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Ubuntu / Re: NTFS partition on Ubuntu
« on: May 04, 2021, 12:12:24 pm »
Interesting that Nautilus file manager sees all the drives but the df command sees only Mark's drive. 
Looks like you'll have to attempt a Grub repair after all.  Perhaps Rich can help with that.

This URL looks like it might help with a repair:  You'll need to scroll down to "Reinstall Ubuntu GRUB Boot Loader". 
I found here the statement: "Usually, you should install the boot loader on your first machine hard disk MBR, which is /dev/sda in most cases. " - which might be relevant in your case.


Hi Fezzan - and welcome to the Forum. 

Did you measure the download speed with FF using a download speed-checker?  If so, the good speed checkers download many files simultaneously in order to saturate your bandwidth and get a worst case value.  As I understand it, the Package Manager, in contrast, typically downloads all the required sub-files packaged into a single file (as tar does), so your bandwidth is not being saturated. 


Ubuntu / Re: NTFS partition on Ubuntu
« on: April 29, 2021, 03:26:12 pm »
Ah, I ought to have looked more closely at your image. 
Just out of interest, try
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df | grep sd
and copy the output here.

I'm sorry you have been having so much trouble.  I, also, have been using Linux for about ten years and have had difficulty with only one printer.  Many printer manufacturers don't support Linux very well so the the Linux community itself writes drivers for them, and this can take a while. 

By far the best manufacturer is HP who support Linux very well indeed and provides the "HP Linux Imaging & Printing" system which you can download here:  It is an excellent HP printer manager and will find your HP printer wirelessly. 

I am assuming that you have checked that your printer has been set up to see the router!  You'd be surprised how many people forget that and just assume that it connects itself.

By the way;  comments like this of yours really ought to be posted in the General Discussion Board - please always choose the most appropriate Board for your posts.  Thank you.


PS. I have changed a dubious word in your post!

Ubuntu / Re: NTFS partition on Ubuntu
« on: April 28, 2021, 05:59:44 pm »
It's good that you can see the other drives as this means that you can copy files. 

To get to the data:
  double-click on the "Home" directory shown on your attachment,
  double-click on your user name (Mark?)
and you will see your files.  You can then copy them to a USB/DVD as required. 

A quicker and neater way to back up is to use terminal commands and we can guide you if you wish, as it looks a bit complicated to those unfamiliar with it.  Let us know.


Ubuntu / Re: NTFS partition on Ubuntu
« on: April 28, 2021, 08:46:06 am »
First of al I suggest very strongly that you use the old Ubuntu system (on HDD) to back up to a USB/DVD all your important files from the 500GB SSD. 

Since only one person in your family can use the computer at a time, I suggest that you:
1. install Ubuntu on the 250GB SSD alongside Windows and
2. use that new Ubuntu to copy your files from the 500GB SSD to the 250GB SSD.  The fact you can't boot into the 500GB drive doesn't mean that you can't read from it. 

If you have a truly huge amount of data I would reformat the 500GB SSD to EXT4 and save your archivable files there from your back-up. 


Peppermint / Re: Printers
« on: April 08, 2021, 06:40:39 pm »
You are very welcome - glad it worked out for you.
Please edit the title of your first post as [SOLVED] - thanks.


Peppermint / Re: Printers
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:52:21 pm »
Is it possible to delete all printer names except the one  that worked?

That would be the best thing to do. 
I am guessing that only the working one is listed in HPLIP, so you can delete the others through System Settings/Printers via the system menu. 


Peppermint / Re: Printers
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:26:03 pm »
Yes, you said earlier; but can you print a document of your own?

Peppermint / Re: Printers
« on: April 08, 2021, 01:57:19 pm »
So can you now print documents? 


Peppermint / Re: Printers
« on: April 07, 2021, 09:54:49 pm »

Start the HPLIP Toolbox from the menus.  It will take ten seconds or so to get printer information.
Select the "Actions" tab.
Click on "Print test page". 

Does that work?

While you are there you can set up your desired printer default operation in "Print Settings".


Peppermint / Re: Printers
« on: April 06, 2021, 05:25:29 pm »
Hi Osmond.

Printer set to wi-fi is fine - it's the same as "wireless". 
Just start a terminal session (Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter the command:
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as suggested and report back.


Peppermint / Re: Printers
« on: April 05, 2021, 06:21:51 pm »
OK.  This is just the compressed downloaded file that needs to be "extracted".
What is the extension of the file?  (eg .deb). 
As Peppermint is Ubuntu (Debian) based, the *.deb version will probably be OK. 
Go to and follow the installation instructions.


Peppermint / Re: Printers
« on: April 05, 2021, 10:18:09 am »
It looks as though you have downloaded HPLIP but not installed it. 
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ls /usr/bin/hp-*
There ought to be about 20 files.  If there aren't any then you definitely haven't installed HPLIP.


Peppermint / Re: Printers
« on: April 04, 2021, 06:05:36 pm »
Sorry to be picky: 

"Connected wifi".....I take this to mean that you have set up the printer to connect to the router wifi - true?
If you go to System Settings/Printers, is your new printer listed? 

You say you have downloaded HPLIP.......and did it install without errors? 
Try this command:
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ls /usr/bin/hp-print
This should tell you if symbolic link is present or not. 


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