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Old 05-28-2007, 12:15 PM   #1
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unable to download Mandriva free 2007 CD.iso


Bonsoir, Bonan vesperon

Any way I tried to download the (first) iso, the download always stopped short before the end (either Linux, Firefox, or Filezilla, or Kget; either Win98 IE6).

Is there a trick to get these free CDs (I got the 2006, I had some problems, don't remember which, but got them...The 2007 seem just inaccessible...)

Merci, Dankon
 
Old 05-28-2007, 12:18 PM   #2
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Bonsoir, Bonan vesperon

Any way I tried to download the (first) iso, the download always stopped short before the end (either Linux, Firefox, or Filezilla, or Kget; either Win98 IE6).

Is there a trick to get these free CDs (I got the 2006, I had some problems, don't remember which, but got them...The 2007 seem just inaccessible...)

Merci, Dankon
Maybe you can try downloading from a different mirror?
 
Old 05-29-2007, 09:01 AM   #3
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Firefox

Which downloader are you using with Firefox? DownThemAll is a Firefox extension that works well with larger files.

If you use an FTP mirror, perhaps FireFTP (another Firefox extension) might work for you, too.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 12:19 PM   #4
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Most all the Linux distributions are cutting back on ftp/http downloads of an entire ISO, there are fewer and fewer servers offering them as it is a heavy load on the servers. The link may be available, but if there is a demand on that server, it just won't happen. They are increasingly provoking the public to download the bittorrent method, this way, as you download from another person, you are also uploading to the next in line reducing the load on the server. And bittorrent downloads are verified against the md5 sum for integrity.
When I downloaded Mandriva 2007, it took a long time to find a mirror that started the http download, but it was very slow, so I downloaded the bittorrent file which turned out to be one of the fastest Linux DVD ISO downloads I've ever done, (during non-peak hours).
 
Old 05-29-2007, 12:29 PM   #5
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I tried plain IE or Firefox, and Filezilla, Kget, GFTP...
At the time I'm using the bittorrent....time to completion is given as 13 hours...but it goes on.
Thanks for your information...I hope bittorernt does the trick!
 
Old 05-29-2007, 01:02 PM   #6
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Question Bittorrent Downloader

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I downloaded the bittorrent file which turned out to be one of the fastest Linux DVD ISO downloads I've ever done, (during non-peak hours).
What bittorrent downloader do you use/recommend? I want to look more into this.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 01:39 PM   #7
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I first used bittorrent, (actual name of software), for Windows but it was kinda slow, probably because it was during peak hours. So I went home as I was borrowing someone else's connection and installed Mandrake 10.2 on my laptop. I installed bittorrent from Mandrake repos and returned the next day to download through Mandrake. It started kinda like any other torrent I've done, this was at 9.00 pm, it said there was another 12 hours to go when I left and let it download, I returned at 5.30 am (8.5 hours) to find it was done long ago and had seeded near 80%.
Based on the speed of this not-so-great connection, compared to any other DVD ISO I've downloaded, it appeared to take about a third of the usual time. But it depends on many factors, like the performance (horse power) of the computers seeding, the speed of their connection, the amount of traffic, etc.
 
Old 05-30-2007, 07:38 AM   #8
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I got 4 CDs, md5sum checked, from http://qa.mandriva.com/torrent/2007/...D.i586.torrent using Azureus a
 
Old 05-30-2007, 07:41 AM   #9
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I got 4 CDs, md5sum checked, from http://qa.mandriva.com/torrent/2007/...D.i586.torrent using Azureus as a downloader. Took 15 hours.

It seems to me that, effectively, free Linux providers may restrain the effective access to their bounties....
 
Old 05-30-2007, 03:04 PM   #10
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Well
Look at it this way, some people do give them money, but you're not obligated to do so. Yes, they offer their systems free of charge, should they be spending big bucks to set up more large servers to satisfy the needs of the public in aquiring these free products?, or should they encourage the public to do their part and help keep it free?.
Do you think giving up a little bandwidth when downloading something for free is too great a cost? You can just avoid giving up any bandwidth and pay Microsoft $500.00 for their limited system, then, if you want to do more with their system you'll have to keep on paying to get software.
 
  


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