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Old 06-30-2006, 10:02 AM   #1
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current cd iso's


Anyone here use the 10.2 current iso's? I'm downloading them and I noticed the total size is smaller for each cd than what is listed? Oh well hhope it works? LOL

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Old 06-30-2006, 10:41 AM   #2
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Hi fibster,
You can verify the MD5 checksums of the .ISO images that you downloaded, to make sure that there are no download errors.

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Old 06-30-2006, 01:43 PM   #3
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The occurrence you mention is not unusual as the size reported (not actual) can vary between mediums. The md5 check that was mentioned should _always_ be done, even if you don't have an exception you are concerned about with downloading. Personally, I think bittorrent is the best method as I've never had an issue with the checks it performs.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 01:56 PM   #4
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Nearly all linux ISO provider websites display the md5sum value of the iso image along with the download links. When the download is done and you have the complete file on your hard disk, just run this command
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md5sum linuxisoimagefile.iso
Be patient for a while and it will display the calculated md5sum of the image. Now compare this number to the one you saw on the website. If they match, you have the file with no errors for sure.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 04:49 PM   #5
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Is there a list somewhere of sites that have -current iso's?

The ones I found were, on the whole, out of date or slow (<10kb/s).
 
Old 06-30-2006, 06:18 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Is there a list somewhere of sites that have -current iso's?
You can get up2date '-current' Slack ISO's HERE.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 06:25 PM   #7
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This site itself has links to nearly all ISOs in the Download Linux section. which is located on the top-right menu.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 07:06 PM   #8
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I make my own '-current' mirror and ISO's using this script here.

Thanks to Alien Bob
 
  


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