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Old 01-10-2004, 12:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy cant download distros from iso

I can find all kinds of good distros on the net but when I try to download
one it takes me thru several pages of stuff. I cant figure out how to find
the complete distro like college Linux on I would like
to install to cd/rw's and install later. When I go to a download site
shouldnt it just list download here and have the entire distribution?

For instance collegelinux takes me to an iso site that has 3 different
directories and when I choose one it takes me to another page with
several directories and so on.

I hope this post makes some sense, since I plainly dont know what I
am doing.

Thanks in advance
Old 01-10-2004, 12:29 PM   #2
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well this site here ( would be my first recommendation ... you click the picture of the distro you want, and it brings you to the page with the isos, for different versions (if listed) and you just click the links and the save as dialog will pop up

p.s. college linux is the first one on the page if thats the one you want..
Old 01-10-2004, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks. That was easy to figure out. I am downloading distro now
which says it is 600mb and at 100bps it should only take about 700
hours. I will just let it download all weekend.
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Glutton for punisment, eh?

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Old 01-10-2004, 08:56 PM   #5
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It's well worth buying an iso from a store like the above, especially since with dialup you can spend days downloading something only to end up with a corrupt iso from getting disconnected and reconnecting again.


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