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First, you should verify the iso by checking the md5sum of the file. There is an md5sum program available for windows, and it is free. Look for HashCalc by SlavaSoft. If the md5sum does not match the published md5sum, the file is not good for anything. Download again. That is too much of a size mismatch to consider using the file, really.
When you have a good file, burn it as an image file. Do not simply copy it to a dvd. The file is an image and needs to be handled as such.
You should download a torrent, when the download is complete and you are left with an ISO file, it is good to go as torrents are verified against the sha1sum and md5sum. If it would not pass the verifications, you would not have an ISO.
I`m working from a federal secure site that has the bandwidth I need for this, but Bittorrent is tapu on our workstations; I have to use FTP/HTTP only. I've tried downloading from several different mirrors that show a filesize of 4.3 GB for the .iso I'm trying to bring down, but the "download" dialog box shown as the transfer starts says that the image is 341 MB; that is, indeed.
, all that is downloaded if I continue. I can download a 4 GB Knoppix .iso and burn it successfully, but never get more than 350 MB on Mandriva 2007.0 DVD.
The MD5 doesn't match, naturally, as less than 10% is downloaded. I know it's wrong, I just don't know which mirror will allow me to get the whole file down. Is there a mirror that this group has used to successfully download the entire .iso?
The MS IE 5 shows the proxad.net iso free-2007 as 3.99GB, but the IE5 "file download" box says I'm bringing down 341 MB (which is what arrives). The spring-free-2007 .iso on proxad.net shows 4,294,967,295, but the file download box tells me it's bringing down 261 MB.
Is it possible that our network has forgotten that it was the French fleet's omnivorous presence at Yorktown that made Cornwallace's surrender to Washington necessary?
You have no idea how much I'd like to put a non-approved OS on their net, - but they pay the bills, and are correct that I didn't have such problems with .iso`s of Knoppix, Vista, Mandrake2006, etc.
As usual, M$IE5 aggravated me: it went to ftp.proxad.net with no problems - NOR indications as to how it logged onto the site to download the file. When I tried a non-M$ FTP client, to get around whatever the M$ software was doing, I couldn't get logged on to ftp.proxad.net (anonymous didn't work). I've built app on Mandrake - especially since they haven't redacted LinuxABI - but haven't gotten anything back from them on this. Time to give up on the preferred vendor, methinks.
There are many free download managers for Windows. Use one of those to download the distro you want instead of IE. Also if you are having issues with a particular mirror, then just look for another one. There is a big list somewhere in the download section on the Mandriva website. Another option would be to use bittorrent although at the moment the download rates for 2007.1 are a little annoying because there are many peers but the rate is slow.
I'm so sorry! I did not realize you were trying to use IE to do the download. Go get Smartftp or some other ftp client for Windows. IE does not know about pasv mode and will download the image incorrectly. A good ftp client will get it done correctly (IMHO, it will do an even better job than a download manager).
And your system is NTFS, not FAT32, right? FAT32 can't hold a file this big. (If FAT32 and un-switchable, you'll have to wait for the CD version of "free", or start from a Mandriva-One CD and then add all your other S/W after installing from the "One" CD.
slightly-OT: I've been seeding Mandriva-free as best as I can (which isn't very good and low-speed asymmetric DSL), but I'm NOT being nasty and leeching without sharing. My ratio is approaching two, and I'm gonna keep it running continuously over the next several days. By the time I'm done, I'll have uploaded 20-30 Gigs.
And Coot: If you like, I could snail-mail you a DVD of "Free". Interested? Sounds like you should be able to get the FTP download done *after* the flurry of "new release" excessive connections tones down a bit....