Hi, running into an issue trying to install Zorin 16.2 on an IntelNUC11PAHi5.
Secureboot is disabled. Multiple USB's used, multiple download images of 16.2 used and USB BalenaEtcher and Rufus (current versions) used. The NUC installs LinuxMint fine. Zorin 16.2 goes to a black screen with all combination of USB, ISO and USB creation tool when I pick Install/Try using normal, safe, nvidia drivers - it doesn't even start the check routine.
USB verified working on another machine and a VM - so pointing towards the installer and NUC video card?
Check the integrity of the USB Install Drive and the downloaded .iso file.
Connect to the Internet before installing Zorin OS.
Disable Fast Startup and Fast Boot.
Disable Secure Boot.
If the installer doesn't recognize the computer's hard drive/SSD.
That NUC uses integrated graphics from Intel so you should not need Nvidia drivers...as far as I know. I did not find anywhere in the Intel specs where they are using an Nvidia graphic chip but, maybe they are.
Have you disabled integrated graphics and, are you using a M.2 type graphics adapter?
Re-install with out selecting Nvidia graphics and see what happens. I don't think the Intel integrated graphics are Nvidia...I may be wrong though. Even if the integrated were Nvidia it should not matter as I don't think the CPU/GPU will let external graphic drivers interfere with the integrated chip.
OK ... yeah, I missed that about the Normal install attempt. Here are some links for NUC and Linux installations. Take a look at them, the second link has some info about Ubuntu drivers. These links are mostly for after you have a good install however, someone here may be able to suss out some information that may be of use to you.
That above is mostly above my level of knowledge however, I will take a guess, slightly uneducated and say that Zorin is attempting to install as VGA and looking for the standard VGA adapter. You are using HDMI and that may be causing your issue.
edit: Well, you board may or may not support Linux. I am not clear if the below information is hard and fast or simply user reported.
running Linux Mint 21 "Vanessa" Cinnamon Edition in the meantime, which is strange given both Zorin and Mint are both Linux distributions based on Ubuntu --- something for the Zorin gurus to resolve, way beyond my knowledge