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by Kester
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Format hard disk from USB
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Format hard disk from USB

Hi Michael, Great news - your persistence has paid off. I've just found a thread on 'compatibility mode' at https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=198531 . You might be interested in browsing it. It's not a problem I've come across with my own installations. I have wifi disabled as all my...
by Kester
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Format hard disk from USB
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Format hard disk from USB

@Larry78723, Thanks. I think possibly that Michael is a bit wary of entering the BIOS as he has made no comment regarding 'secure boot'. @Michaelmint, If you are unsure about entering the BIOS/UEFI on your computer, just provide the make and model details and I'll see if I can get the appropriate in...
by Kester
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Format hard disk from USB
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Format hard disk from USB

Hi Larry,

Thanks for your input. Please check the advice I have given Michael - you are far more experienced with Mint than I am so if you see any flaws in what I am suggesting, please tell Michael and give him the appropriate advice.

Cheers.
by Kester
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Format hard disk from USB
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Format hard disk from USB

Hi Michael, Yes indeed, your drive is formatted but reformatting will clear all the junk to ensure a clean install. If I were you, I would ignore these odd little items you find when searching online but undertake a clean install following instructions in a Linux Mint guide as this should ensure the...
by Kester
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Format hard disk from USB
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Format hard disk from USB

Hi Michael, Hopefully JoeFootball will return to your thread. Meanwhile you need to consider whether you would like to retry a dual boot arrangement. This all depends if you can reinstall Windows. I don't know what version of Windows you had or whether you have the installation disk or not. For dual...
by Kester
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Format hard disk from USB
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Format hard disk from USB

Hi Michael, The image on your link shows that you have, in fact, removed Windows from the computer so, along the way, in attempting to create a dual boot arrangement, you must have inadvertently chosen to install Linux Mint in the partition containing the Windows operating files, your Windows progra...
by Kester
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Format hard disk from USB
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Format hard disk from USB

As JoeFootball says, there is Screenshot in the menu. If it's not there, you can install it albeit temporarily in your USB device (using synaptic or Software Manager) . If you have to install it, it will remain available until you close the live media. It's simple to use and very good - it's what I ...
by Kester
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Format hard disk from USB
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Format hard disk from USB

Hi Michael, If you are really happy to ditch Windows and your datafiles, installing Linux Mint to replace them should not be a problem. Boot from your USB device and open the 'Install Mint' file on the desktop upper left. However, you may not have 'screwed' your system irrevocably. What do you see i...
by Kester
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Epson XP-2015 Scanner not Recognised
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Epson XP-2015 Scanner not Recognised

Hi WestSwan, Do I first put the imagescan-bundle-linux-mint-19.3.0.x64.deb.tar.gz file on the desktop? You don't need to do that but if it is more convenient for you, you can. What I tend to do in such cases is work from the 'Download' folder. Decide where you want the file and run the command. If t...
by Kester
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Epson XP-2015 Scanner not Recognised
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Epson XP-2015 Scanner not Recognised

Hi WestSwan, The '.tar.gz' file is a compressed folder like a zip file. Open the terminal and type 'sudo tar zxvf imagescan-bundle-linux-mint-19.3.0.x64.deb.tar.gz' (without speech marks) to open the folder and you should have access to the '.deb' file. The terminal may ask for the user's password b...
by Kester
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana
Replies: 36
Views: 858

Re: Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana

"Technically", I totally disagree with this comment. @DAMIEN1307 - I think we are using the English language in a different way to interpret the word 'technically', I was using it in the sense of 'feasibility' as it is indeed possible to upgrade from within LM19.3. However I did go on to state that ...
by Kester
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana
Replies: 36
Views: 858

Re: Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana

Hi FamCompKid, I understand that coming from 19.3, I need to be doing a clean install. And file backups. Technically you do not need to do a clean install although many of the experts on this forum advise it is the best way to upgrade. If you can spare the time though, it may be worth upgrading from...
by Kester
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Idk what to do I just can't login into Linux Mint 20
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Idk what to do I just can't login into Linux Mint 20

Hi mrHoovyFromTF2, Boot your system using live media. You will then be able to check the problem drive with Gparted to see if it is full and if there is any unallocated space on the drive.. You will also be able to use the file manager to see what files are taking up the space. Don't delete anything...
by Kester
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED]: Cannon Imageclass MF260 Series: Scanner not recognized.
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: [NOT SOLVED]: Cannon Imageclass MF260 Series: Scanner not recognized.

Hi Pendrifter, I'm not clear if you still have ippusbxd on your system. It shouldn't be there if you are using ipp-usb so, if it is there, purge it. When that's sorted, test scanning again. If you still get a problem, when you open Document Scanner, see if it detects the scanner. If it does but it f...
by Kester
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xsane doesn't see my scanner
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Xsane doesn't see my scanner

Hi Schultz, The Hardware > Printers & Scanners section has a number of threads dealing with similar issues. I had a scanner problem on my Canon MFP when I upgraded from LM19.3 to LM20. The device connects via usb and the solution suggested by the expert brian_p which worked for me was to purge ippus...
by Kester
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Document Scanner "Failed to scan - unable to connect to scanner"
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Document Scanner "Failed to scan - unable to connect to scanner"

Hi Vince, Hopefully brian_p or one of the other experts will step in. First though, a question, when you open Document Scanner, do you get a dropdown list of alternatives to choose before attempting to run the scan? If you do, you may find some of the options work whereas the default option showing ...
by Kester
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Document Scanner "Failed to scan - unable to connect to scanner"
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Document Scanner "Failed to scan - unable to connect to scanner"

Hi Vince, ippusbxd is included by default in Linux Mint. Look at https://www.systutorials.com/docs/linux/man/8-ippusbxd/ to see more information about it. To purge it, open your terminal and type in the following command: 'sudo apt purge ippusbxd' (without the single speech marks) . My device is a C...
by Kester
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recommendations for external disk ?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Recommendations for external disk ?

Hi barrel69, No doubt external SDDs of greater than 2TB capacity will become available but probably at very high cost per gigabyte. HDDs will are slower although if you have the latest usb format ports and get a compatible external hdd, you should still get reasonable copy speeds. If you are careful...
by Kester
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED]: Cannon Imageclass MF260 Series: Scanner not recognized.
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Cannon Imageclass MF260 Series: Scanner not recognized.

Hi pendrifter, You don't give enough information - what is your operating system version and how does the scanner problem manifest itself (e.g. is the scanner recognised by scanning software but does not run)?. How is your device linked to your computer (network, wifi, usb cable)? If you are using L...
by Kester
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recommendations for external disk ?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Recommendations for external disk ?

Hi Barrel69, Thanks for your clarification. Glad things are going well for your file backup strategy. I use Grsync regularly having set up a series copy routines for regular tasks such as backing up folders which contain files that are frequently updated (e.g. personal accounts etc.) - just click on...

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