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kunkmiester 07-15-2008 01:15 AM

getting a good iso file
 
I've tried multiple times to get a good burn on this. The only distro I can get a good burn on is the dillo one. I plan on installing this on my own computer, and I have a friend who's getting an old laptop--with the Windows situation, linux is the only decent choice. We both do art, so grafpup seemed a natural choice.

Bit Torrent 6.0.3 doesn't like the BT files on the download page, and as mentioned, the dillo distro is the only one that burned properly, but that browser has issues. Roxio on the laptop(windows is on, but not licensed, so it won't last long) wouldn't complete the burn, and Nero and Windows' wizard would just make a coaster. It would burn, but nothing would load, and looking at it, either in Linux or windows, would show nothing on the disk.

I'm really just starting on Linux, this or puppy will be the first one on my computer. My brother(who tried the first burn) said that the iso might be corrupted, and so it's not burning right, but I have no clue what else needs to be eliminated. I never was much of a computer guy, just used them. Linux needs more than that, and this is a start.

linuxonbute 07-15-2008 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by kunkmiester (Post 3214776)
I've tried multiple times to get a good burn on this. The only distro I can get a good burn on is the dillo one. I plan on installing this on my own computer, and I have a friend who's getting an old laptop--with the Windows situation, linux is the only decent choice. We both do art, so grafpup seemed a natural choice.

Bit Torrent 6.0.3 doesn't like the BT files on the download page, and as mentioned, the dillo distro is the only one that burned properly, but that browser has issues. Roxio on the laptop(windows is on, but not licensed, so it won't last long) wouldn't complete the burn, and Nero and Windows' wizard would just make a coaster. It would burn, but nothing would load, and looking at it, either in Linux or windows, would show nothing on the disk.

I'm really just starting on Linux, this or puppy will be the first one on my computer. My brother(who tried the first burn) said that the iso might be corrupted, and so it's not burning right, but I have no clue what else needs to be eliminated. I never was much of a computer guy, just used them. Linux needs more than that, and this is a start.


Often you need to burn at a low speed to get a good iso. Try burning at 4x or 2x and see if that works.

Also you can get versions of Linux from magazine cover discs. I have had such discs with Puppy, DSL and other small ones on in the past.

fair_is_fair 07-15-2008 02:04 PM

If you are burning with windows try the free tool "ImgBurn". The default settings should burn iso images fine.

Clean your cd writer. I have had bad burns because of this.

Some multithreading download managers can cause errors. I've had my best luck with the Opera browser.

Always a good idea to check checksums although I rarely bother.

kunkmiester 07-15-2008 02:45 PM

How do you check checksums? Can that save me burning another coaster?

Roxio at least runs a bit, and then spits it out, stating that there were errors, and doesn't try to finish. We've tried three computers, and three or four burning programs, with the same result--unusable disks.

Puppy uses opera, though I'll admit I'm using an old disk that still uses 1.*. It won't burn right either.

fair_is_fair 07-15-2008 04:16 PM

In windows you can use this free tool. http://www.md5summer.org/ The checksum should be available where you are downloading the iso. This program compares the checksum with your downloaded iso. If they concur your download should be OK.

When burning be sure to pick "burn disk image" or "burn iso image".

Puppy is an excellent choice.

kunkmiester 07-18-2008 03:21 PM

The ISOs from the main server, save for dillo, failed checksums, when my brother came over last night and we worked on it. The mirror, bubbleletter, gave us good ones, which burned properly. So, grafpup is now on the computer, and I'm still thinking the other files were corrupt or something.

outofnicks 08-02-2008 10:46 PM

I have only tried the seamonkey release and right off the bat K3b says it "seems not to be a useable image". Same thing after two tries.
I DLed the checksum file, renamed it grafpup-2.00-seamonkey.txt and used md5sum to check the iso. md5sum outputed a checksum which was a complete mismatch to the one in the file. I'm no expert but I have to agree that the ISOs on the main server must be corrupt.

phbunyan 09-07-2008 02:12 AM

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Originally Posted by kunkmiester (Post 3219251)
The ISOs from the main server, save for dillo, failed checksums, when my brother came over last night and we worked on it. The mirror, bubbleletter, gave us good ones, which burned properly. So, grafpup is now on the computer, and I'm still thinking the other files were corrupt or something.

Hi, kunkmeister

I tried bubbleletter.org tonight and it didnt seem to be a mirror for grafpup. Howd you get it to give you a good grafpup.
Thank You.
phbunyan

kunkmiester 09-18-2008 10:02 AM

When you go to the grafpup download screen, it shows a few sites with the OS on them, for download rather than the main server. I clicked over to bubbleletter, hit the grafpup(I did seamonkey, specifically) download, and the checksum was good, and the disk burned.

Bubbleletter doesn't seem to be up anymore though, as I'm getting a 404.

UZ64 10-07-2008 10:40 PM

I'm having the same problem. No matter what, doesn't matter if I download the Dillo, Opera or SeaMonkey version, the md5sum check will always fail when downloading from the "official" server. The "alternate" mirror on the download page will not work at all, bringing up a 404 Not Found error. And there are no other options (ie. mirrors with non-corrupted files), therefore no way to successfully download Grafpup.

kunkmiester 10-07-2008 11:28 PM

Well, another option would be to put it here, or somewhere. I have a good seamonkey file, so if someone wants it, they can PM me about putting it on a host. For now we can see about a peer to peer through AIM or something if you like. I'm not sure my e-mail will take a 90 meg attachment.

phbunyan 10-08-2008 12:27 AM

getting a good iso file -solved for me
 
I have no real idea what the problem was.
But, on Friday, Sept. 20, I tried again and the results was perfect.
I created the GrafPup Live CD using CDBurnerXP which worked fawlessly.
I even was abale to write my session to the CD when exiting.

Thank You, all, for you input for solution to this problem.

SchoolDaGeek 10-15-2008 12:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kunkmiester (Post 3284624)
When you go to the grafpup download screen, it shows a few sites with the OS on them, for download rather than the main server. I clicked over to bubbleletter, hit the grafpup(I did seamonkey, specifically) download, and the checksum was good, and the disk burned.

Bubbleletter doesn't seem to be up anymore though, as I'm getting a 404.

Date is October 15th and I am getting equal response from bubbleletter.

I've burned two coasters so far then went back and confirmed that the MD5 is completely different. Used FLASHGET/GOT and it seems hung up on the last .01 MB to complete 113.8(1) MB necessary to complete the file.

I have a deadline, y'all. Somebody shoot me the file with sendthisfile.com.

It can't be viruses, etc. The MD5 is just not checking out with the servers.

SchoolDaGeek 10-16-2008 02:30 PM

Good ISO
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by phbunyan (Post 3272121)
Hi, kunkmeister

I tried bubbleletter.org tonight and it didnt seem to be a mirror for grafpup. Howd you get it to give you a good grafpup.
Thank You.
phbunyan

I finally got a good .iso MD5 from distromania.com Spread the word!

david_j 12-23-2008 12:20 PM

I've been trying to download a couple of ISOs from the official site - when I open the CD-burning software it says that it is an invalid ISO.

The mirror site requires a userid & password, and distromania.com leads you to an advert for apartments in Dubrovnic!

Help!


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