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Hi all, this is my first post here, and I'll make it quick... I just downloaded the first 4 debian sarge CDs. However, I've been running integrity tests, and atleast 2 of them aren't all there... So, how often does this happen and is there a way to fix the ISO without having to download the whole damn thing again? Why does it happen anyway, I thought line noise was mostly extinct in broadband?
Hadn't happened to me for the last couple of years that I recall. Then, I got a bad load ( all 61MB ) of the puppy last night.
I would just download fresh and if it's still a problem, try a different site.
If you frequently encounter corruption when downloading large files, there's a chance that noise on the line could be the problem. I'm assuming you are using DSL, and if so, the problem could be with a bad filter (I'm referring to the small plastic adaptor that you connect your phone line to) My sister was having a similar problem, and a new filter eliminated the issue. Obviously this isn't a sure cure, but I think it'w worth looking into. Good luck with it
I always like to ensure that the MD5 checksum is valid. After all if someone wanted to create a bogus ISO file they would include a matching MD5 checksum number on their own site to validate it. So, when I download large files I go to a different mirror and get the MD5 checksum. I just thought I'd add this suggestion for the truly paranoid such as myself.
Always use Bittorrent any time I can, and you should too.
Firstly, and most importantly, instead of just leeching, you are giving back too. Secondly, bittorrent does automatic md5 checking for you. That way, if a part is corrupted, bittorrent redownloads that corrupt part for you (and not the whole CD).