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Old 08-17-2006, 08:56 AM   #1
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burning iso's

lately i've been having problems downloading linux iso's. and also burning them. like, my version of bittorrent freezes when it gets to 200 megabytes. so whats a good download manager to use? and also, am i burning them right, i use k3b and i just go up to tools and go to the dvd thing, and choose burn a dvd image. cause i'll burn a whole disk that supposedly has good integrity, and then the install stalls on one package.
Old 08-17-2006, 09:25 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by tsunami_imcool
so whats a good download manager to use?
Kget is a nice one, check it out. Although wget never failed for me.

Originally Posted by tsunami_imcool
and also, am i burning them right
K3b should work fine out the box, normally after the first startup of K3b it will ask you where, what and the burning speed of your cd/dvd burner so that solves that.

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then install stalls on one package
I dont think it is your day
Old 08-17-2006, 09:56 AM   #3
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Your method for burning an image is sound, that's how i do it anyway, does Kb give no errors/warnings during the burn?

maybe try burning at a slower speed (i normally say 8 at the MAX)
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The OP makes it appear that this is an ongoing problem. I believe it is a problem with a single .iso file, which is probably a bad distro release. FC$ and 5 had a few broken releases that would stall on certain packages.


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