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Old 01-08-2006, 02:30 AM   #1
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Using Download Mangers to download ISOs


I am having trouble download Fedora ISO's ... Its huge files to begin with, and even on a decent broadband, takes 5-7 hrs to do, but when it gets to 3-5% downloaded, the "Server resets" and I have to start over.

Does anyone know of, or know if its possible, to use a download manager that will download the ISOs, restart if it resets and whatnot - so I don't pull the rest of my hair out??

Or maybe a cheap way to get the ISOs already on CD?? If I had the errors from a Red Hat copy I tried to install tonight, I'd just post it here and ask for help ... but I don't feel like it ... ( at this point )

So, any suggestions??
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You can use wget "internet adress"(on console).
Old 01-08-2006, 02:42 AM   #3
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Should of mentioned, I am downloading the ISOs using a Windows XP, going to burn to CD then install on my other computer.

So, that option won't help any.
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Is bittorrent an option?


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Originally Posted by alunduil
Is bittorrent an option?


I dunno. If I can use it on Windows XP to download the ISOs, then I would be happy. ... If its used in *nix ... then no.

Like I said above, I am using a Windows XP system to download the ISOs which then would be burned to CDs to then take and install the Fedora on another system.

I'd download the ISOs straight, but tired of the server resets that basically cancel it 3% into it.

If this would work, which file do I get? I want the ISOs to copy to CD to use on a X86 type system ( I don't have the specs with me at the moment, but it is a Gateway desktop )

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Old 01-08-2006, 03:07 AM   #6
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It's hard to determine what caused the problem, server? ISP? network?

You may try more mirrors:

B.T.W: wget have a windows port: native build, not cygwin.
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try and get it with
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BitTorrent is available for Windows and you can also get Unix Tools for Windows which will also give you wget.
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Azureus is a very popular bittorrent client for Microsoft and Linux. Don't be a leech, use bittorrent!


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