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Old 07-21-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
liamkincaid25
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Question Broken download with firefox


I was using Fedora's Firefox to download a linux distro.When the download was about halfway the page closed by itself and I lost the download needing to start it over again. I read there was a way to continue a download once was broken but have been unable to find that thread again. Can anyone tell me what is the procedure for that?
 
Old 07-21-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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You might be able to use wget (from a terminal) to continue the download, so long as you know the URL you used to download the file. Something along the lines of:
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cd /path/to/partial_download/directory
wget -c http://whatever.com/your_file
 
Old 07-21-2008, 06:46 PM   #3
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In the Firefox Tools menu under Downloads you can bring up a list of recent downloads. Next to your broken download's entry ther should be a link saying resume or something like that. If not, then the list was either cleaned up or the download is beyond repair (at least as Firefox is concerned).

Maybe try downloading using a Torrent client - could be much faster for a Linux Distro ISO file, then the regular web download.

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Old 07-21-2008, 07:21 PM   #4
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the only time i have had a download die on me half way through is back in '02 when i was on dial up
are you using a dial-up isp ( like net zero)
 
Old 07-22-2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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the only time i have had a download die on me half way through is back in '02 when i was on dial up
are you using a dial-up isp ( like net zero)
Thank you for all your answers.No I am using cable modem and is not the first tiem that this happens to me while downloading a file.But in most of the other cases the file resume later.
 
  


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