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Old 03-18-2014, 06:03 AM   #1
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Lxle iso not torrents


I have tried to install LXLE from torrents via Utorrent, Pendrivelinux and USB drives many times and every time the installation fails.
I have installed Ubuntu with a downloaded ISO on three laptops using the same method excluding the torrents.

Q1. Where can I download an ISO from. NOT torrents?

Q2. Why are we wasting time with torrents that take 25 minutes to download (LXLE) and don't work when most people have high speed connections and can download an ISO in a couple of minutes?
I can understand using torrents for sharing and illegal files but why bother when the original should be freely available from the developers website.
 
Old 03-18-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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1- http://www.lxle.net/download

2- Bandwidth costs $$$. Some distros have direct d/ls, some cannot afford that or dont want to provide direct d/ls for various reasons. Torrents are generally faster than a direct d/l, at least for files with plenty of seeds. They are also more reliable, if your direct d/l 'breaks' its back to square one. If a torrent loses a packet or 50, it doesnt matter, the d/l will continue. They are also easier to verify the d/l is correct.

If LXLE is going to slow for you, consider leaving your torrent client running and seeding it.
 
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:35 PM   #3
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torrents are WAY!!!!! better and MUCH !!!!! safer

they will AUTO check if the FULL download is there
and that is is 100.00000000000000000000% all there
and that a few bits ARE NOT MISSING

it is VERY VERY common for a few bits to just go MISSING in a direct download

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I can understand using torrents for sharing and illegal files but why bother when the original should be freely available from the developers website.
you are missing the point of a torrent , and what it is for .
it is VERY VERY VERY insecure for "illegal use".
YOU WILL !!!!!!!!! end up in court for illegal use , because the WHOLE WORLD can see your ip address

this is NOT a problem for LEGAL!!!!!!!! use


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every time the installation fails.
well HOW!!! did you try to install the ISO image ?????
for all we know all you did was "copy / paste" it on to a dvd or usb thumb drive

so HOW!!! are you trying to install the Operating system

installing a OS is NOT like installing a MS windows program
you can NOT just "double click " on it and run the Windows installer
 
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:49 PM   #4
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So you are saying that you are unwilling to help the developers a little bit by "seeding" the torrent, a little "thank you" in exchange for a totally free operating system based on their hard work?
 
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
torrents are WAY!!!!! better and MUCH !!!!! safer

they will AUTO check if the FULL download is there
and that is is 100.00000000000000000000% all there
and that a few bits ARE NOT MISSING

it is VERY VERY common for a few bits to just go MISSING in a direct download
We were having this discussion over here as well: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5136720

I was under the impression that this is what CRC checking and MD5 sums are for? I've not had a problem http downloading any sized iso's from kernel.org mirrors. You might need to check your routing/firewall/switching/nic hardware if you are having this problem constantly.
 
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:57 PM   #6
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ps If you already have Ubuntu installed, then you don't need to download and reinstall LXLE... simply:

Code:
sudo apt-get install lxde
Quick and easy.
 
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #7
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So you are saying that you are unwilling to help the developers a little bit by "seeding" the torrent, a little "thank you" in exchange for a totally free operating system based on their hard work?
Usually enough of us that are interested in the OS will continue seeding the newest version for a month or so. I've seeded the newest version of Arch for about a year now.

But it is considered 'nice' to keep your seed operational for at least a day, if bandwidth is not an issue for you.
 
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