3 but never used it)
I'm the "man" who did the translations and wrote the manual before. Meanwhile I'm sick of this board, I only use the ST-Link part. There are many generic boards out there with better features or MCU's for cheaper $$$. Main boring stuff with them: There is no silicon print for the "real" pins on board at all, so developing with it is really a pain.
And about the XTAL: Please do the two solder bridges, so you wont struggle with the bad timing internal OSC or keep at 36MHZ....