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Old 02-29-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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Where can i download a reliable iso of fedora


I swear Ive downloaded a dozen isos and they all are worthless. My first problem was using ftp and wireless and not verifying checksum. I find my best results are downloading with a torrent client. Even still after I download and run sha256sum and verify the values are the same, after I burn an image to dvd I still end up with corrupt files during media check before installation. Im using imgburn on win 7 as thats the only other system I have available atm. Im using dvd+r writing at 4x speed.

Could it be the burner on this dell laptop screwing things up? Maybe I need better media? Its memorex if that means anything. Any suggestions on exactly what to buy for media? Should I farm the image writing out to a friend who has a better DVD burner? Or maybe buy an external(laptop)?

Does anyone know of a quality torrent I can get my hands on? At this point I dont care which version as long as its Fedora ## x86_64 DVD iso.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 01:30 AM   #2
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Download from below URL, since it is all verified!!!!!

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/fedora/fedora-16/


 
Old 02-29-2012, 03:06 AM   #3
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If you say that a dozen isos are being written off corrupted then I would not rule out the hardware issue. Download something small like siltaz (35MB) I think - that would give you an idea of what is happening.
BTW there is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_USB that is about live / installable usb drives.
Hope this helps.
 
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:40 AM   #4
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You can download Fedora from this link:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/fedora...d-dvd-iso.html

and choose any link under "Fedora 16 DVD ISO Direct Download" heading from the above link.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 08:22 AM   #5
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You can download Fedora from this link:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/fedora...d-dvd-iso.html
and choose any link under "Fedora 16 DVD ISO Direct Download" heading from the above link.
This seems to be a common thread. Again, a distro that's been torrented I'd view as suspect at best. If you want a 'reliable' ISO image of a Linux distro, then you need to go to the distros website, and download it. That's the ONLY way you know for SURE it's clean and working.

http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

SatyaveerArya, this was in another thread you posted in too, about torrenting ISO's. The only torrent I'd trust would be the one from the LQ site...please don't direct folks to images that are suspect.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 09:33 AM   #6
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This seems to be a common thread. Again, a distro that's been torrented I'd view as suspect at best. If you want a 'reliable' ISO image of a Linux distro, then you need to go to the distros website, and download it. That's the ONLY way you know for SURE it's clean and working.
If you go to the distros offical site and get the torrent from there it should be totally safe. Since the distros themsleves made the .torrent control files, I dont know of any way for a 3rd party to change the data after the fact (it would be easy/easier if the torrent had gone dead though). Its only getting .isos from unoffical/random/torrent sites that is risky IMO.

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http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/torrents/

If you are at all worried about data (intergertity and security) you've torrented, you can always go to the distros website and d/l the checksum to make sure its the original .iso. I'd still advise avoiding torrents from random places.

I some ways, I'd rate a torrent as safer as far as the actual data you are d/ling goes....you can never be sure that your ftp/http/etc d/l hasnt dropped a few bits unless you run a checksum. The torrent clients do that, and fix any problems before it ever says 'd/l compeleted'. If for some reason you worry its not correct, with all the mainstream torrent clients there is a way to run a 'verify data' check as well.

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:46 AM   #7
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i would suggest creating a live-usb since dvd's are pretty much sunset:
https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/
 
Old 02-29-2012, 10:12 AM   #8
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EDIT: Downloading torrent from here http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/torrents/

Hey thanks. Yeah I didnt even consider that this had probably been posted a million times already.

Im downloading the torrent from this link http://iso.linuxquestions.org/fedora/fedora-16/ which is this site so maybe that is a little more trusted. If I go to the projects actual website all I get are options to download via http/ftp or what ever which was my original problem. Im sure Im dropping bits here and there because any distro I d/l'd that way never passed checksum.

Im actually sure my biggest issue now is media and hardware, apart from a trusted third party torrent. I rewrote the iso i had that passed checksum and when I started the install and ran the media check it passed. Thats the same image that didnt pass on another DVD. So I think Im getting inconsistent results from my burner or media.

I will try a Live USB and attempt to install from that USB if possible. Im not doing a dual boot and Id rather not run off the USB since Im setting up a webserver. Id fry the thing after while. What ill push me to the USB point is Im on my last DVD to write to lol. If this one doesnt take all Ill have left is a stack of USB thumb drives sitting on my desk.

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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You don't indicate where you are, but many countries have dealers who will post you a verified Fedora DVD for a very modest charge.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distri.../OnlineVendors
 
Old 02-29-2012, 01:54 PM   #10
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Thats a consideration if i continue to fail these attempts to write a good disk
 
Old 02-29-2012, 01:57 PM   #11
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Thats a consideration if i continue to fail these attempts to write a good disk
One other thing to consider, is that sometimes if you slow the speed of the burn down, your ISO has a better chance of working. You should have an option in your burning software to select the write speed, and it's probably set to AUTO now. Select a slower setting.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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I will try a Live USB and attempt to install from that USB if possible. Im not doing a dual boot and Id rather not run off the USB since Im setting up a webserver. Id fry the thing after while. What ill push me to the USB point is Im on my last DVD to write to lol. If this one doesnt take all Ill have left is a stack of USB thumb drives sitting on my desk.
when i created my fc-14 (now 15) ssh/ http server, i booted my acer revo from the fc-14 live-usb i created (after fiddling around with the bios options). when it booted to the desktop, i double-cliked on the 'install to harddrive' icon and rebooted.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 06:33 PM   #13
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You need to burn disk at the very slowest speed your burner can be set to. Try that on good quality dvd's to start. Cheap ones are trouble.

Some systems disk alignments are slightly off between systems so that may be an issue.

RW disks may be a bit more of an issue on older systems and dirty or out of alignment type systems.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #14
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Ive had it set at 4x speed and using DVD+R disks. Still not getting a good burn. Tried making live usb but it errors saying something about junk in a compressed file or something. Ill have more details later im about to leave my house so i dont have time to recreate the error. Ill do it when i get back home.

Could errors on usb be caused by bad formats with windows to clear space?
 
Old 03-01-2012, 12:39 AM   #15
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Download unetbootin& let it do all the work for you
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
It will also download fedora for you & install to usb

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