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Old 06-03-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
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How to open torrent files

I downloaded linuxmint from torrent site. I do not know how to proceed further. Any Advise
Old 06-03-2008, 09:19 PM   #2
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Have you got an ISO file? If you have an ISO, it will be about the size of a CD. If this is a small file, all you have is the file to get the ISO.

If you have the ISO file, run a md5sum check on the file to verify it is a good file. After you know it is good, go here --> for instructions on ways to burn the ISO to a CD.

If you have the small file, you will need to download the ISO file. Torrent files are small.
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...about small ".torrent" files

...and if you only have the small file which has the ".torrent" extension then for downloading its contents you use a "Bittorrent client". (If you have a recent version of the Opera browser you can use that too.) To find out what's a suitable Bittorrent client to try you can search LQ for threads about bittorrent. To install a client, and if you still run Ubuntu like you posted in your other thread, then you can use any of your menu selections ("Add/Remove", "Update Manager"), package manager (Synaptic) or commandline tools (apt-get, aptitude) to search for the term "torrent" or "bittorrent". Note depending on your available bandwidth, the bandwidth and amount of peers downloading torrents might take a while, but you can stop and resume at any time provided the torrent still has peers.
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As I recall it, I downloaded a .torrent file, right-clicked on it, and it told me I needed a client and gave me a list of them to choose from. I selected "bittorrent", and down everything came. ... Not rocket science.

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