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    Default openSUSE 11.4 download errors

    I have downloaded openSUSE 11.4 twice. Both times the Yast Check Media showed that the md5 checksums did not match.

    To check further, I ran md5sum from terminal with the following result:
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    jch@linux-7v61:/media/9bc17414-31cf-4fb6-b676-59838e1d61f2/OpenSUSE> md5sum openSUSE*
    082ebfac494b41cd56b38fb4218c545d  openSUSE-11.4-DVD-x86_64.iso
    jch@linux-7v61:/media/9bc17414-31cf-4fb6-b676-59838e1d61f2/OpenSUSE>
    I downloaded using FTP from

    Does anyone have any suggestions before I do another large download?

    Cordially,
    TwoHoot
    Last edited by TwoHoot; 24-Oct-2011 at 14:24. Reason: add 11.4
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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 download errors

    On 2011-10-24 23:26, TwoHoot wrote:
    > Does anyone have any suggestions before I do another large download?


    In the help page there are instructions on how to recover a bad download.
    Me, I would use aria2c and metalinks.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 download errors

    I thought about the download recovery but decided I would probably waste more time and effort recovering a bad download than it takes to do it again. I'll just start it when I get ready to go to bed and it will be there in the morning.

    Thank you for the reply. If the FTP doesn't work a third time, I will try something else. I have downloaded lots of software with FTP and this is the first time I ever had a problem. I was wondering if maybe the mirror site hadn't been updated or something. I will try another on this time.

    Cordially,
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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 download errors

    On 10/25/2011 04:56 AM, TwoHoot wrote:
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    > I thought about the download recovery but decided I would probably waste
    > more time and effort recovering a bad download than it takes to do it
    > again. I'll just start it when I get ready to go to bed and it will be
    > there in the morning.
    >
    > Thank you for the reply. If the FTP doesn't work a third time, I will
    > try something else.


    why do you ask for advice, get it (from a guy who knows what he is
    talking about) and then ignore it in order to repeat an already twice
    failed download?

    if you decide to try something else, i'd suggest you try it the way
    Carlos suggested..

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 download errors

    On 10/24/2011 11:26 PM, TwoHoot wrote:

    > jch@linux-7v61:/media/9bc17414-31cf-4fb6-b676-59838e1d61f2/OpenSUSE> md5sum openSUSE*
    > 082ebfac494b41cd56b38fb4218c545d openSUSE-11.4-DVD-x86_64.iso
    > jch@linux-7v61:/media/9bc17414-31cf-4fb6-b676-59838e1d61f2/OpenSUSE>


    hmmmm...is that the actual calculated output?

    i ask, because to me that looks like the exactly correct checksum..

    see here:
    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...x86_64.iso.md5

    so??

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 download errors

    On 2011-10-25 04:56, TwoHoot wrote:
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    > I thought about the download recovery but decided I would probably waste
    > more time and effort recovering a bad download than it takes to do it
    > again. I'll just start it when I get ready to go to bed and it will be
    > there in the morning.


    Recovering a bad download could be a question of minutes.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 download errors

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 10/24/2011 11:26 PM, TwoHoot wrote:

    > jch@linux-7v61:/media/9bc17414-31cf-4fb6-b676-59838e1d61f2/OpenSUSE> md5sum openSUSE*
    > 082ebfac494b41cd56b38fb4218c545d openSUSE-11.4-DVD-x86_64.iso
    > jch@linux-7v61:/media/9bc17414-31cf-4fb6-b676-59838e1d61f2/OpenSUSE>


    hmmmm...is that the actual calculated output?

    i ask, because to me that looks like the exactly correct checksum..

    see here:
    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...x86_64.iso.md5

    so??

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    It is the correct checksum. That is the point of the original post, although (looking back) I did not make it clear to begin with.

    Yast Media Check rejects the .iso as invalid. Which should I trust?

    I did burn a CD of that file and attempted to install it on my second computer (thinking the md5sum was right and Yast was wrong). I ran into problems with the monitor/display on first boot. I could not complete configuration without a working monitor/display. (I should note that the display worked fine during installation) Only at that point did I start kicking myself for going ahead with a questionable installation DVD.

    The second computer is where I try new things. The fact that is isn't working isn't a big deal - it often doesn't work because I often screw it up playing with things I don't understand (like setting up an Apache server to test and customize !Joomla locally). I have re-installed many times when it goes FUBAR.

    I do not want to crash this computer because I rely on it for daily work. I won't attempt to install here until it works letter perfect on the second computer.

    I do not reject the expert advice I get here. I appreciate it very much and follow up with learning about the things suggested to me by the generous expert volunteers here. It just takes time to learn when I am busy with other things. I try not to be a pain (70 posts on a handful of topics over three years) to the experts here or abuse the privileges of forum membership.

    Thank you for the reply and advice.

    Cordially,
    TwoHoot
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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 download errors

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-10-25 04:56, TwoHoot wrote:
    >
    > I thought about the download recovery but decided I would probably waste
    > more time and effort recovering a bad download than it takes to do it
    > again. I'll just start it when I get ready to go to bed and it will be
    > there in the morning.


    Recovering a bad download could be a question of minutes.

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    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)
    Thank you for the advice.

    I will learn more about the recovery process and metalink downloads you suggest. It just takes time to learn about all these things.

    Cordially,
    TwoHoot
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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 download errors

    On 2011-10-25 15:56, TwoHoot wrote:
    > It is the correct checksum. That is the point of the original post,
    > although (looking back) I did not make it clear to begin with.
    >
    > Yast Media Check rejects the .iso as invalid. Which should I trust?


    It has to be a bug in the yast media check. I have no idea why it says it
    is bad.

    There is a problem when checking md5sum on the burned DVD, because the size
    is rounded up to an exact sector number (or even a track), whereas the iso
    file doesn't do that. You have to tell md5sum how many bytes it has to check.

    Yast media check, on the other hand, has to check itself excluding the
    place where the value is stored. If you calculate a value then write it to
    the iso image at the right place, the checksum varies. I don't know how
    exactly they do it, but it is tricky.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 download errors

    I will just fiddle with it until it works or I learn enough to ask another question.

    I am retired and getting older, but computers have been a lifelong passion. For someone who grew up without electricity, the advances in my lifetime are simply amazing beyond belief. It just blows my mind to think of the possibilities and opportunity for today's young people!

    I am not a professional nor do I have any formal training. I am sure my ignorance is frustrating to people who are professionals. I should take some classes instead of plowing through 2000 page books and online tutorials on my own. At least then I could ask the right questions and speak the language.

    Thank you for your patience and advice.

    Cordially,
    TwoHoot
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