If your just want a Linux distribution for learning shell scripting, I would wholeheartedly recommend installing Linux in a virtual machine.
Use something like, for example, VirtualBox.
This way, you will have the ability to seamlessly switch between your Linux shell and your more familiar Window environment and you would be able to test out different partitioning schemes, filesystems, network configurations etc. without the fear of destroying your files in Windows. It would also mean less hassle from possibly unsupported hardware.
Later, when you feel more confident, you could install Linux (or some other Unix) on the machine, either as a dual-boot solution or as the only OS on the computer (and run Windows inside VirtualBox on the Linux system).
But, as I said, if you just want to learn shell scripting in Linux, install a some virtual machine software, create the empty virtual machine with a 20 GB or so large disk image, and boot the installation ISO.
I'm running OpenBSD 6.1 without X11 in VirtualBox on top of a Windows 10 laptop. This is my main everyday working platform since a couple of years.