Zorinos 16.2 lite bootloops after installing it on a hp laptop

zorinos 16.2 lite bootloops on my hp laptop and i can only access it through the recovery menu.

intel core i5 5200U
Intel HD 5500
4gb ram

~ 240 gb space

ive seen another post similar to this but with a nvidia gpu pc and they found a solution through some driver installs but im not sure if it is for intel.

Is it hybrid graphics at all or just pure intel. For the time being, all I could find was this:

pure intel

Please open a terminal and enter:

sudo lshw -C display

and post back the results please.

i switched the os to linux mint but i still ran it and
desc: vga compatible monitor
product: hd graphics 5500
vendor Intel
physical id: 2
version: 09
width 64 bits
clock: 33mhz
capabilities: msi pm vgacontroller busmaster caplist
config: latency = 0
product: efi vga
physical id: 2
logical name: /dev/fb0
capabilities: fb
config: depth = 32 res = 1366 x 768

Realise it does not give me hardware ID. Please open a terminal and enter:

glxinfo | grep Device


Gday @blazetbv , Welcome to the community !
Do you have " Fast boot " Disabled?

Yes. None of the distros ive tried have booted (some didnt even get to the usb installation screen) unless i went into a compatibility mode or safe graphics mode.

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This looks like it could be an IOMMU or a Modesetting issue with Intel Graphics.

You might check modesetting or...
just try disabling IOMMU with the grub parameter intel_iommu=igfx_off to prevent it from interfering with your GPU.

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didnt work but maybe i did it wrong

Can you post a screenshot of your open terminal having run

sudo nano /etc/default/grub


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