Uniden's Sentinel software powers several models of their scanners. It works well on Linux using WINE.

Installing software

The follow code block will install WINE and the Sentinel software. Verify that $url points to the latest software.

#!/usr/bin/env bash


filename=$(basename $url)

sudo apt install -y wine wine64 winetricks

winetricks annihilate
WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot
winetricks dotnet20

wget $url -O ~/Downloads/${filename}
cd ~/Downloads
unzip $filename && rm $filename

cd ~/Downloads/${dirname}
wine msiexec /i Setup_BCDx36HP.msi

Configuring software

Plug your scanner into your Linux computer. Open Wine configuration with the command wine winecfg -h.

Click on the drive letter corresponding to your scanner.

Click on Show advanced.

Change Type to Floppy disk.

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Running software

The BCDx36HP_Sentinel software should now be in your start menu. It should run as it does under Windows.