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davidguygc 05-17-2007 04:14 AM

Cannot download Slackware DVD ISO
Hi, I've tried 5x now to download the Slackware DVD ISO, from a few different places. Whenever it gets done, it says that there was an timeout error and cannot download. I've tried firefox on linux and windows, and a ftp program, same results. Any suggestions? It isn't fun 3.4 GB more than once

Alien_Hominid 05-17-2007 04:18 AM

Try torrent. Do not know about ftps (they always have worked). Which ftp sites?

davidguygc 05-17-2007 05:38 AM

Well, the main ftp that I could find it was .

I've never done torrents, so I really dunno how to do it.

H_TeXMeX_H 05-17-2007 12:35 PM

You install bittorrent or azureus or whatever, and click the torrent ... that's it.

Try different mirrors, there are many. You can try downloading the CDs instead. You need only CD #1 and #2.

Alien_Hominid 05-17-2007 01:20 PM

Torrents is far the easiest thing to learn, which I have ever seen. Maybe somebody has an impressive Internet connection to also try this mirror.

davidguygc 05-17-2007 01:48 PM

OK, I'll do that. I want the DVD ISO because I have had a DVD writer for a month now and I'm itching to use it lol.

Alien_Hominid 05-17-2007 02:41 PM

Oh, I have just checked the sig of your pc.
:eek: :eek: :eek: :D

bassmadrigal 05-19-2007 08:11 AM

I have always used that site for ftps and never had a problem. What filesystem are you downloading it to? Some have a limit on file size.

You could possibly try wget.



davidguygc 05-20-2007 07:55 PM

I tried downloading it to NTFS and EXT3, same error. I'm trying that wget right now.

Alien_Hominid 05-21-2007 02:13 AM

Don't download from Try from any other place.

davidguygc 05-21-2007 02:36 AM

the wget from utah worked. Thanks for all the help

bassmadrigal 05-21-2007 05:30 AM


Originally Posted by davidguygc
the wget from utah worked. Thanks for all the help

Glad it all worked out.


Don't download from Try from any other place.
Why not?? This is the mirror I always use, and I haven't had any problems with it.

Alien_Hominid 05-21-2007 01:07 PM

If it had been broken somehow, he would never have got a working DVD.

Alien Bob 05-21-2007 03:03 PM

Better idea: keep a local mirror of the slackware-current directory tree and create your own DVD ISO image from that package tree.
It will save you a lot of bandwidth especially if you want to have a fresh DVD ISO sometime later...


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