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Old 02-19-2008, 02:54 AM   #1
Artfreddy
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Downloading a distro is nearly impossible for me.
Download stops at 20%. Somewone can give me advice ?
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:47 AM   #2
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buy a CD or DVD, or get a friend to download it...
 
Old 02-20-2008, 12:46 AM   #3
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buy a CD or DVD, or get a friend to download it...
Yes i can do this, but a man of nearly 60 has not SO may friends that he must ask questions like that. The downloads are slow, very slow, think at 17 or 25 kb per second and thats realy slow....
Before i buy, i gonna test Mandriva. And than we gonna see.
It is a problem with de server of me new internet-provider i THINK...
Before there was no problem at all.
Any way, thank You for your answer.
Artfreddy

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Old 02-20-2008, 08:52 AM   #4
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A live CD its about 700Mb or 650Mb you can leave it downloading all night... and its a good way to start learning linux.

To donwload without the risk of stoping or losing connection, you can use download managers, like getright or download accelerator (windows only programs), this are usefull in slow connections because you can pause youre download if you want to reboot or turn off your system and resume later, and if it should stop at 20% like you say you still can pause and resume later...

go to distro watch and take a look at what live cds they've got there, I think mandriva has a live CD...

Hope that helps!

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Old 02-20-2008, 04:44 PM   #5
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mandriva does have a live cd called mandriva one 2008 it includes almost all the drivers you might need for you system right out of the box. it's what i personally use.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 01:01 AM   #6
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A live CD its about 700Mb or 650Mb you can leave it downloading all night... and its a good way to start learning linux.

To donwload without the risk of stoping or losing connection, you can use download managers, like getright or download accelerator (windows only programs), this are usefull in slow connections because you can pause youre download if you want to reboot or turn off your system and resume later, and if it should stop at 20% like you say you still can pause and resume later...

go to distro watch and take a look at what live cds they've got there, I think mandriva has a live CD...

Hope that helps!
Yep, i now, before i dowloaded more than 20 diffrent distros to test and learn about Linux. Like, Knoppix, Ubuntu, Mepis, Sabayon, Vixta, and so further. And yes Mandriva has all i need.
But i like to test on one computer and if there is something new i had to try it. The computer who are in the Art Studio they runs on me favorits.
I have only 4 maybe 5 favorites and those are...
- Mandriva, Mepis 7.0, Antix and Debian Kanotix.
And i do the things like You suggested, if its slow i turn of the powersave on me Mac and let hem download slow, so i have not to stay for long after me screen.
Thanks for ypur advice, and have a nice day.
Artfreddy
 
Old 02-21-2008, 01:05 AM   #7
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mandriva does have a live cd called mandriva one 2008 it includes almost all the drivers you might need for you system right out of the box. it's what i personally use.
On me laptop i try at the moment the latest Mandriva Cooker - Gnome desktop. But i have to see more, i got no time at the moment. To mutch work in me Art Studio.
Thanks,
Artfreddy
 
  


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