Dell 11 3000 needs device driver to re install OS

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  1. 311ot

    311ot Newbie

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    hi i found a way to install new os you need to turn off legacy boot and secure boot then turn on boot mode to UEFI to install linux. i tried with many linux like centos,arch linux,gentoo linux,ubuntu but i failed in them then i searched a lite weight linux on google then i found the bodhi linux and i tried to install it.after many trials i successfully installed it on my dell inspiron 11(3162)2gb ram 32gb model and celron processor and preinstalled with windows 10 home.hope this will help you i am not a tech i just tried it so dont know about any technical errors so be careful when you tries it i just tried it luckily got success.
     
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  3. rcsekhar

    rcsekhar Newbie

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    Hello .After thouroughly going through all the forums and viewing all the videos on this problem I think found a solution( atleast it worked for me). tried installing the OS through an external dvd drive instead of a Pen drive. I pressed F11 and then tried selecting the F12 booting options, it took me to the booting options screen , there i selected the UEFI cd/dvd option and it started to boot.

    regards


    PS: I dont know if this has anything to do with the installing process but i tried 'ctrl + F11' , it gave me a diagnostic clear message and then rebooted the laptop again
     
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  4. MICHAEL0812

    MICHAEL0812 Newbie

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    For the Dell flavour of these cheap laptops I suggest the following;

    you can download an image using service tag of the device, in my case it gave a me a windows 10 image straight to USB key.. Win10 is too large for 32gig thats obvious, my preference was windows 7 but not enough drivers and failed to start so opted for windows 8.1 still much smaller.

    I used an UEFI bootable USB created in rufus and a iso containing both win7 and win8, this loaded the required USB drivers which are not present in the win7 iso.
    I assume here you have erased your Emmc disc already!!

    Go ahead and insert the recovery usb from dell, boot up from it now..
    once the device reaches 44% completed turn of the machine and remove the flash drive, I only used it to setup the Emmc format and partitions.
    now insert you windows installation disc , ideally an iso containing win8 and 7
     
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    MICHAEL0812 Newbie

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    continuing on ... sorry wrong button hit !
    and reboot tapping the manual boot key to select the uefi usb key we have made, interestingly the bios on these machines is happy to accept and NTFS format instead of fat32 and still boot fine..

    Win 8 will load out of the box missing some drivers, these are easy to find just add the wireless driver and use windows update to locate the missing drivers...

    Win 7 is a bigger problem as it can't boot the laptop out of the box, drivers will need adding to the install i expect - just gets in a boot loop after installation.
     
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  6. Zloi_Ivan

    Zloi_Ivan Newbie

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    As i can understand in that topic you cant solve this issue, ive got a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 (duck Fell!) and have the same problem. Ive find out a solve https://community.spiceworks.com/to...indows-10-on-dell-inspiron-11-3162-emmc-drive
    If you had a black screen after booting from usb, just turn off legacy boot in bios - intel integrated garphic problems. Also i turnd off tpm-module (whatever, just turn it off - dont let evil to prevail!).
    Best regards
    from mother-Russia
    P.S. because i have to spend for this problem 3 days of my life, register on this forum just to post a link.
    P.P.S. Also duck a fell support team. U guys suck.
     
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  7. EdlynnTB

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    I found on my Inspiron 11 3162 that if you turn on UEFI, you can't boot to anything other than the hard drive, regardless of the settings on legacy or secure boots. It will not boot to linux.

    My solution, so far, has been to install Linux (in my case Linux MInt) from one USB stick (my multi-boot) to another USB stick in the other port. The new main drive is the USB and the internal emmc drive will be storage. This laptop came with Windows 10 on it and it is stupidly slow.
     
  8. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Let this be some information. Buy the 11 3000 that has the hard drive in it, not the 32gb. It's only a little bit more, but it saves so many headaches in the long run. I understand the frusturations. I never had any issues with dells C.S. however. They walked me through everything on my systems no issue.
     
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    Thankfully, this laptop was given to me, otherwise, I would never have gone for something so small. My main laptop is a 17" --- SO much easier to see!!
     
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