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Old 08-12-2005, 08:37 AM   #1
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Why can't i download FC4?

This may seem like the dumbest question ever asked here, but for some reason when i download the ISOs off of any mirror they partially download and i get a 432mb ISO when it is really 635. What is going on? I still have the FC3 cds but i want to start off with something fairly new. Any help and suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
Old 08-12-2005, 08:48 AM   #2
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Hmm, I don't know what the problem could be but have you tried using an FTP client to resume the download?
Old 08-12-2005, 09:26 AM   #3
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On linux, to resume the file you can go to the directory where the file is downloaded, and try the resume the file:

Also, it might be that the images on the FTP server are cossupted. Have you tried a different mirror?
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try bittorrent
Old 08-12-2005, 12:09 PM   #5
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I second saman007uks comment about wget.

It may be somewhat cumbersome to use, but wget is exceptionally efficient at getting large things downloaded.
Old 08-13-2005, 01:42 PM   #6
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hmz, that quite strange...

But to be complety honest, I was using FC3 also, upgraded to FC4.... then for some unexplained reason, the problems began !
Got so misirable of it... Downloaded my old roots-linux SUSE (the v9.3). And now all is working like a charm !
Old 08-14-2005, 03:16 AM   #7
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In general i'd say ignore downloading the ISO's via http/ftp, and just use bittorrent. The way it handles the hashing of the files generally means you always get a good image at the end.


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