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Old 03-04-2005, 07:50 PM   #1
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DVD iso size only 2.9G but passes checksum?


Hi all, I have just finished a day of reading and downloading Fedora and am a bit puzzled - so here goes:

I know that after the giant downloads checking checksums comes before burning iso's.

I read here how-to do it in win98 (my current o/s), downloaded MD5 for windows from toast442 (.org) and did the check.... got the green go cicles (means everything checked out right)

Heres the fishy part, from other posts I read while waiting for that suuuuper long dvd-iso download I was sure the file was to be around 4G and equally sure that the 2.9G I ended up with put me in the ranks of all the other folks who had "half-load coasters" thanks to download limit errors. <- sorry that was a bit windy...

Anyshoes, now I'm not sure if the iso file and the checker program are wrong, or if Fedora has been slimmed down and I missed that in my readings somewhere...

I was hoping to get it clarified here before I wreck one fifth of my total DVD allotment! - usually I'm an avid experimenter but as I've only got 5 I'm feeling kinda miserly about them :.)


I beg and bow to those in the know... what should I do?


Cheers and Thanx!
 
Old 03-04-2005, 08:12 PM   #2
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http://fedora.redhat.com/download/#download

There's a note here about the DVD. It says the DVD is over 4Gb in size, so it doesn't sound like you've got the whole lot.
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Note: If you are using HTTP or FTP to download, some download clients cannot handle the DVD image because it is larger than 4 gigabytes. Please refer to the documentation of your download client for details.
EDIT
Just out of interest, I've taken a look at my FC3 DVD. It's 2.3Gb. Make of that what you will.

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Old 03-04-2005, 08:26 PM   #3
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Use BitTorrent to download the file instead of using HTTP or FTP programs to download. BitTorrent is setup in a way that it does md5sum on the file. Azureus is good BitTorrent client programmed in JAVA.

You did not say what version of Fedora. There are 3 versions. Fedora Core 3 looks like it has a total of 2.3 GB to 2.5 GB.

BTW, as a test, I'm downloading the Official Fedora Core 2 Final i386 (4.1 GB) from the torrent file at http://torrent.linux.duke.edu/. Azureus estimates that it will take about a little over 9 hours.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 03:03 AM   #4
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Thanx for all input - I'm sorry the post didn't say FC3 was what I downloaded, I had asked the same question in a number of linux irc rooms previously so I must have thought I put that in - my bad, apologies apologies.

I do thank you for the link pongmaster, but I'd actually already seen several posts/copies of that already which is why I was worried :.)

I did start to wonder after posting here and reading more, if it may have had something to do with the version I got so TY TY Electro for verifying that the versions are in fact different sizes. Mine was 2.9 for FC3, I checked the md5 number the toast program came up with against the one posted on the red hat fedora project site:

<To install from a DVD that you plan to burn, download the following ISO image files:

For x86-compatible (32-bit): FC3-i386-DVD.iso (md5sum: ca49964739f84848ca78fc03662272fb)
For x86_64 (64-bit AMD64, EM64T):
FC3-x86_64-DVD.iso (md5sum: 2786a751df919f340d967a4833b63b16)
Note: If you are using HTTP or FTP to download, some download clients cannot handle the DVD image because it is larger than 4 gigabytes. Please refer to the documentation of your download client for details. >

the numbers matched exactly, so I took a chance and burned the iso to DVD, now when I check the file size on the DVD it says 1.99G... good gravy what gives now?

+a semi-related question if I may: can I do a test install of it on a sepreate partition, say the D part of my win98 fat32 drive? Meaning without reformatting/partioning and stuff? Its a 20gig slice of a 40gig drive with just files on it that I won't miss if I have to erase them.

Thanks for the help all~
Cheers!
 
  


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