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Old 09-02-2004, 06:48 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 2 DVD iso

Hey all,

I am attempting to download the DVD iso for Fedroa Core 2, and have ran into some problems, gftp dose not seem to be able to connect to any of the close by mirrors (mirrors here arround Japan), and the mirrors that are back in the states/Europe seem to give me something like 4-5 Kb/sec. When I try to download via browser it works, untill I check the file size, it ends up being 61.5MB; I'm using Mozilla 1.4.

When I boot into XP and download it via IE, it get the "usual" problem, a file of 74MB. I've used the bittorrent client for windows and it downloads all 4.1GB, but the dvd will not "media check". It hangs trying to locate IRQ #15 (I think it was 15). And when trying to install Fedora it hangs again on IRQ #15 (yet again thats what I think it was).

Soooo, dose anyone know of a way to "fix" this? I've herd people say that they used Konquer and it worked. but I do not have Konquer on my box, I use icewm.

Thanks for all your help.
Old 09-02-2004, 10:20 AM   #2
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I had similar problems and gave up. Download the 4 CD's, trust me, it will prevent you many headaches :-P.
Old 09-02-2004, 11:10 AM   #3
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I think I will, I just tryed again and it told me ".... failed .... ????.exe files source could not be read" or something like that. too bad I wrecked a DVD-R
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I would try downloader for x, I have good expericnes with it
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I have had same problem and I discovered that Internet explorer doesn't support more than 2Gig files download and same with mozilla. I tried several other tools like wget ncftp, none of them helped.

However, there is another tool which redhat( or fedora) linux gives lwp-download , which is specially for fetching largefiles from internet. I used that and it worked very well.

Here is link for more information :

You could download perl for windows and can use this tool on windows as well.

Usage :
lwp-download [-a] <url> [<local file>]

$ lwp-download
Saving to 'latest.tar.gz'...
1.47 MB received in 22 seconds (68.7 KB/sec)


Try it !

Rakesh Malik


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