LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-27-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
ojasom
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: va USA
Distribution: ?
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
BitTorrent???


one other question. What is a bit torrent? I downloaded a debian bit torrent that i thought was the OS. now i don't know what it is.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 14,932

Rep: Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520
Google lately?

http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:43 PM   #3
david_ross
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Slackware, RedHat, Debian
Posts: 12,047

Rep: Reputation: 66
The best explanation is on:
http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/introduction.html

It is a system for distributed file sharing.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
ojasom
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: va USA
Distribution: ?
Posts: 49

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
x86 BitTorrent
ISO 1 debian-30r2-i386-binary-1.iso.torrent cdb79ca3db1f39b1940ed58aa98da2e7
ISO 2 debian-30r2-i386-binary-2.iso.torrent 5ccbf54d7e5020a196353569fdbb0e5c
ISO 3 debian-30r2-i386-binary-3.iso.torrent b2c7358f676f7841c383538538f74cbc
ISO 4 debian-30r2-i386-binary-4.iso.torrent 121ce8204e71883281b7f0a8e6f547e1
ISO 5 debian-30r2-i386-binary-5.iso.torrent f6c27d0109e83ade5882ec21058a2d72
ISO 6 debian-30r2-i386-binary-6.iso.torrent 728012c7acbaa2fdfdcbfeb1bf43273d
ISO 7 debian-30r2-i386-binary-7.iso.torrent 2aa14e5f02f56a001c9ec38acce89b28
Anywhere
100% HTTP Debian Torrents ISO 1 ISO 2 ISO 3 ISO 4 ISO 5 ISO 6 ISO 7

this is what i downloaded from this site. so is it the debian os or bittorrent software. yes i know nothing about computers. i'm excited that i know how to format my hard drive and repartition.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:03 PM   #5
rshaw
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Perry, Iowa
Distribution: Mepis , Debian
Posts: 2,692

Rep: Reputation: 45
bittorrent works by downloading partial files from multiple sources, and uploading from your machine bits of files you already downloaded. if they're roughly 650-700MB large than they are the iso's, if not they are just the first part that would normally launch the bittorrent client.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:07 PM   #6
ojasom
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: va USA
Distribution: ?
Posts: 49

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
so to install debian on my pc i need to download the iso?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:17 PM   #7
david_ross
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Slackware, RedHat, Debian
Posts: 12,047

Rep: Reputation: 66
Yes, the small files only contain the information about where to download the ISOs from.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:20 PM   #8
Celettu
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: VectorLinux 5.0 SOHO
Posts: 90

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by ojasom
so to install debian on my pc i need to download the iso?
Choose a bittorrent client, and open the files/torrents you downloaded. The rest should take care of itself.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:20 PM   #9
ojasom
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: va USA
Distribution: ?
Posts: 49

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
hey thanks for the info. that was a real help.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BitTorrent where from here lchisholm General 4 10-02-2005 03:57 PM
BitTorrent littlemidget General 6 08-29-2004 03:34 AM
Bittorrent help chrisford553 Linux - Newbie 7 08-10-2004 05:14 PM
bittorrent JROCK1980 Linux - Software 2 04-09-2004 09:05 AM
is there anyone using bittorrent bittorrent-shadowsclient-5.8.3 moonloader Linux - Software 0 01-12-2004 06:35 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration