Originally Posted by randyepperson
Thank you both for your feedback. I downloaded one of the packages that failed and copied it to a usb stick - it, unfortunately, failed again. Tar did complain about the crc failing instead of the magic number. I'm not sure this is an improvement?!
If you are having crc problems then I would select another mirror.
For your cdrom/dvd downloads you need to check the md5sums for the iso you download. You should also check the burnt cd/dvd rom md5 with the original iso md5.
From the cli;
~#cd /downloadisolocation #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5
~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5 #substitute the correct name to check
This will check the download iso with the known md5sum that you should get with the iso.
You could have a bad burn, to check the cd/dvd with the original iso md5, use this CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning
A little work on your part to check the cd/dvd to original iso but worth the effort.
You could lower the rate for the burn to see if that is the problem.