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Old 02-28-2004, 11:46 AM   #16
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ftp works for me, as does/did IE.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:05 PM   #17
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does linux iso has a ftp ? or is it ok to get it from ftp.telus.net
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:39 PM   #18
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linuxiso normally links to mirrors. if you get smartftp, there are links in it's download sites menu option. otherwise, any of the sites in linuxiso will do.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 06:23 PM   #19
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ok, when I donwlaod
no matter with smart FTP or WS-FTP , I can go up to 50% but no more, then it stucks.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 03:33 AM   #20
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downloaded from LINUXISO, all the files are defected when I ran
linux mediacheck at the boot: prompt
this is something change, either I have to eat the head of my ISP or just have to give up LINUX.

Why linux mediacheck at the boot prompt, say that the ISO is corrupted?
 
Old 02-29-2004, 05:34 AM   #21
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*bump*
 
Old 02-29-2004, 07:03 AM   #22
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Did you in fact check the MD5 sums of the ISOs before you burned them (again)? That is what they are for-- to save you wasting CDs to burn "corrupted" files. If the MD5 of the ISO does not match the md5 file, don't burn the ISO-- just delete the file and redownload.

An alternative "fast and dirty" check under Windows is to try to open the ISO in a program such as WinISO or ISOBuster and see if it's readable by that program (if it won't open, then you can be pretty sure that the *.iso file is corrupt) and if it looks normal (does the Volume name appear, can you browse inside the folders, can you view a readme file, etc). This is not as absolutely reliable as an MD5 check (you won't be certain that the CD would successfully boot, for example), but for a fast and dirty check, it generally works.

IE is fairly well known for messing up downloads of this nature. I've not had problems using Mozilla/Firefox, but given that using a tool designed for the task you're trying to accomplish is usually the best choice when trouble strikes, using a dedicated FTP client is a good idea.

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when I donwlaod no matter with smart FTP or WS-FTP , I can go up to 50% but no more, then it stucks.
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Why linux mediacheck at the boot prompt, say that the ISO is corrupted?
If the download stalls at 50%, then is resumed, there's a fair chance that the ISOs got corrupted. No idea why that would happen unless your settings in the FTP client are not so good, or there's a problem with the mirror (which is odd for LinuxISO, but does happen).

Why don't you try a Red Hat mirror in your country, or go to DistroWatch and choose another distribution to try (the information page of every distribution they list contains a link to at least one download location if the distro is freely downloadable, plus lots more useful info about it-- and downloading a single-CD distro has got to be less frustrating than redownloading three CDs over and over)?

You might also try burning the CDs at a lower speed (40x or below)-- this sometimes solves such problems, because even media "rated" at 52x often does not perform reliably when actually burned at that speed. Also-- is the media you're burning to a CD-R or a CD-RW? Most Linux installers don't work well with CD-RWs, and using a CD-R is recommended.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 08:04 AM   #23
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don't know what was wrong with the linux media check. No matter from where I download it gave me that shrike.ISOs are corrupted and said it is reccomend not to install using corrupted images.

Just think about this,

I decided to install anyway. well....success...success.
Now I am with linux redhat 9.

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thinking of what went wrong, I read a post in this forum that a faulty memory stick had caused a hell. I also have a faulty stick in my mobo. perhaps it was what made the hell.

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thanks to all who has supported solving the problem, specially

XavierP
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:11 AM   #24
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You're welcome.

But... please consider replacing that faulty memory stick, it's not really worth the trouble of having a bad part in your PC....

and if you don't replace it... next time, mention it, because if that was the problem (and it probably was), you already knew what turned out to be the answer, but you and we spent a lot of time following leads that had nothing to do with the real problem, because you didn't mention. Not to mention how many extra unneeded RedHat CDs you have now . At least you can convert all your friends .
 
  


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