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Old 04-17-2011, 08:59 AM   #1
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I am totally new to unbuntu, i am trying to download ubuntu desktop but the message from IE 9 returns that "download greater than 12 hours"and that is that! my dsl connection is 6Mb and i do not know what to do, please can any one guide me?
 
Old 04-17-2011, 09:06 AM   #2
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Theres a few reasons why your download could be takign longer than 12hrs. I'd suggest using a torrent.

IMO torrenting linux distros is easier, safer (provided that you get the offical torrent) and can be faster than getting the .iso from HTTP/FTP.
 
Old 04-17-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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Try this link: http://iso.linuxquestions.org/

You can download from here using torrent also.
 
Old 04-17-2011, 12:36 PM   #4
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Sometimes you just hit a server that's having a few problems. I downloaded Scientific Linux once, and it took 7 hours — at one stage it was threatening 8 days! The usual thing to do is to stop and try a different mirror.

You also need to do your downloads when traffic is light and the ISP won't be "managing" it, as they so politely put it. Different types of traffic get different treatment: things that must run at a certain speed (VOIP, streamed TV) get full speed and downloads and torrents are run slow. Saturday or Sunday mornings, or after midnight is best.
 
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