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Old 10-21-2007, 12:13 AM   #1
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Smile ISO downloads always abort - argh!


I've never been able to download Linux ISOs. I'd love to try SimplyMepis 6.9 Beta 64, but I always end up having to order a disk - and Betas, of course, aren't available on CD/DVD. My downloads ALWAYS stall at around 550 mb. Any thoughts? Thanks a bunch. (I'm downloading to a WinXP machine.)
 
Old 10-21-2007, 01:13 AM   #2
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have you tried download from other servers?
 
Old 10-21-2007, 01:43 AM   #3
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What method/download manager/browser are you using, like are you downloading through bittorrent, or using a download manager
 
Old 10-21-2007, 11:07 AM   #4
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Thanks for responding. I've tried various servers at the main distro sites: PCLinuxOS, SuSE, Ubuntu, PC-BSD, SimplyMepis, etc. I've also tried various download managers, including Firefox's native download function, and Free Download Manager. Hmm, could this be browser-related? I'll start a download using a different browser (IE) right now and see what happens. Stay tuned...
 
Old 10-21-2007, 01:32 PM   #5
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I would suggest using bittorrent to download the iso's
 
Old 10-21-2007, 02:16 PM   #6
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I would suggest using anything except a browser to do the jownload job. I don't know why a browser would differ from some other program in that aspect, but it tends to do cut the downloads for me too when using a browser to download bigger files. I usually use wget to download my ISOs nowadays; I would use torrents, but apparently my ISP is making that difficult by slowing torrent traffic down to 5k/s or less.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 02:37 PM   #7
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I also use 'wget'.
Open your terminal, go to the directory where you want to save the .iso file and type:
$ wget -c location/of/the/file/on/the/server.iso

At any time you can stop it and when you restart it'll resume downloading, you won't lose the data you've already
downloaded.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 04:19 PM   #8
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Thanks all. Aha, it was the browser. Download of a SimplyMepis beta succeeded using Internet Explorer. I'd try wget as suggested, but don't currently have a Linux distro installed.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 05:48 PM   #9
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Wow. Never heard of IE doing better than Firefox. Even when I have to be on a windows computer, I don't use IE...at least you got it working.

Note that Mepis uses (like most Linux distros) Firefox. You can get others, but I've never had a problem downloading with it. I also stay away from torrents, some people say they're fast, I personally have had no luck with them (download lasts a couple days).

To see specific package info, see distrowatch's "article" here.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 06:02 PM   #10
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phantom_cyph, they are fast if you configure them right
 
Old 10-21-2007, 11:18 PM   #11
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P.S. Actually, I started the download from IE7, but the actual download was handled by Free Download Manager. Can't remember if I ever tried FDM with Firefox.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 04:41 AM   #12
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You can get wget for Windows from here:

http://xoomer.alice.it/hherold/
 
Old 10-22-2007, 07:30 AM   #13
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isn't that nice: downloading linux iso's with IE... very nice, go ahead!!!
 
  


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