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Old 02-11-2005, 08:34 AM   #1
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My .iso files are evaporating!


I've tried this on redhat and fedora now.
When I download a .iso file for a DVD, it takes 3 hours to download. Then when it's finished, it seems to start to upload back somewhere, I don't know where. So it goes, ....98 %, 99 %, 100 %, -99 %, -98 %, -97 %............. I don't get it. I downloaded a CD earlier, and it works fine, it's just DVD's - perhaps there's no support for downloading files of a particular size or something?. How should I fix this?
Thanks!
 
Old 02-11-2005, 04:04 PM   #2
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rewrwrwer

It appears that your computer is rejecting fedora like a bad liver transplant. Try Ubuntu Linux http://www.ubuntulinux.org/ and see what happens.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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hi,
thanks for the sentiment re ubuntu. i have to say though that i've tried it and, well, i don't like it. this goes way against the grain of what everyone else seems to think about it, i know, but i just found it a little too sickly sweet. i totally respect the sentiments of everyone working on the project however, it's a great ethic they have, and i only had it installed for a short time, it just wasn't for me, that's all.
now wrt the iso files. it seems that it only affects large downloads from ftp sites ie dvd's. the iso cd's are fine. i'm doing the downloading through windows 2000 as of now, but i feel this is cheating somewhat. as suggested, this may be a redhat problem, so i'll try the same thing on mandrake later - not my favourite distro either by the way, maybe it's just that i'm using kde on it, but it seems like i spend half my time trying to fix it.
cheers then, if anyone has any more ideas........
 
Old 02-11-2005, 05:21 PM   #4
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Its the web browser or the download manager and it has nothing to do with Linux. If the DVD image has been splitted in a few files, download those instead. The maximum size that you can download from the internet is 2 GB. Though there is an exception to this if you compile the web browser or the download manager with large file support.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 05:44 PM   #5
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thought it was something like that, only because it just seemed so weird. Is compilation of the browser/download manager - in my case firefox - for more than 2GB download a difficult thing to do. Is there a file that can be edited?
Thanks!
 
Old 02-11-2005, 06:25 PM   #6
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use bittorrent

http://bittorrent.com/

It's what all the cool kids use.

Last edited by macewan; 02-11-2005 at 06:26 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 08:07 PM   #7
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Thanks I'll check it out.
I thought I WAS cool. Boy was I disillusioned!
 
Old 02-12-2005, 02:21 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by dcdbutler
thought it was something like that, only because it just seemed so weird. Is compilation of the browser/download manager - in my case firefox - for more than 2GB download a difficult thing to do. Is there a file that can be edited?
Thanks!
I use Firefox and routinely download files greater than 2 GB without any problem. It isn't Firefox that is to blame. A also use various download managers (d4x, aria, prozilla, bittornado, etc.) without any problem. My Firefox is the same one that you can download from the Mozilla site. It isn't compiled in any special way.

I don't like Fedora, Mandrake or Redhat, but to each his own. I use MEPIS and have tried all of the rest. Debian is much better than any RPM based distro which seem to inevitably result in dependency problems. I have never had a dependency problem with MEPIS. Good luck.

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Old 02-12-2005, 07:14 PM   #9
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okay, so one person says it is the browser, someone else says it isn't. Then it may be the way it's compiled, or it may not be. Oh, and in the case of fedora, the browser wasn't downloaded from the mozilla website, it came bundled with the distro (true for redhat though). So what's the straight answer to this question - an answer with some sort of consensual agreement?
Thanks
 
Old 02-12-2005, 07:48 PM   #10
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Thanks I'll check it out.
I thought I WAS cool. Boy was I disillusioned!
I've never been cool a day in my life.


You could also wget it from the gnome-terminal.

wget http://www.thesiteitison.com/file.iso

I always wget large files.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 08:10 PM   #11
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I'll chime in to agree with macewan. Have you tried downloading the file via a plain FTP command through the CLI? - J.W.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 08:15 PM   #12
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hee hee hee We're all talking about being cool on a Linux forum. Superb!
I'm not really cool either. I like Jackie Chan movies, budweiser and cheese pizza. I get stressed out even crossing the street.
Oh, but I do have the coolest distro by the way

Thanks for wget, I'll try it out.
 
  


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