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Old 10-29-2005, 10:12 PM   #1
Cards_STL
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I am probably the first ever to accomplish this,


I live out in the middle of nowhere, and so the only thing is Dial-UP

I couldnt find anyone to download SuSE 10 for me... so I actually got download accelerator plus, to use as a pauser, and manager, and yes,


Downloaded linux via Dial-Up internet with an average DL speed of 2.0Kb/ps

5 CD's, and its all worth it, at least until I get the hang of a fw things, which linux questions is always helpful with!

This took me about a month, since I only have one phone line so its basically only downloading at night, If anyone else has ever done this, I dare you to find them for me.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 10:16 PM   #2
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Only problem is I cant get dial up to work on linux working on it!
 
Old 10-29-2005, 10:17 PM   #3
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Yeah okay, I just found someone else who did it, with a smaller <1 CD> distro, but I feel special, since he was aconstant DL'er and i was a when-avalible dl'er as well as me DL'ing a 5 CD distro... ohhh yeah diggity diggity
 
Old 10-29-2005, 10:19 PM   #4
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congratulations, that's quite a feat. i guess it's easy to get spoiled with highspeed broadband where most things are pretty much on demand. dialup is still better than nothing, though. gl w/ suse.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 10:28 PM   #5
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Thanks, and you suck :P "everything on demand" bah, its 45 minutes to the nearest gas station for me -.-... oh well, no crime/traffic/polution.......civilization...... well w/e hehehe, time for more research :P
 
Old 10-29-2005, 10:28 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by slackhack
dialup is still better than nothing
That is a lie!! Dialup is a fate worse than Hell!
 
Old 10-29-2005, 11:10 PM   #7
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Absolutely Kim.... is it getting hotter in here to you?
 
Old 10-30-2005, 04:24 AM   #8
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Years ago I used to download distros off the net on dialup because there was no alternative, but back then things like Red Hat, Mandrake, etc. were 2 CD's and that was it. Couldn't even imagine doing it now. To be honest, I'd rather purchase the complete sets from Cheep Linux or similar for 8-10 inc. postage.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 04:49 AM   #9
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I downloaded a single CD distro on dialup once, it was a feat. These days I'm a broadband biatch though, I could never go back. I complain about how slow the 512K connection is that I get at work, I'd crumple if I had to go back to 56K
 
Old 10-30-2005, 08:36 AM   #10
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look at the bright side: if you don't get your winmodem working, you won't have to deal with it.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 05:04 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by cs-cam
I downloaded a single CD distro on dialup once, it was a feat.
. . . even more so if it was the days before 56K or even 28.8 modems were widely supported, and download managers didn't exist yet. Heh.


I still have a 27-floppy image of early Windows 95 builds from late 1993 and several from throughout 1994, all downloaded at 9600bps. Those took a long, LONG time to download from Microsoft's BBS (do they still run the beta BBS or did they finally kill it since internet access is widespread?)

Last edited by KimVette; 10-30-2005 at 05:06 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 09:31 PM   #12
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Yes well, I only connect at about 26.4KB/ps <35-40 on a very rare occasion> way out here. Broadband of any sort isnt even avalible, nor will it be, 1 DSL provider station could be in range of about 5 people here... so oh well, maybe I will invest in sattelite... who knows. And actually slackhack, as Kim said, Dialup is a fate worse than hell, but windows is a fate worse than dial-up, And i do physically NEED internet, so I want to figure this out so I dont have to keep going back to windows to use the internet... Well, I will figure it out.... maybe.

Last edited by Cards_STL; 10-30-2005 at 09:34 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 11:35 PM   #13
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Cards_STL>

That's pretty funny!

"Dialup is a fate worse than hell, but windows is a fate worse than dial-up"
 
Old 10-31-2005, 03:07 AM   #14
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Well done. You've had the patience to persevere.
 
  


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