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Old 02-04-2005, 08:34 PM   #1
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Downloading mandrake 10.1 dvd


Hello,

I have been trying to download Mandrake 10.1 DVD since last week but with no luck, I have tried almost all servers from the US, France and others but I keep downloading a file with 2097152 KB instead of 2124868 KB which is written on the ftp servers. I check with md5sum and I get obviously a wrong signature.
I don't know where some bytes are left ??

Because the file is big, I leave it downloading from a friends server over night (he's got a good connection, it usually takes 6 hours to download). As it is a server, i have to leave it log out so I use prozilla. Do you think thats the problem , Is there a better way to download it without taking me a month to do it?

BTW, I can't use bittorrent because it is firewalled and it doesn't let me.

Any help will be gratefully accepted.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 07:07 AM   #2
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Why not try downloading it from here :-)
 
Old 02-09-2005, 07:34 AM   #3
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I have just downloaded it from here where I have the same problem. The size of the iso file in the server is 2124868 KB and when I start to download it is 2097152 KB.
The same thing happens using wget
Could it be because its firewalled?

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Old 02-09-2005, 08:42 AM   #4
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Did you run the md5sum to check the validity of the dvd iso? I have checked mine downloaded from here and the md5sum matches, It looks like your download is getting corrupted somehow. You mention your friend is running a server on the machine you are using to download, could that be contributing to the problem? Have you tried downloading using one of the other methods listed on the download page? Where are you located? The reason I ask is if you live in the UK, I am more than willing to send you a copy free of charge :-)
 
Old 02-09-2005, 01:54 PM   #5
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Yes, I did check them with md5sum, they are different, the original says:
Code:
5f09b941c03d0511862fcdf60f1526c4
while all the isos I've downloaded say:
Code:
982f4ea63204e3721cc9ca24231f903a
The strange thing is that its always the same, no mater where I download it from.

There are at least 27 MB missing, where could have they gone?


Thanks for the copy, but I live in SouthAmerica, I don't know how much it will cost to send a DVD.

I gues I just have to download the CD isos or find another server.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 05:58 AM   #6
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Greetings
I usually use wget when I'm pulling isos. Just an idea. Might want to try to find a server in S. America too.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 09:22 AM   #7
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Here are some ideas:

Is there a limit on the size of a file that be placed on the drive? I'm noticing everyone is able to get about 2 Gigs and then no more. That happens to me all the time with vfat. How about ext2, ext3, and reisner?

If downloading within a browser there could also be a limit. Check the browser settings.

I also have heard that an ISP sometimes limits the size of a download.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:33 PM   #8
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I know that this is counter to your general desire to download the image vs. just get a DVD from somewhere, but 10.1 Official DVDs are available for about $US 12.00 from lots of places. You don't have to pay Mandrake's outrageous prices - you can get it from lots of distributors. Much easier if you ask me. That is what I did. I got mine from a place in the UK called fastdiscs.com. The url is http://fastdiscs.com (note, no "www" at the front of it). They took about 2 weeks to get the disk to me (I'm in Texas). I will go there again when it is time to consider an upgrade to the new 10.2. Right now they have the Mandrake 10.1 Official DVD for GBP 9.00. Pretty good deal. BTW, I have no commercial affiliation with them of any nature - just a satisfied customer.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:59 PM   #9
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Linux Magazine has the Mandrake DVD 10.1 inside the February 2005 issue. It is a European magazine so it won't be available in most places in the US until later this month. I was too impatient to wait so I downloaded. The guy at the newstand said he should get his copies in by mid-February. Fry's also sells the magazine. I am in Texas also.

http://www.linux-magazine.com/

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Old 02-12-2005, 12:59 PM   #10
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Greetings
I have a copy of the DVD in question, and I believe it is the full image. It is available at ftp://blackhole.homelinux.com
for download.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 05:48 PM   #11
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I stumbled upon this thread when I had the same problem. I kept getting 982f4ea63204e3721cc9ca24231f903a from md5sums. I downloaded the DVD iso from http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=29 twice and got the same incorrect value. On the third time I tried a different mirror and I came out correct (6 gig later). The mirror I used was the "GTlib" mirror at http://iso.linuxquestions.org/versio...n=98#i586_dvd. Worked great - now to burn the DVD and learn the ways of Linux - tough job for a Microsoft veteran!
 
Old 05-11-2005, 08:19 PM   #12
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It sounds like the file system he's downloading it to is running into the 2 GB limit,
(usually filesystem problem, sometimes client software problem, but software probs usually result in a very small file, like 300k)

Download it to a linux partion or a ntfs partition.

Last edited by godzero; 05-11-2005 at 08:21 PM.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 03:26 PM   #13
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Mandrake just doesn't get it. I'd gladly pay not to have to download a bunch of ISOs five times each wasting two whole days, but they seem to think people will pay for that privilege. I still have no desire to join their club... even now that I have broadband, that is -- was a completely absurd proposition with dialup.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 04:13 PM   #14
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No problem, buy the physical disks, they're available from some stores (not many), also you can do it from one of the online cd services. I think they charge like $10 for the download editions.

A good starting point: http://www.linux.org/vendor/retailer/distribution.html

Form the ad at the top of this page: http://pctech101.com/products.php?cat=27

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