How to install Uniden Sentinel software on Linux

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.