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Old 12-14-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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Question Alternating between Linux & Windows torrent clients


I have to spend part of my time each day in Windows. The rest I usually spend in Linux (Arch). Often I have a bittorrent download running. Since I often am downloading to an external FAT32 hard drive partition writable by both Linux and Windows, I'm wondering if I can continue my torrent download when I switch from one OS to the other.

In other words, let's say I've downloaded 20% of a file under Windows using Bittorrent, then I want to leave Windows and boot into Linux. Is there a way I can have my Linux torrent client pick up where the Windows torrent client left off?

Thanks.

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Old 12-14-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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Yes, just point the Linux client to the downloaded files from Windows, it'll run a quick check on it to get it's bearings straight, and then resume from where you left off. You'll have to re-download the .torrent file into Linux first. I used to download the .torrent file to my pc so I wouldn't have to search for it again.

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Old 12-14-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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Yes, just point the Linux client to the downloaded files from Windows, it'll run a quick check on it to get it's bearings straight, and then resume from where you left off. You'll have to re-download the .torrent file into Linux first. I used to download the .torrent file to my pc so I wouldn't have to search for it again.
That's just what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for the instructions. I hated being stuck in Windows just because I had a torrent downloading.
 
  


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