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Old 05-02-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Slackware 12.1 torrent downloads cd/dvd <- Please use


Hi,

I would suggest that everyone should use BitTorrent to download the SlackwareŽ 12.1 Torrents. That way the bandwidth will be shared. The new release will be shared to more people. Therefore the downloads and loads for the SlackwareŽ site will be better for everyone.

edit: Alien_Bob has another great torrent link;
TransAMrit's Public Tracker

slackware-12.1-install-dvd.iso (3,862MB) <- Slackware.com site

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Old 05-02-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
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Yeah.....I'm trying, but, no luck yet. I just ordered the 6 CD set from the Slackware store, $49.95 is a very small price to pay for my favourite software. I think it would be a good idea if we give Pat a donation or buy his software at the store:-)
 
Old 05-02-2008, 09:09 PM   #3
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Hi,

Yes, everyone should use the 'Slackware store'. But you can still download now using a Torrent to take care of the distribution bandwidth for the downloads.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 09:19 PM   #4
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Hi,

Yes, everyone should use the 'Slackware store'. But you can still download now using a Torrent to take care of the distribution bandwidth for the downloads.
Agreed. I will leave my bit torrent client open long after I've downloaded my CDs.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 09:52 PM   #5
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I've decided to start downloading through a Bit Torrent client even though I don't have time to install/upgrade for about another week (or longer), and plan to leave it on after completion for a while (at least until the ISOs start appearing on some mirrors). I wish I could afford to donate money, but I'm broke, so the best I can do right now is attempt to seed. I'll try and scrape something up for the future though (I do feel guilty using Slackware for free, especially because it is Pat's primary source of income). That's the best I can do.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 09:57 PM   #6
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since i have no more use for my FTP server i will probably set it up to seed 12.1. every little bit helps
 
Old 05-02-2008, 10:00 PM   #7
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I've decided to start downloading through a Bit Torrent client even though I don't have time to install/upgrade for about another week (or longer), and plan to leave it on after completion for a while (at least until the ISOs start appearing on some mirrors). I wish I could afford to donate money, but I'm broke, so the best I can do right now is attempt to seed. I'll try and scrape something up for the future though (I do feel guilty using Slackware for free, especially because it is Pat's primary source of income). That's the best I can do.
Don't feel guilty. You're helping out with bandwidth that's great as well. I've got a bit of cash right now so I can afford to buy.
My bit torrent client is speeding up a bit, 15-20 kb/sec (downloading), seeding 20 kb/sec.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 10:10 PM   #8
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Hi,

Quote:
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| file: slackware-12.1-iso |
| size: 4,049,520,902 (4 GiB) |
| dest: /arc1/downloads/distro/slackware12.1.iso/dvd-disk/slackware-12.1-i |
| progress: __________________________________________________________________ |
| status: finishing in 97:42:01 (1.3%) |
| dl speed: 19.0 KB/s |
| ul speed: 17.9 KB/s |
| sharing: 1.129 (56.0 MB up / 49.7 MB down) |
| seeds: 0 seen now, plus 0 distributed copies(1:84.5%, 2:51.8%, 3:29.5%) |
| peers: 12 seen now
Every little bit helps!

The download speed is incrementing now. The upload speed is hovering around 20 KB/s.

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Old 05-02-2008, 11:29 PM   #9
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Running it now.............only installed the first 2 CD's. I LIKE!!

I am compiling a new kernel now, once I am done, I will start seeding the first 3 CD's and the DVD.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 11:57 PM   #10
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The torrents came in fairly quick for me. I got CDs 1-3 in about 2 hours or so. I'll leave them seeding all weekend.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 12:15 AM   #11
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1.5 share ratio on the DVD, plan on leaving it torrent up for the next week.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 04:01 AM   #12
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Would be nice if the md5sums where on the slackware website. So at least you could check if the image you got is correct.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 04:09 AM   #13
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Would be nice if the md5sums where on the slackware website. So at least you could check if the image you got is correct.
The torrent ISO's have them.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 08:08 AM   #14
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To follow up on Smedley, I think bittorrent clients automatically check the md5sums when the download is complete. I think that is what he meant.

I encourage all the downloaders to make a contribution--even if it is a small one.

Cheers.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 08:12 AM   #15
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if you get an ms5sum checker you can double check that its fine, although as others have said the file(s) are checked on bittorrent to make sure they are all ok
 
  


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