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Old 03-04-2016, 02:10 AM   #1
Colrose
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Red face New iso load of Linux Mint 17.3 Mate fails when loaded on HDD


Computer Dell Inspiron 6000
No previous OS disk was wiped and partitioned.
Install seems to go well.
When DVD is ejected and I attempt to boot of the HDD I get an error message "cannot read or write outside of hd0"

Then I get a grub rescue prompt> with which I can do little other than display the "set" command.

During installation I do get a message saying "Installing grub/dev/hd0

Any Help appreciated
 
Old 03-04-2016, 09:22 PM   #2
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No previous OS disk was wiped and partitioned.
Hello Col...

just a wild newbie guest

I would smash the mbr, rewrite it and then do a low-level format on the whole drive using the drive manufactorers software if possible...
 
Old 03-04-2016, 09:22 PM   #3
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Boot the install DVD as a liveCD, and from a terminal run this and post the output
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
If you are comfortable with running CLI commands, go here and do as it says. You may need to unzip it if you use the download link.
Post the RESULTS.txt (no need for fdisk in that case).
 
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:32 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, I have mate up and running nicely now.

My next problem is trying to install a Brother MFC 7430. On the Brother site the instructions seem to run to pages of CLI code. Is there any easier way to get the right drivers installed?

Cheers

Col
 
Old 03-05-2016, 07:01 AM   #5
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Colrose,

There is no escaping the command line I am afraid.

Somebody wrote a script for LMDE here:

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...f=197&t=108323

Change the name of the file to whatever you like and also look at additional information regarding the scanning edit.

It may be simpler to install the necessary drivers from here:

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...0_us_as&os=128
 
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:09 AM   #6
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Colrose,

You only need to obtain the ONE item, the Driver Install Tool, (this tool will install LPR, CUPSwrapper driver and scanner driver (for scanner models):

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...ng=4&type3=625


Step1. Download the tool (linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1.gz) from the above link and agree to the EULA.

The tool will be downloaded into the default "Downloads" (OR “Desktop” directory).
(The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution and web browser setting.)

e.g. /home/username/Downloads OR /home/username/Desktop

Step2. Open Terminal and go to the directory (Desktop or Download) where you downloaded the file to in the last step.

Code:
cd Desktop
OR

Code:
cd Downloads
Step3. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file (use copy/paste to avoid errors):

Code:
gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1.gz
Step4. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.

Code:
sudo su
Step5. Run the tool:

Code:
bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1 MFC-7340
Step6. The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions.

*When you see the message "Will you specify the DeviceURI ?",

*For USB Users: Choose N(No)

*For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and DeviceURI.

The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.

Last edited by beachboy2; 03-05-2016 at 09:15 AM.
 
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