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HELP with first time PopOS install

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OH OHHHHHH MY GODDDDD!!!!!!

I DID IT. I FUCKING DID IT. TURNS OUT THE BLANK SCREEN WHERR I THOUGHT IT WASN'T BOOTING WAS ACTUALLY BECAUSE THE HARD DRIVE WAS SO DAMN SLOW. 

Following Andy's instructions I managed to get until 6:17. Apparently in the BIOS PopOS should be a selectable boot option, not for me tho.

 

PC is a Dell Optiplex 755. 

Runs a Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 that was meant to run Windows XP hence why I'm trying to install Linux. 

 

Currently I still have the boot usb plugged in and whenever I turn on the PC it keeps going into the Live Environment to install PopOS. The thing is, after the first install, I had a third option asking if I wanted to "refresh my install", which shows that PopOS is installed but I can't boot into it when I remove the boot USB. 

 

Pls help

 

Laptop: HP 245 G7 (Ryzen 3 3300U, 8GB 2666mhz,256GB SATA)

Phone: S10+ 128GB, 512GB SD card

Audio: Cooler Master MH751 (rebranded Takstar Pro 82s)

Sound Card: SounBlaster Play 4 USB sound card

IEM: KZ ZSN Pro X (Gold)

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I know that on my Optiplex 760 I manually have to enable boot devices in the BIOS setup, tried that?

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

List of my systems:

Main PC:

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HP z620 workstation, 2x Xeon e5-2690 v0, EVGA GTX 980 SC, 8x4gb DDR3-1333, 2x 2tb HDD, 1tb boot SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro

Linux system:

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ProDesk 600 g1 SFF, i5-4590, Quadro k620, 2x4gb DDR3-1333, 64gb boot SSD, 250gb storage HDD from the ewaste pile with many bad sectors, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

XP system:

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Compaq DC7600 SFF, Pentium 4 HT 631, MSI GT 210 passive, 2x512m DDR2-667, 80gb Spinmaster HDD

Testbench:

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Optiplex 760 board, GameMax VP-600 PSU, 4x 64gb AliExpress SSD (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 10), 1tb HDD (storage)

(currently has a Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 4x2gb DDR2-800 but I change its config frequently)

 

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Just now, Mel0nMan said:

I know that on my Optiplex 760 I manually have to enable boot devices in the BIOS setup, tried that?

Where exactly is that? Seeing as how we both have Dell's im assuming the BIOSes are similar? 

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Laptop: HP 245 G7 (Ryzen 3 3300U, 8GB 2666mhz,256GB SATA)

Phone: S10+ 128GB, 512GB SD card

Audio: Cooler Master MH751 (rebranded Takstar Pro 82s)

Sound Card: SounBlaster Play 4 USB sound card

IEM: KZ ZSN Pro X (Gold)

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Did you install the bootloader on your SSD/HDD? 

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Just now, Hassan170 said:

Where exactly is that? Seeing as how we both have Dell's im assuming the BIOSes are similar? 

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Wow damn the 760 and 755 BIOS must be very different, mine is an overly graphical one while yours is text only. So it does look like your drive is enabled, is the Pop! bootloader on it?

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

List of my systems:

Main PC:

Spoiler

HP z620 workstation, 2x Xeon e5-2690 v0, EVGA GTX 980 SC, 8x4gb DDR3-1333, 2x 2tb HDD, 1tb boot SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro

Linux system:

Spoiler

ProDesk 600 g1 SFF, i5-4590, Quadro k620, 2x4gb DDR3-1333, 64gb boot SSD, 250gb storage HDD from the ewaste pile with many bad sectors, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

XP system:

Spoiler

Compaq DC7600 SFF, Pentium 4 HT 631, MSI GT 210 passive, 2x512m DDR2-667, 80gb Spinmaster HDD

Testbench:

Spoiler

Optiplex 760 board, GameMax VP-600 PSU, 4x 64gb AliExpress SSD (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 10), 1tb HDD (storage)

(currently has a Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 4x2gb DDR2-800 but I change its config frequently)

 

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1 minute ago, xAcid9 said:

Did you install the bootloader on your SSD/HDD? 

I think I did? How do I know where the bootloader is? 

Laptop: HP 245 G7 (Ryzen 3 3300U, 8GB 2666mhz,256GB SATA)

Phone: S10+ 128GB, 512GB SD card

Audio: Cooler Master MH751 (rebranded Takstar Pro 82s)

Sound Card: SounBlaster Play 4 USB sound card

IEM: KZ ZSN Pro X (Gold)

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1 minute ago, Mel0nMan said:

Wow damn the 760 and 755 BIOS must be very different, mine is an overly graphical one while yours is text only. So it does look like your drive is enabled, is the Pop! bootloader on it?

I have no idea 😞

This is the setup utility and the boot menu only shows the SATA drive. 

 

Laptop: HP 245 G7 (Ryzen 3 3300U, 8GB 2666mhz,256GB SATA)

Phone: S10+ 128GB, 512GB SD card

Audio: Cooler Master MH751 (rebranded Takstar Pro 82s)

Sound Card: SounBlaster Play 4 USB sound card

IEM: KZ ZSN Pro X (Gold)

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2 minutes ago, Hassan170 said:

I think I did? How do I know where the bootloader is? 

When you select partition to install PopOS, there's an option down below for bootloader. Make sure you select your drive for that and not your USB. 

| Intel i7-3770@4.2Ghz | Asus Z77-V | Zotac 980 Ti Amp! Omega | DDR3 1800mhz 4GB x4 | 300GB Intel DC S3500 SSD | 512GB Plextor M5 Pro | 2x 1TB WD Blue HDD |
 | Enermax NAXN82+ 650W 80Plus Bronze | Fiio E07K | Grado SR80i | Cooler Master XB HAF EVO | Logitech G27 | Logitech G600 | CM Storm Quickfire TK | DualShock 4 |

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OH OHHHHHH MY GODDDDD!!!!!!

I DID IT. I FUCKING DID IT. TURNS OUT THE BLANK SCREEN WHERR I THOUGHT IT WASN'T BOOTING WAS ACTUALLY BECAUSE THE HARD DRIVE WAS SO DAMN SLOW. 

Laptop: HP 245 G7 (Ryzen 3 3300U, 8GB 2666mhz,256GB SATA)

Phone: S10+ 128GB, 512GB SD card

Audio: Cooler Master MH751 (rebranded Takstar Pro 82s)

Sound Card: SounBlaster Play 4 USB sound card

IEM: KZ ZSN Pro X (Gold)

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1 minute ago, Hassan170 said:

OH OHHHHHH MY GODDDDD!!!!!!

I DID IT. I FUCKING DID IT. TURNS OUT THE BLANK SCREEN WHERR I THOUGHT IT WASN'T BOOTING WAS ACTUALLY BECAUSE THE HARD DRIVE WAS SO DAMN SLOW. 

Better invest in some cheap SSD if someone actually using this laptop for daily use. 

| Intel i7-3770@4.2Ghz | Asus Z77-V | Zotac 980 Ti Amp! Omega | DDR3 1800mhz 4GB x4 | 300GB Intel DC S3500 SSD | 512GB Plextor M5 Pro | 2x 1TB WD Blue HDD |
 | Enermax NAXN82+ 650W 80Plus Bronze | Fiio E07K | Grado SR80i | Cooler Master XB HAF EVO | Logitech G27 | Logitech G600 | CM Storm Quickfire TK | DualShock 4 |

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Just now, xAcid9 said:

Better invest in some cheap SSD if someone actually using this laptop for daily use. 

Yup, will probably a buy a 2nd hand 120gb drive. BTW its a pc that will be used as a HTPC to drive the TV. 

Laptop: HP 245 G7 (Ryzen 3 3300U, 8GB 2666mhz,256GB SATA)

Phone: S10+ 128GB, 512GB SD card

Audio: Cooler Master MH751 (rebranded Takstar Pro 82s)

Sound Card: SounBlaster Play 4 USB sound card

IEM: KZ ZSN Pro X (Gold)

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Thank you everyone for the help and advice but in the end it turns out I'm just an impatient idiot. Again I thank you so much. 

Laptop: HP 245 G7 (Ryzen 3 3300U, 8GB 2666mhz,256GB SATA)

Phone: S10+ 128GB, 512GB SD card

Audio: Cooler Master MH751 (rebranded Takstar Pro 82s)

Sound Card: SounBlaster Play 4 USB sound card

IEM: KZ ZSN Pro X (Gold)

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