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Old 07-10-2002, 10:25 AM   #1
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Question ISO Files


I've been trying to get a copy of the 8.1 ISO file burned. I've used ftp to downloaded the iso image From "Planetmirror" and "slackware.org". I then double click the ISO file and the following happens.

1. My burner, (iomega zipcd 650) burns the image and reports the operation as successful.

2. All my cd drives report the disk as corrupted including the burner itself when trying view the contents of the CD.

The image I've been trying burn is "slackware-8.1-install.iso". What am I'm doing wrong? Other Images burn just fine, red hats, data cds, etc... Just can not get a copy of slack.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-10-2002, 10:45 AM   #2
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try to download from a different mirror site.
 
Old 07-10-2002, 12:23 PM   #3
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Try www.linuxiso.org
 
Old 07-10-2002, 02:55 PM   #4
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trickykid,

Thanks www.linuxiso.org worked and was a fast download.
 
Old 07-14-2002, 11:33 PM   #5
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Did you do an MD5 test on the image? It's probably corrupted. I gave up trying to download it from all those overloaded servers and decided to support Slackware. I just received my official CD set a few days ago. I'm happily using 8.1 now as I type!

Otherwise you might have to wait a couple more weeks until the load on these servers goes down.
 
Old 07-14-2002, 11:52 PM   #6
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I'd been rsync'ing the slackware-current branch for months upon months, always getting the latest updates every single day, right up until Slackware 8.1 was released recently (so I had the ENTIRE Slackware 8.1 from the very day it was released). That's about 2 GB of files btw, and all over a dial-up connection. The ISO I generated from those files (based on the intructions in the isolinux directory) was flawless, and still boots up everytime.

But last week, when I upgraded my computer and re-installed Slackware 8.1, I COMPLETELY forgot to backup the slackware-current directory!!! All 2 GB of it vanished in the blink of an eye. Countless months of downloading, all down the drain as if it had never happened. I was so upset, I almost broke down into tears.

So instead of starting that insanely slow and long download again, I ordered the CD set I figure it'll take less time for it to get to me than it would to download it, even up here in Canada.

If only I had access to DSL or cable modem...
 
Old 07-15-2002, 12:39 AM   #7
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I do have a Cable Modem (1500 kbs), but all the slackware mirrors were overloaded such that I was getting painfully slow download speeds and timeouts just like the rest of you.

I ordered the CD set from the Slackware Store and got it last week. Got it installed last night, works great, using it now.
 
  


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