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Old 01-06-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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My Windows browsers won't download full 2.2G Slackware64 iso from mirror


I've tried several times using both SeaMonkey 2.14.1 and Internet Explorer (sorry) 6.0 to download and save the Slackware 14 64-bit iso file at http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackwa...nstall-dvd.iso. But all I have after the (very quick) download is a 1452-byte file with no meaningful content. This is on a dual-core AMD desktop running Windows XP Service Pack 3 and using an Ethernet connection. If I access the link with my HP Intel Atom netbook using wireless and either Canonical's Firefox for Ubuntu 3.6.17 or Gnome Epiphany Web Browser 2.22.2, the full file download begins, though I don't let it go on because I don't have the disk space or a DVD burner on that machine; I want to use the Windows machine for the download.

Does anyone have any ideas about why I can't get the full file on the desktop?
 
Old 01-06-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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No idea what your Windows XP is doing wrong. Perhaps it is faster to install a bittorrent client in Windows and download the ISO through here: http://www.slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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I've thought of that, but I'd rather not get into the world of torrent file sharing. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
 
Old 01-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #4
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I've thought of that, but I'd rather not get into the world of torrent file sharing. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
There's nothing wrong with installing a bit torrent client and downloading a free, legal open source ISO. A bit torrent client is also nice in that you will get a download that has a good md5 check sum. I've legally used bit torrent clients for years to grab linux ISOs.

http://download.cnet.com/BitTorrent/...-10211384.html
 
Old 01-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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Another option is to try and use wget for Windows:
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm

But hitest is right. There is nothing wrong with torenting legal things. Bittorrent really is your best bet.
 
Old 01-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #6
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If your filesystem is using FAT32, then you are stuck with filesystem limitations..
Try storing it on NTFS partition
 
Old 01-07-2013, 10:33 AM   #7
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The maximum possible size for a file on an FAT32 volume is 4 GB minus 1 byte.

Maybe the Windows partition is short on disk space?
 
Old 01-07-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
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I've thought of that, but I'd rather not get into the world of torrent file sharing. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
There is nothing wrong with Bittorrent file sharing, as long as you stay away from the illegal stuff. Lots of respectable companies offer downloads of their products via bittorrent. The Slackware link http://www.slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php will never let you touch any illegal bit of data.

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:22 PM   #9
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I've thought of that, but I'd rather not get into the world of torrent file sharing.
I think you might have the wrong idea about Bittorrent. When you download a Linux ISO via bittorrent, you just download a torrent file from the official homepage and open it in the bittorrent client. The client then uses the information in the torrent file to download the ISO. You are not required to search via the client and expose yourself to illegal stuff the way you do with, say, other "file sharing applications".

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #10
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You also can try to download from a FTP server, using clients like Filezilla.
 
Old 01-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #11
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Have you thought about using Firefox, Chrome or any other browser except IE to download that file?
You could also try the USB-installer.

...or maybe buy the DVD.
 
Old 01-07-2013, 11:29 PM   #12
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Here are the things that usually fix download problems with Internet Explorer.
  • Clear the Temporary Internet Files
  • Turn off script blocking software (may be part of Antivirus)
  • Turn off Antivirus file checking
  • Check free space on drive C:
  • Check Internet Explorer security settings

Don't assume that the problem is caused by the same thing in both web browsers even if the symptoms are similar.

Internet Explorer stores temporary Internet files under your user profile directory (usually on drive C). Even if you are saving the file to a different drive letter, you still must have enough free space on drive C.

If you have programs such as WinZIP installed they can interfere with downloading if they try to open the file in place. Make sure that you right-click the file and then click "save" rather than just double clicking on the link to the file. You can also clear the file association for ISO files in WinZIP or other programs so that they don't automatically run when you open ISO files.

There are two DLLs that I've had trouble with in the past causing weird web browser problems. They are "urlmon.dll" and "mshtml.dll". If you can't find any other explanation, compare the versions of those DLL files between the computers to see if there may be updates you are missing.
 
Old 01-07-2013, 11:53 PM   #13
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...[*]Turn off Antivirus file checking...
I wouldn't recommend that option, leave it ON, just in case you forget it off, better safe than sorry.

Check your disk if it is fragmented, normaly winXP goes bad in short time if you haven't defraged your disk in a while do so. But 1st do a disk clean there is no point to organize trash!

Torrents are the best bet to download large files, and again:
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There's nothing wrong with installing a bit torrent client and downloading a free, legal open source ISO...
Here 2 good choices for windows:
https://www.vuze.com/
http://www.utorrent.com/

And here some tips to tweak your torrent client:

Regards

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