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Old 08-10-2006, 08:26 AM   #1
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Bad downloads?


I am downloading different Linux iso-images from the net but almost 4 out of 5 are useless. The images are much smaller in size then they should be. Does anyone know what this problem is? For example: Iím trying to download the new PCLinuxOS-junior(484 megs) but I am constantly getting images of +/- 80, 100 or 280 megs, in other words `crap`. Downloading the minime-iso was good in one go while I had to download Mepis at least 10 times before I had the right size. Does anyone have the same problem and what can be done to improve downloading?

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Old 08-10-2006, 08:47 AM   #2
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Which download client are you using?
 
Old 08-10-2006, 09:09 AM   #3
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Just the standard download client that xp uses.


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Old 08-10-2006, 10:26 AM   #4
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Internet Explorer?

You should use firefox or filezilla or anything but internet explorer, which is buggy and probably corrupted by virii.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 11:29 AM   #5
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You could also try downloading via FTP or BitTorrent.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 05:55 PM   #6
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I would suggest BitTorrent. That way you can restart your download if you ever loose connection without having to start from the very beginning.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 04:12 PM   #7
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Thanks for the reply`s, it looks like internet explorer is quit buggy. I`ll try firefox and/or bitTorrent

Cheers!
 
Old 08-14-2006, 01:58 AM   #8
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using any windows download manager will do, like dap, flash get, it can increase your download speed much.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 04:35 AM   #9
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I used dap, but it wasnít that successful. I donít know it might be the connecting that there is some interference. I got `whole` downloads but none of them were useful. K3b already announced that they were probably bad (and the were). I am gona give betTorrent a try.

Thanks anyway.

 
Old 08-15-2006, 05:02 AM   #10
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Bittorrent is the way to go, it supports resuming, and because of it's distributed nature, saves the hosts from having to hold it all up on their end, much better.

A few good clients (a lot of people are incapable of googling..)

http://azureus.sourceforge.net/ (Needs java, normally my client of choice)
http://pingpong-abc.sourceforge.net/ (never used, hear good reports)
http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/ (CLI - very nice and simple)
http://www.bittorrent.com/index.html (official, don't really see the point, i have found much better clients)
 
Old 08-15-2006, 06:23 PM   #11
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There's another way to say it : if your links are FTP links, just use a real FTP client, and not IE, not Firefox, not DAP.
Now, in your case, if your connexion is of poor quality and suffers plenty of packet loss, even though FTP protocol should be able to handle it, that might explain your k3B problems, a md5 sum won't lie. Bittorrent would be a fair solution here : your downloads are segmented in small parts of something like 3-5 megabytes each, and each segment is verified regularly, so that should offer you the best chance to have good downloads in the end.
 
Old 08-16-2006, 06:42 AM   #12
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Thanx for the links and advice. I will check them out.

Cheers!
 
  


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