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I tried do download iso images (3 CD) of mandrake 10.2. Each time, the size of each CD is displayed to be around 700MB, but I end up with 100MB files when the download is finished (with no error message). I tried it on many sites with the same result. The files are iso images and recognized as such by the burner application.
Am I missing completely something on iso images ?
My configuration : Mandrake 10.0/KDE??/FireFox1.04
Then the ISOs are fine, it could be a problem with the medium(CD-R(W)) or the drive or a combination of both. You can try burning at lower speeds. Have you tried burning other data using similar media?
You can also monitor the burning process in K3B, and see how many MBs are burned.
Also as I had asked earlier, have you tried booting the CD?
if you are, when you choose an iso for burning, an md5 check would be done
The problem is that even if you haven't downloaded the md5 sum files K3B will still say the check has been successful. To properly check the md5 sums of the ISOs download the .md5 files you find in the same download directory as the isos and then either use the md5sum command to check them or try K3B.
Originally posted by abattoir Are you using K3B? if you are, when you choose an iso for burning, an md5 check would be done, if that goes of successfully, then there is nothing wrong with the isos.
Also have you tried booting up with the isos, if yes, what happens?
I think your missing the OP's problem, which states that the files to be D/L are about 700MB but the finished D/Led file is only 100MB. This would not be a burning problem but a D/L problem. I would suggest choosing a different site to D/L your .iso's
Originally posted by kencaz I think your missing the OP's problem, which states that the files to be D/L are about 700MB but the finished D/Led file is only 100MB. This would not be a burning problem but a D/L problem. I would suggest choosing a different site to D/L your .iso's
He has already stated that he has tried downloading from other sites.