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Ftp transfers

  1. Sep 9, 2003 #1
    Hi guys,

    I'm downloading linux through redhat's ftp site and from the time I went to bed last night --around 2am--- to the time I woke up this morning, 10 am, the progress meter has stayed at 93%. Now...is something wrong, or is it just being quirky and will all come eventually?

    I'm on an ethernet connection..

    Last edited: Sep 9, 2003
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  3. Sep 9, 2003 #2
    I find that downloading linuxs distros from their ftp sites and mirrors for some reason to be untra unreliable too. I have never been happy with it. So I went out and bought mandrake 8.1 a year ago and have been happy with the cds.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2003
  4. Sep 9, 2003 #3


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    If the sites support resume, you can use an application like Getright to recover a broken download.
  5. Sep 9, 2003 #4
    I've dl a few linux OSs, you just have to try a few sites and see which one works best for you.

  6. Sep 9, 2003 #5


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    Support the distro - Buy the box set

    Or if you want to be leet, create your own - instructions here -> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/
  7. Sep 9, 2003 #6
    HAHA. For a second I thought you suggested I build my own linux. But I guess I'll just keep trying.

    Thanks guys.

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