XFCE 21.0 On Old Windows 7 "GRUB"

I’ll try to outline this the best I can.

  1. I’m a new user.
  2. I Have looked through the wiki and have been unable to find a fix.
  3. The HP laptop new ran windows 7 and has been updated to the most current version of windows 10.
  4. Created bootable USB with Manjaro minimal XFCE.
  5. I changed start up settings to boot disk from USB.

Here is the problem!
6. When booting, the screen goes black and in the top left corner “GRUB” appears. That’s it.

No command line, no way to enter text, no way to exit this screen without holding the power button.

Any help and a mentor would be appreciated.

Thank you.

  1. use ventoy to create your iso USB
  2. before launch and install manjaro

in your UEFI

disable secure boot
disable fastboot
disks on AHCI
no legacy
no CSM
UEFI only or others ( not windows )
no Optane/rst

then launch manjaro iso USB
open a terminal and check

inxi  -Mxa ( check for UEFI only , not UEFI[legacy] or Bios )
test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios
sudo efibootmgr -v
sudo parted -l

Having same issue with hp win 7. Problem is no secure boot or legacy boot option nor fast boot simple bios… my idea is to maybe install win 10 to then have those settings!? Hook u up when tried… or is there any other way?. Kali and mint working with no issues kde Kali 21…

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