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Old 11-25-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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Raising a file size download limit of an Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit Live DVD


I am trying to download a file using my Ubuntu 14.04 Linux Live 64 bit, DVD. The file size is 2.2 Gb and when I try to download it says that that the file size limit is 2 GB and thus will not download the file. After it is downloaded it must be gunzipped so it will become even bigger.

How can I do this? I would rather not have to install Ubuntu on my hardrive just to download and install this file. So I guess that I must find a way to raise the file size download limit. It probably should be increased substantially, if this is possible.

How do I do it?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

R,

jyunker

Last edited by jyunker; 11-25-2014 at 11:02 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 11-25-2014, 11:44 AM   #2
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Maybe you are trying to download it on filesystem without enough free space (ram disk?) or this filesystem does not support files above 2GiB. Please specify more details, like where you are downloading it (filesystem and its free space).
 
Old 11-25-2014, 11:47 AM   #3
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Please tell us where you want to download the file, and which tool you use (ftp, wget, ...).

I just hope you don't want to download it in RAM
 
Old 11-25-2014, 12:31 PM   #4
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Gettting more than 4 GB from Create Startup disk memory

Both of you have a point there. Although I think that I have enough ram on the host computer, I cannot be sure. It is not my computer which is why I am
using a Live DVD.

Alternate idea:

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit system on a thumb drive. It installed quite easily. I used
my trusty old Ubuntu `4.04, 64 bot, Live DVD to do it. I also used the command line argument

create startup disk.

I wanted to be able to boot off of this thumb drive when it is complete. Now when I finished giving
the source and the location for each system, it asked if I wanted to expand the memory.

It gave me a choice on a horizontal, sliding button that went up to 4 GB.

I used up to three GB, then 4 GB - no luck in either situation. I was able to download the 2.2 GB file okay.

However, when I went to gunzip it, I again got an insufficient space failure.

I need more than 4GB, the maximum the horizontal slider would allow.

So how may I get more that 4 GB when I am creating this boot-up Ubuntu thumbdrive.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

R,

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Old 11-25-2014, 12:32 PM   #5
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What are you trying to accomplish and what file are you trying to download and install?

Not sure if it is a OS or hardware limit. Basically a live OS runs only from RAM and anything downloaded and installed consumes RAM. How much total and free RAM do you have?

PS:
I believe the storage space is a casper file which is limited to 4GB. If true then it is possible to create more space.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-...per-partition/

Last edited by michaelk; 11-25-2014 at 12:48 PM. Reason: Add info based on last post.
 
Old 11-25-2014, 01:54 PM   #6
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My project

Okay what I am trying to do is to setup a Parallella system on a micro-sd card. It also uses
a Ubuntu 14.04 system though I think it is 32 bits.


I just have used anything like Windows in a long time,

thus I am using the command for an Ubuntu operating system.

The file for Ubuntu on a Parallella is about 2.2 GB and when you gun zip it, it is larger.

So I have the commands, but the Ubuntu files for the Parallella system is big.

Hence, the problem.

R,

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Old 11-25-2014, 02:42 PM   #7
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So is this what you are trying to do?
http://www.parallella.org/create-sdcard/

The USB startup disk is still a live version so it runs from RAM and I assume that you do not want to create the card via windows. You can install a full version to a flash drive but if this is all you need Ubuntu for then it is probably going to take more time then it is worth at the moment.

You can mount the c: drive or a another USB flash drive and download the file to it using the live DVD or live USB. You might have to change the download directory location in the web browser. Then follow the instructions on the website.
 
Old 11-25-2014, 03:38 PM   #8
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Yes, that is what I am trying to do. I continually run into low memory. I did prepare my thumb drive as
a fully in stalled Ubuntu system on a 16 GB thumb drive. It downloaded the file correctly, but did not
allow me to gunzip it because of memory issues -again.

I then reinstalled Ubuntu 4.04 64 bits, on the thumbdrive, but asked for the maximum memory - 4 GB. Again it would not work.

Please understand that the thumb drive is bootable and has a complete Ubuntu install on it. No Live DVD here.

Any help appreciated.


R,

jyunker
 
Old 11-25-2014, 03:56 PM   #9
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To help us investigate, please issue following commands just before the "gunzip" command and post the output.
Code:
lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,FSTYPE,TYPE,MODEL
df -h
free
 
Old 11-25-2014, 04:16 PM   #10
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As far as I know if you used create startup disk then it is a live version not a full install. As stated the 4GB max storage size is due to the limitations of the casper file system.

A full install needs about 5GB and with automatic partitioning should of used the entire disk drive. You should have more then 4GB of storage with a 16GB flash drive.

You can increase casper storage.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-...per-partition/
 
Old 11-25-2014, 06:39 PM   #11
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In post #4 you indicate you used startup disk creator which creates a Live CD on flash. In a later post you indicate that you did an actual full install to the flash drive so can you clarify this. If the former is on a FAT32 formatted system, you can't create a casper-rw file larger than 4GB but you can if you use a Linux filesystem.
 
Old 11-25-2014, 08:45 PM   #12
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http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/14.04/

Get the netboot version maybe.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 03:08 AM   #13
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Why not just download the file in windows as an iso?
If you don't want to burn it in wins you can reboot to your thumb drive & navigate to the directory where you stored it, C:\Users\<username>\Downloads & burn it.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 08:48 AM   #14
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I actually created a LiveThumbdrive and a bootable Ubuntu thumb drive. I did both. Neither seemed to be successful.

R,

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Old 11-26-2014, 09:03 AM   #15
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I suspect that you are expanding the image in RAM and that just can't work because you don't have enough available RAM. Providing information requested in post #9 would allow us to confirm or infirm that assumption.

If you don't provide the information we need, we can't help you.
 
  


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