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Old 05-17-2007, 03:14 AM   #1
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Cannot download Slackware DVD ISO


Hi, I've tried 5x now to download the Slackware DVD ISO, from a few different places. Whenever it gets done, it says that there was an timeout error and cannot download. I've tried firefox on linux and windows, and a ftp program, same results. Any suggestions? It isn't fun 3.4 GB more than once
 
Old 05-17-2007, 03:18 AM   #2
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Try torrent. Do not know about ftps (they always have worked). Which ftp sites?
 
Old 05-17-2007, 04:38 AM   #3
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Well, the main ftp that I could find it was ftp://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/slackware/ .

I've never done torrents, so I really dunno how to do it.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 11:35 AM   #4
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You install bittorrent or azureus or whatever, and click the torrent ... that's it.

Try different mirrors, there are many. You can try downloading the CDs instead. You need only CD #1 and #2.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 12:20 PM   #5
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Torrents is far the easiest thing to learn, which I have ever seen. Maybe somebody has an impressive Internet connection to also try this mirror.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 12:48 PM   #6
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OK, I'll do that. I want the DVD ISO because I have had a DVD writer for a month now and I'm itching to use it lol.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 01:41 PM   #7
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Oh, I have just checked the sig of your pc.
 
Old 05-19-2007, 07:11 AM   #8
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I have always used that site for ftps and never had a problem. What filesystem are you downloading it to? Some have a limit on file size.

You could possibly try wget.

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wget ftp://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0-iso/slackware-11.0-install-dvd.iso
 
Old 05-20-2007, 06:55 PM   #9
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I tried downloading it to NTFS and EXT3, same error. I'm trying that wget right now.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 01:13 AM   #10
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Don't download from utah.edu Try from any other place.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 01:36 AM   #11
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the wget from utah worked. Thanks for all the help
 
Old 05-21-2007, 04:30 AM   #12
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the wget from utah worked. Thanks for all the help
Glad it all worked out.

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Don't download from utah.edu Try from any other place.
Why not?? This is the mirror I always use, and I haven't had any problems with it.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 12:07 PM   #13
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If it had been broken somehow, he would never have got a working DVD.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 02:03 PM   #14
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Better idea: keep a local mirror of the slackware-current directory tree and create your own DVD ISO image from that package tree.
It will save you a lot of bandwidth especially if you want to have a fresh DVD ISO sometime later...

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