Installed Zorin on a USB drive. Boot loop with "Reset System" error | Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14 (AO1-431-C8KZ)

Hello everyone.
I installed Zorin on a 32 GB USB drive with the corresponding partitions, using a 4 GB bootable drive. After the installation was done, I restarted the computer and got stuck in a boot loop with the error "Reset System". The reason I got it on a USB drive is that my laptop's eMMC chip isn't working, so the only way to use it is with an OS installed on a USB device.

It's running in UEFI mode, with secure boot disabled, and I got an Imgur album with all my BIOS tabs.

All help is appreciated.

You need an 8 Gb thumb drive minimum if looking at install. If you can afford it, buy a 32 Gb memory stick.

Oh. Sorry. I got distracted while typing the post. I actually used a 16 GB micro SD card on a USB micro SD card reader as the bootable installation drive, and then installed Zorin on the 32 GB USB drive. Would that be enough to cause the error? The installation finished without any error messages.

I misunderstood your last post. I read it as though you could not install to eMMC and had installed to low capacity thumb drive. So for clarity are you running on 16 Gb thumb drive?

I put the Zorin installer on a 16 GB micro SD card, and then installed Zorin on a 32 GB USB drive.

So how did you create the installer on the SD card? Did you check the SHA256 checksum of the iso?

Using Rufus. The first thing the installer did was check some checksum thingy.

Perhaps using Universal USB Installer might be better as it makes the USB with persistence and run it on a Windows machine to save creating SD Card if possible:

What do you mean with the last bit? I don't have a third USB device with +8 GB, so I think my only option is to put the installer on the 16 GB SD card.

What I read was you used an SD card to install to USB. If you have access to a machine with Windows you could use Universal USB Installer directly to the USB stick and create persistence at the same time which Rufus can't do according to that link I posted.

Ohhh. So that would install Zorin to the 32 GB USB directly?

UUI says it's gonna create an MBR thingy. Am I stuck with legacy boot?

It didn't work. Booting into the USB drive in legacy boot only shows a small white bar in the top left corner.

Boot into BIOS with USB attached and see if you have a standard USB entry and a USB with EFI choose the standard USB entry and it should boot.

What do you mean by "standard USB entry" and "USB with EFI"?

I have an Asus motherboard and if I go into boot menu of BIOS it gives me option to boot USB 2 PMAP or USB 2 PMAP UEFI; thinking about it it's because I have Hirens Boot CD on the stick which has to boot in EFI mode. But if I do that MultiSystem does not work with my Linux isos

I only have the option to boot in UEFI or LEGACY mode. Booting in UEFI mode displays the "No bootable device" error.

Well if you boot in legacy mode you should be able to install to USB and when it boots you could always setup an EFI partition when manually partitioning the install.

Bruh? Installed Zorin on a USB drive. Boot loop with "Reset System" error | Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14 (AO1-431-C8KZ) - #13 by DesolateIntention

Is this reset system error from USB or the cloudbook?