I have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 + ZorinOS Core 15.3. I wanted to try other distributions so I flashed PopOS in a USB drive using Balena Etcher, but it seems the BIOS is not recognizing the drive so I cannot boot from it, even though I can navigate the files once I'm within Zorin.
These are a few things I've tried:
- Use other USB ports in the same machine.
- Flash another USB drive.
- Load the BIOS setup (F2) during boot sequence and manually verify the correct boot order. Also directly from the boot loader options menu (F12).
- Flash the drive with "Disks" instead of "Balena Etcher".
- Try booting from a different computer to confirm it's not an issue with the USB drive. It worked fine there.
boot-repairand run the default recommended repair.
This last one did not really do anything as far as I can tell, but here's the report generated: Ubuntu Pastebin
I'm not really sure what the problem is, is the bootloader or how the USB is formatted? In case it helps to solve this, I've been meaning to get rid of Windows altogether since I use it less and less everyday. So if there is an easy fix by getting rid of it entirely, I'm ok with it.
Any help is much appreciated, thank you!