I've attempted everything that the OP tried, including using safe graphics mode. I've verified the integrity of my ISO which is fine. After searching around, I'm lead to believe that the older kernel and my SP9's IGPU won't work together. As a test, I tried Ubuntu 22.04 which works fine. Really wanting to use Zorin however, any ideas?
Is it possible to get a newer kernel onto the live usb?
make sure ur pendrive uses FAT32 file system and uses GPT partion scheme.
after u get blank screen wait for 5 minutes, then try launching virtual console using CTRL + ALT + F3 ( i'm not sure if this will work ) and if the virtual console appears, type sudo journalctl -p 3 -xb this command will show the error messages ( show me if u get those error messages ) and exit the virtual console with CTRL + ALT + F1
when u get blank screen wait for 30 minutes, there could be a chance that ur pendrive is slow and zorin takes more time to load
You can copy the terminal commands to install a new kernel, the old fashioned way (pen and paper), boot into your newly installed Zorin. When you would be at the login screen, press ctrl + F1, use your credentials to log in to the terminal. You can install from here, as if in gnome terminal. Use sudo reboot to reboot the machine and test the new kernel.
Hi, Tried you suggestion but still get a black screen. Non responsive to key input.
I was curious, so I tried a usb drive that contains an access led that flashes when data's being read. Immediately after hitting the 'try zorin' (any option), the led flashes for about 2 seconds, then immediately stops. When I managed to try this on another PC, it flashes for a while whilst the drive is checked.
So something is blocking the drive checking? Or is it maybe something similar to the other posts here where the low level graphics stuff isn't being loaded.
As another test, I tried using Cubic to strongarm a later kernel in. This worked on another PC and in a VM on my main PC, but not in the Surface Pro.
i am late but i just realised that surface 9 pro is based on ARM and not x86. meanwhile zorin and most of other distros are made to work on x86 processors.
so that was the reason why zorin wasn't booting