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Installing Linux on Inspiron 3451

This is an older fourth generation Intel that now has Windows 10 Home, and 4 GB RAM.   

I used Ubuntu 16 and 17 live.  I have also installed both.   Ubuntu will not shut down.  I did completely reformat drive.  I tried several different options of hard drive format.  Finally trying the most basic one main partition,and no encryption.  

I thought at one time this laptop came with either Linux or Windows 10, but I do not see the download for Linux on my support page.   Maybe because I did not buy it.   However I would not want to run Linux unless it had the later updates.   

I have perused the Ubuntu forums, and saw suggestions for a fix of to make shutdown finish that are for earlier versions of Ubuntu, and none of those suggestions worked.   I also do not know how to get behind that closing Ubuntu splash screen.  I am now frustrated enough that I would try to not use Ubuntu, which may never work properly.

I wanted to try QUBES, but the install will not even start.   However that was always not likely for this limited of hardware.   

Anyone here want to suggest a version of Linux that I can install on hard drive?  (I have tried several, guessing some do not have the correct video driver.)

Computer Model Inspiron 3451
BIOS Vendor Dell Inc.
BIOS Version A00
BIOS Date 12/5/2014
OS Version Microsoft Windows 10 Home


Manufacturer Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2840 @ 2.16GHz
Clock Speed 2.2Ghz
L2 Cache Size 1024


Available Memory 38.89 %
Page File Size 4,682.9MB
Available Page File 100.00 %
Virtual Memory 4,682.9MB
Available Virtual Memory 45.02 %
DIMM_A 4,096.0MB

 Network controller

Adaptor Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)
Adaptor Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Adaptor Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)
Adaptor Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)


Drive C:
Type 3
Drive Size 456.3GB
Total Available Space 59.9GB
Used Space 396.4GB


Type Description
Disk Drives
Display Adapters
Intel(R) HD Graphics
IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers
Intel(R) Pentium(R) processor N- and J-series / Intel(R) Celeron(R) processor N- and J-series AHCI - 0F23
Keyboards,Mice & Pointing Devices
Dell Touchpad
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Generic PnP Monitor
Sound Devices
Intel(R) Display Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
USB Controllers

Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft)

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RE: Installing Linux on Inspiron 3451

Try updating the BIOS if there is a newer version.

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