[Techtalk] getting rid of windows on a dual boot machine
anotheranne at fables.co.za
Sat Nov 13 00:42:58 UTC 2010
No, Miriam, xsane has all the controls you could imagine whereas the hp
software will make a great scan without touching anything and is in
any case far less configurable than xsane.
No, not the resolution, the actual colour. for instance a white page is
always white on the hp, on xsane it _always_ has colour casts which you
can never get rid of. There is no way to get the colour fidelity of the
hp software. Crazy.
but, worse, the scans are striped in colours from left to right. This
is noticeable on the preview even. At first i thought that maybe the
scanner was showing signs (like me) of old age, but back to hp and a
perfect scan everytime. Difficult to describe, but there has to be
something wrong at a very low level. I have the correct driver for the
scanner model, have even uninstalled totally and then done a complete
The fact is, it's like chalk and cheese, the xsane scanning is nigh
unuseable. I can see all the bells and whistles, everything seems to
work, but after a month of twiddling I am where I started.
I'll have to do some serious investigation, maybe find a dedicated
group. There is another gnome scanning package but under my ubuntu this
is definitely alpha stuff.
thanks for the input, don't waste more time on it, I must rtfm further.
On Sat, 13 Nov 2010 08:37:15 +1000
Miriam English <mim at miriam-english.org> wrote:
> Hi Anne,
> When you say low quality, what do you mean? If it is resolution, the
> dots per inch can be changed in the interface. If it is color balance
> or gamma those can be set and saved too.
> - Miriam
> Anne Wainwright wrote:
> > Hello,
> > > just an update to say no progress on this front at present.
> > > Thanks for
> > all the input from everyone.
> > > I started to use Xsane to replace my HP scanning software on
> > > windows
> > and have had little success. Although it goes, and despite much
> > effort, the scans are very low quality compared to the HP
> > alternative. Until I can sort this out getting rid of windows is on
> > hold. > > Anne
> > > > > On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 19:00:28 +0200
> > Anne Wainwright <anotheranne at fables.co.za> wrote:
> > >> Hi,
> >> I have a dual boot machine, I'd like to get rid of the windows
> >> side as (happy happy day) it is never used now. I want the old
> >> Windows space for a bigger ~/ directory and want to include the
> >> space of the old ~/ directory into the existing / directory. I
> >> can see that this will involve some careful planning. My basic
> >> scheme is to follow the steps below.
> >> 1 delete the Windows partition
> >> 2 create a new linux partition in the space freed up
> >> 3 install file system on new partition
> >> 4 edit fstab to see & mount new partition as home
> >> 5 move all the old data over to the new ~/ filesystem
> >> 6 delete the old home partition
> >> 7 expand the root partition to allow more system space
> >> 8 make the root partition bootable
> >> 9 edit grub so we can avoid the unneeded boot menu.
> >> I'm not asking for a step by step, but rather what have I
> >> forgotten? I so seriously do not want a disaster. If I get the
> >> major steps planned then I can look at the issues involved with
> >> each more carefully.
> >> Presumably if we do 8 then in fact we do not need grub at all, but
> >> I am very hazy about this part of the plan.
> >> Any comments gratefully acknowledged.
> >> bestest
> >> Anne
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