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Old 09-12-2020, 01:24 PM   #1
m00rgan
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Angry Downloading Alien_Bob's current64 iso


Does someone tried a successful download of Eric Hameleers (Alien Bob) remastered slackware-current64.iso ?

on http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sla...4-current-iso/

I'm trying since few days with always a failed end : tryed with palemoon, firefox windows, firefow linux, wget command line, transmission-cli client command line... always a failed end...

Does someone tried a successful download ?
 
Old 09-12-2020, 01:30 PM   #2
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Yep, a couple of days ago. Was quite a story because of multiple connection drops. It took about 3 hours to download with aria2.
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 01:34 PM   #3
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I use Eric's script to download and update my Slackware64-current ISO.

You can download his script here. Edit the script with your favourite text editor to choose the type of installation media you want to download.
Make the script executable: # chmod +x mirror-slackware-current.sh.
Run the script: # ./mirror-slackware-current.sh

Added later: If you haven't created directories for your Slackware-current ISO then run:

# ./mirror-slackware-current.sh -f

That will create directories for your ISO.

Last edited by hitest; 09-12-2020 at 01:38 PM. Reason: Addition
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 01:45 PM   #4
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Talking thanks a lot both of you StaloX and Hitest

@StalocX

3 hours to download is a good timing ; mine is more than 22 hours...

@hitest

using Eric's script to download and update a Slackware64-current ISO seems a very good alternative way. I'll try it but just befor reading your answers both of you (StalocX and Hitest) i had an idea : limiting the rate of wget to 100k and it seems to be good.

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In case of failing connection, I'll try the script. Thanks a lot both of you.

[edit] downloaded 72M with limited rate at 100k for 9 hours of downloading : seems working [/edit]

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Old 09-12-2020, 02:00 PM   #5
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using Eric's script to download and update a Slackware64-current ISO seems a very good alternative way.
Yes. It's a very efficient script. The second time you run the script you don't need to have -f at the end of the command as you created the directories the first time you ran the script.

# ./mirror-slackware-current.sh

The second time you run the script it will be very fast as the script will only download the new updates from the -current branch and generate a new ISO.
The first time you run the script it will take a while to download 3+ GB.
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 08:01 PM   #6
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Sometimes I will get my -current ISO's here. Usually if I am testing something in a throw away VM or such. It's a fast mirror but they don't update as often as Alien Bob does.

http://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub...e-current-iso/
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:10 PM   #7
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I have not tried downloading a current iso from Eric's "bear" server lately but I have noticed that the speeds I get from his server can be slow at times.

I would suggest trying an alternate mirror to get the iso. Tadgy's slackware.uk mirror is fast and mirrors most (or all?) of Eric's stuff. The slackware64-current iso is here: http://slackware.uk/people/alien-cur...4-current-iso/
 
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:48 PM   #8
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finaly not solved but working on it

I've been waiting all my night (france) to get the current.iso but so many multiple connection drops... I only have about 1007M... I'm working on a different way.

The laptop is an HP with a very selective bios, all my 14.1 / 14.2 dvd didn't boot, usb stick has the same problem...

I'll try the script tomorow !!!

PS: Sorry for my mistakes I'm too tired

@OBXF : thanks for linking

@DAEDRA : thanks for linking

@HITEST : thanks for the script I'll try it ; my eepc will download from UK during my sleep (in case I have to try some triky solution like partition disk in 2 slices, copying dvd on 1first slice, bootstraping/installing or upgrading from frugal with "chroot" on 2nd slice or something like this I've done one day with a kanotix on hard disk) but I want to try the script.

Thanks a lot to all of you guys.

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Old 09-13-2020, 07:41 AM   #9
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Talking I got it

Hi

1- I pluged an external DVD drive, and I could boot on it a 14.1 dvd install disc...

2- Finally I'll be able to boot on something ! Good.

3- trying to install a 14.1 for testing the computer shut down because of heat temperature ; HP 6830s refurbished from vista to xp

4- I'm disassembling computer to clean fan and cut some plastic parts to get more air inside -> the computer will be always at home

5- I get my complete 14.2 slackware64-current-dvd.iso on my eepc

6- this afternoon I'll try the mirroring scritp

7- I think this tread is solved because I have all informations to download and install current.iso

THANKS
 
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:28 AM   #10
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Hi,

You can create a config file by passing a '-w' to the script mirror-slackware-current.sh

A mirror-slackware-current.conf file will be created. You can modify this file to suit your needs. Eric comments very well so you can understand what is going on or what you might need to custom to suit your needs.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
Old 09-13-2020, 10:20 AM   #11
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Talking thanks

@ONEBUCK

create a config file by passing a '-w' to the script mirror-slackware-current.sh seems a very good option ; beguining in 2012 using slackware as personal OS because I had to many trouble with Debian, I feel comfortable since 2018, and this year I began to use congig files (mplayer for exemple).

Thanks

[edit] rsync: [receiver] write error: Broken pipe (32) -> Is it a big affair ? just one broken pipe in 3 hours I think It's not so important [/edit]



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Old 09-14-2020, 12:04 AM   #12
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Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daedra View Post
Sometimes I will get my -current ISO's here. Usually if I am testing something in a throw away VM or such. It's a fast mirror but they don't update as often as Alien Bob does.

http://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub...e-current-iso/
+1

Really fast mirror! Thank you for the pointer to this link!

Regards,
Sattva
 
Old 09-14-2020, 05:26 AM   #13
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+1

Really fast mirror! Thank you for the pointer to this link!

Regards,
Sattva
Mind you that this mirror has slackware-current and not Alien Bob's remastered version of slackware (aka slackware live)
 
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:46 AM   #14
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Mind you that this mirror has slackware-current and not Alien Bob's remastered version of slackware (aka slackware live)
Yes, i am aware! Thank you.

I already have a copy of AlienBob's live version to try out as well.

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