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    Question Suse 11 Download is only 293 MB

    Hi forum,

    I want to download Suse 11. I select
    32 Bit PC
    DVD
    Standard (ftp or Http)
    and see two links under "Start Download Here":
    "Installation DVD (4.3 GB)
    "Extra Languages (612 MB) (optional)"

    If I download the Installation DVD I only get around 293 MB. Download manager says from the start it is 293 MB. I also tried FTP and tried from different PCs (Vista and XP). Every time I get only 293 MB!

    I tried to install Suse 11 on a Virtual PC using the iso with 293 MB but it fails to install. It shows the splash screen and then the menu. I select "Installation" and it loads the kernel. Then it sits there with a blank screen.

    So at this stage, I see this as a waste of bandwidth! Can anyone help me please?

    Cheers

    Peter

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Suse 11 Download is only 293 MB

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    Have you tried using a torrent instead? The download is in the GB size
    range so there is apparently something up with your downloading
    application (download manager or web browser or whatever).

    Good luck.






    PeterNZ wrote:
    | Hi forum,
    |
    | I want to download Suse 11. I select
    | 32 Bit PC
    | DVD
    | Standard (ftp or Http)
    | and see two links under "Start Download Here":
    | "Installation DVD (4.3 GB)
    | "Extra Languages (612 MB) (optional)"
    |
    | If I download the Installation DVD I only get around 293 MB. Download
    | manager says from the start it is 293 MB. I also tried FTP and tried
    | from different PCs (Vista and XP). Every time I get only 293 MB!
    |
    | I tried to install Suse 11 on a Virtual PC using the iso with 293 MB
    | but it fails to install. It shows the splash screen and then the menu.
    | I select "Installation" and it loads the kernel. Then it sits there
    | with a blank screen.
    |
    | So at this stage, I see this as a waste of bandwidth! Can anyone help
    | me please?
    |
    | Cheers
    |
    | Peter
    |
    |
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    Default Re: Suse 11 Download is only 293 MB

    Probably because of the "wonderful" M$ software that can't handle download files > 4GiB. Get a decent download program instead of using IE or whatever. Filezilla is one that can do ftp and is multiplatform. That are lots of others, I'm sure others will have suggestions. Filezilla is just off the top of my head.

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    Default Re: Suse 11 Download is only 293 MB

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    Probably because of the "wonderful" M$ software that can't handle download files > 4GiB. Get a decent download program instead of using IE or whatever. Filezilla is one that can do ftp and is multiplatform. That are lots of others, I'm sure others will have suggestions. Filezilla is just off the top of my head.
    Thanks for your reply! But the "wonderful" M$ software is able and was able in the past to download GBytes of software from all sort of different sources and locations! For exmple Vsiual Studio 2008 which was over 6 Gbyte! So why would it suddenly not download the "wonderful" $u$e Linux?

    Cheers

    Peter

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    Default Re: Suse 11 Download is only 293 MB

    Oh by the way, I was using the"wonderful" Firefox and the recommended "wonderful" DownThemAll download manager!

    Cheers

    Peter

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Suse 11 Download is only 293 MB

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    yeah.... I use the fireftp plugin for Firefox and it's great.

    Good luck.






    ken yap wrote:
    | Probably because of the "wonderful" M$ software that can't handle
    | download files > 4GiB. Get a decent download program instead of using
    | IE or whatever. Filezilla is one that can do ftp and is multiplatform.
    | That are lots of others, I'm sure others will have suggestions.
    | Filezilla is just off the top of my head.
    |
    |
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    Default Re: Suse 11 Download is only 293 MB

    In general a web browser is not a good download program.

    Also some M$ filesystems cannot deal with large files, FAT is one.

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    Default Re: Suse 11 Download is only 293 MB

    BTW, here's proof that the 4GiB limit is your problem:

    Code:
    $ ls -l *i386.iso
    -rw-r--r-- 1 me users 4602126336 2008-06-20 12:31 openSUSE-11.0-DVD-i386.iso
    $ bc
    4602126336-2^32
    307159040
    Pretty close to 293MiB.

    Also use torrent if you can, it often gives higher speeds and also checksumming of chunks.

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    Default Re: Suse 11 Download is only 293 MB

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    BTW, here's proof that the 4GiB limit is your problem:

    Code:
    $ ls -l *i386.iso
    -rw-r--r-- 1 me users 4602126336 2008-06-20 12:31 openSUSE-11.0-DVD-i386.iso
    $ bc
    4602126336-2^32
    307159040
    Pretty close to 293MiB.

    Also use torrent if you can, it often gives higher speeds and also checksumming of chunks.
    Sorry I don't understand the data you posted. What does it proof?

    As said earlier, I never had problems downloading files > 4 GB. Only now with the Suse Linux ISO file! What does it tell me? You guess!

    And something is wrong with your "S" key on your keyboard. It sometimes comes through as "$"

    Cheers

    Peter

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    Default Re: Suse 11 Download is only 293 MB

    I am downloading now with BitTorent which seems to work!

    Cheers

    Peter

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