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Old 04-08-2003, 08:39 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of were I can download iso files that are in rar format

Does anyone know of were I can download iso files that are in rar format , like for example The first two iso Redhat 9.0 files in a split rar file 20mb each file , or just the first iso in split rar file of 20mb in size each rar file,

Why don't they compress the linux iso files into rar split files , its easyer to download them on a modem connection if the files don't go over 50MB file size, plus it takes less time to download smaller files then use unrar to decompress the iso , when all the rar files are download then install it to a cd , but my problem is I have not yet found a ftp or web site that does this for the linux downloads, so why don't some of linux mirror store the files this way?
Old 04-08-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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I don't think you'll find this anywhere. And I'm sure most distros assume if your on dialup or a non-broadband connection, you'd just go out and buy it then..

But your most likely outta luck for anyone to spend the time to break apart 500 meg files into 20 meg rar files.
Old 04-08-2003, 10:47 PM   #3
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is it really that hard to take a iso image and convert it into a rar split files , if not this
isn't their programs out their that can split files by sizes and recompine the split files too?
thous spliting programs have nothimg to do with compression formats
Old 04-08-2003, 11:39 PM   #4
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most of the files on a linux iso are compressed already,
so compressing them again does nothing.
a lot of ftp servers can compress or tar a directory for
you if you append .tar or .tar.gz to end of the directory or
since wget and downloader for X work so well, there is
little reason to bother splitting things up, like what you're
apparently used to.

by the way, there is a spliting program called split
Old 04-09-2003, 11:26 AM   #5
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Just out of curiosity why do you want the files to be split? do you not have a broadband connection?
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Old 04-09-2003, 08:32 PM   #7
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no I do not have broadband connection

I have a 56kbs modem connection to the net , so download one 600MB file takes like 2 weeks , night and day downloading
and I am not getting connected at 56 or 48 , my connections speeds are like 30kbs and under with msn 8, I live in San Jose , CA and dialup connections used to be like 48 with my modem , some years ago but now I don't get higher connects than 33kbs or 30 and under like sometimes O get connected like 29 or under that it does not go under 24kbs connections but max connection speed is 33 or 38 speeds , I have tryed to change the port to 56 speeds and others but the connections stays the same even when changing port type settings, I have no luck getting anything high than 33 to 38 , only been connected at 38 a few times.

I would think with a dialup modem that smaller files take less time to download than bigger , and even with resume on servers the files still take about 2 weeks night and day downloading to get just one cd-rom image.
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It is probably easier (and cheaper) to buy a cd-set instead. Places like cheapbytes have pretty reasonable prices.
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

Don't post twice in the same forum either.


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