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Old 10-27-2003, 08:14 PM   #1
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Downloading Mandrake 2.1


Hi. I am new to linux and am trying to download mandrake9.1. This is the page I was recommended to download it from (it wont let me leave url).
It tells the following below for using nero to download it to disk. The problem is, it only allows me to browse for whats on my computer. If i type in the address to copy the image from it cant find the file. I am sure there is a simple answer to this problem, that anyone that downloaded linux using nero would know the answer to. Thanks for your help.
Go to "File"
then to "Burn Image...".
In the next dialog, click on "Image Files (*.nrg)" and select "All files
(*.*)".
Choose the .iso file and accept.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:29 PM   #2
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you've got to download the iso files and then do what your instructions tell you (they seem a bit misleading). So go to whatever download site you know of, and download the with .iso endings and then burn them on CD as instructed (it's important that you follow the instructions or you'll get coasters).
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:30 PM   #3
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sorry I meant 9.1. Sleepy):
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:33 PM   #4
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I tried to download several times to my hardrive and every time the operation timed out after about an hour or so. It dosnt give me the option resuming. Only gives a file error. Is there a way to use nero to directly download from http site?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:41 PM   #5
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Hi there.

You cannot copy the images directly from the web onto CD, or at least not without great difficulty.

First you need to download the *.iso images from the website or ftp server to your local hard disk. Then you need to copy/burn them onto CD.

I also reccomend you use some kind of download manager to ensure the download goes smoothly and check the md5sums of the images before burning them to disk. The Mandrake documentation should explain it all.

Good luck
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:47 PM   #6
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Oops my reply was a bit late.

If you have problems downloading onto your hard disk imagine how hard it would be to download directly to CD!

If you use a download manager like Download Accelerator Plus then you will beable to resume downloads. Remember these files are large so expect a long download time, it took me 3 hours on a well set up 1Mb cable link.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 10:33 PM   #7
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Thanks sanity. Where can I get a download manager to allow me to resume download. Would a download manager allow me to resume every time I lose connection if I have to restart my system every time lose connection?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:53 AM   #8
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I use wget in both linux and windows.
it usually comes with the linux distro, but if you're using windows to download the iso, have a look at http://studwww.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget/.

it will resume a broken download, whether the connection is broken by your modem or a reboot (the manner is kind of irrelavent).

if you're using windows, there are other gui options, such as GetRight (not free), Go!zilla (freeware and ads), and I recall a programme called Antz that wil download a single file in multiple chunks at the same time, each chunk starting in a different place (why you'd want to do this is beyond me), but it does handle cookies and related anti-leech tech employed by some sites.

I recommend wget over these there's also curl, but I don't use it.
 
  


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