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Old 07-07-2010, 03:32 AM   #1
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How to make sure that an ISO download continues from where it left, after a hard reboot ?



OpenSuse 11.2
Firefox 3.6.6
DownThemAll 1.1.1.0


I am downloading Slackware 13.1 (32 bit) from Softpedia using the firefox Add-on, DownThemAll.

My computer is not on a UPS, so if the electricity is off, how should I make sure after restarting the computer, the download continues from where it left rather than restarting the whole process again ?

Kindly guide !

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Old 07-07-2010, 04:31 AM   #2
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Try
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wget -c "http://urlname"
in a terminal.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:53 AM   #3
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Try
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wget -c "http://urlname"
in a terminal.
Thanks !

I read the following in man wget just now:
Quote:
If the server supports re-getting, it will instruct the server to continue the download from where it left off.
It seems that whether downloading will be continued or not depends on the Server rather on the downloading tool ????

IS IT SO ? or I am getting it wrong ?

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Old 07-07-2010, 04:55 AM   #4
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It seems that whether downloading will be continued or not depends on the Server rather on the downloading tool ????

IS IT SO ? or I am getting it wrong ?
It is so.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:57 AM   #5
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I've used GFTP for Slackware 13.1 before. FTP will also allow you to continue your interrupted download. It was very easy to download Slackware, Kubuntu, etc. GFTP will allow fast downloads and continuation of anything.
 
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I am downloading the ISO from Softpedia.

How I am supposed to know whether that site supports this feature ?
 
Old 07-07-2010, 04:59 AM   #7
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I am downloading the ISO from Softpedia.

How I am supposed to know whether that site supports this feature ?
ctrl+c then restart the download, see what happens!

Ps. most servers seem to support resuming downloads
 
Old 07-07-2010, 05:01 AM   #8
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For large downloads (single file (.iso)) I use kget.

With firefox I use DownloadHelper and Download Statusbar (0.9.6.8) Firefox plugins

Download statusbar has a history function, and any small or large files may be resumed after a crash or nightly shutdown (I know not everybody turns their computer off at night, But I generally do so).

So maybe download Statusbar may help you too.

Hope this helps, Glenn
 
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I've used GFTP for Slackware 13.1 before. FTP will also allow you to continue your interrupted download. It was very easy to download Slackware, Kubuntu, etc. GFTP will allow fast downloads and continuation of anything.
Thanks but I did not understand what you meant.

My current download just failed.
An error message occurred saying "Can't communicate with server" and now it is again starting with 0%.
 
Old 07-07-2010, 05:05 AM   #10
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Thanks but I did not understand what you meant.

My current download just failed.
An error message occurred saying "Can't communicate with server" and now it is again starting with 0%.
How about using the ftp site?

Try:
Code:
wget -c ftp://urlname
 
Old 07-07-2010, 05:06 AM   #11
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How about using the ftp site?

Try:
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wget -c ftp://urlname
Sorry about the dumb question but where is that ftp site ?
 
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Generally, use the same url, just change from http to ftp at the beginning of the address.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:09 AM   #13
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just replace http with ftp in the command, you might be lucky!

Post the command you tried before please so that I can see where you are downlooting from
 
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Generally, use the same url, just change from http to ftp at the beginning of the address.
Ok now I get it, I try and let you know, but I'll have to do it with wget, is DownThemAll of no use then !

Thanks
 
Old 07-07-2010, 05:13 AM   #15
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just replace http with ftp in the command, you might be lucky!

Post the command you tried before please so that I can see where you are downlooting from
Thanks again

Code:
wget ftp://ftp.belnet.be/packages/slackware/slackware-13.1-iso/slackware-13.1-install-dvd.iso
You know I just copy pasted the url in the terminal and then I noticed the ftp already prefixed to it !!!!

So does it mean it will be successful now with wget ?
 
  


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