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Old 05-16-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
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When is it finished downloading?

Running SUSE 11.1 (currently).

I am downloading Abuntu (9.04) by way of torrent through K-torrent.

How do you know when it is downloaded completely since there is no message or anything else? When it just stops and doesn't do anything for an hour or so do you just assume it has downloaded ? I still have it running.
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One quick way is to right click on the ISO file and check Properties. The MBs of the file in the ISO should match the size Of The Ubuntu ISO file size from the Site. Should be approx over 600+ mbs. Not sure of ISO size because I don't run 9.04.

Your Torrent Download manager can also tell you but I don't use Ktorrent so somebody else that runs it should be able to tell you.
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It should show the percent and file size of the download - what does it show?
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The iso should be nearly 700MB. Don't know why you would use filesharing if you are impatient, I download it from a mirror in just 5 minutes.
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Lola Kews:

To find out what your Ktorrent is doing in time:
-Click Download Tab beside Seeding tab.
-Highlight and examine data/informations found along the line or row
-There you can find what Ktorrent is currently doing: if it is downloading it will say so and show you the percentage of the file downloaded; if not it will say that download is "stalled" and the running percentage is "halted" or not running. If download is done you will see that the download is 100% and in fact the file is automatically moved to "Seeding" no longer in the "Downloads" tab.
-Check also the "chunks" if all 100% are completed, this you can find by clicking the "File" tab located at the bottom of the Ktorrent interface.

Finally, computing, in anything you do always use your common sense and get familiar with the software. Don't be afraid to try anything, Linux is stable and if it breaks... it is not a crime.

Hope this helps. Goodluck.
Old 05-17-2009, 05:23 PM   #6
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Thanks to all, I wasn't opening up KTorrent all the way, everything is under control, it finished downloading, the modem action I am seeing must just be the "seeding".


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