12.1 Download Failure

Has anyone else had problems downloading the 64-bit DVD ISO version of 12.1?

ie this file :- openSUSE-12.1-DVD-x86_64.iso (4.3 Gb, dated 10 November)

I have tried the University of Kent and Rackspace mirrors :-

UK Mirror Service: sites/download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.1/iso

… and

Index of /openSUSE/distribution/12.1/iso

… as well as the OpenSUSE download page, as direct HTTP download.

It stops every time after downloading 318 Mb. I tried downloading onto a different machine with the same result.

I also tried downloading with wget from the command line, and it reports a corrupted file at that point. (I thought the download would treat it as a binary file, so how it be seen as corrupted?)

I am tearing my hair out here … any suggestions? There does not seem to be anything about this in these forums, just comments from people who haave obviously already succeded in downloaded it.

On 12/28/2011 04:56 AM, Duke Nukem wrote:
>
> Has anyone else had problems downloading the 64-bit DVD ISO version of
> 12.1?
>
> ie this file :- openSUSE-12.1-DVD-x86_64.iso (4.3 Gb,
> dated 10 November)
>
> I have tried the University of Kent and Rackspace mirrors :-
>
> ‘UK Mirror Service: sites/download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.1/iso’
> (http://tinyurl.com/7l6n9u8)
>
> … and
>
> ‘Index of /openSUSE/distribution/12.1/iso’
> (http://mirror.rackspace.co.uk/openSUSE/distribution/12.1/iso/)
>
> … as well as the OpenSUSE download page, as direct HTTP download.
>
> It stops every time after downloading 318 Mb. I tried downloading onto
> a different machine with the same result.
>
> I also tried downloading with wget from the command line, and it
> reports a corrupted file at that point. (I thought the download would
> treat it as a binary file, so how it be seen as corrupted?)
>
> I am tearing my hair out here … any suggestions? There does not seem
> to be anything about this in these forums, just comments from people who
> haave obviously already succeded in downloaded it.

I normally use a torrent when downloading the DVD images, but I tried a direct
http download from the rackspace site. I only downloaded 400 MB, but all seemed
well. I certainly got beyond the 318 MB mark.

If I were to guess, I would say that there is some component of your networking
system that is data dependent. When it sees some particular byte stream, it
fails. What wget is reporting is a failed checksum on a particular packet.

On 2011-12-28 12:13, Larry Finger wrote:
> If I were to guess, I would say that there is some component of your
> networking system that is data dependent. When it sees some particular byte
> stream, it fails. What wget is reporting is a failed checksum on a
> particular packet.

Hum! There is a particular network card that has that problem in openSUSE,
the bug has not been solved AFAIK.

But it can also be a proxy server of some kind.

I would try downloading the metalink with aria2c.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

Thanks for the replies. As I said, the download failed with two different PCs and the only common factor (under my control) was the network hub/router, a BT Business Hub. So I changed it for an older BT Voyager and Hey Presto! it works.

My guess is that there is something in the SUSE file that has a combination of bits at the 318Mb point, that a chip in the BT hub does not like, which is perhaps an escape code for it, inadvertently. As Robin Listas said, maybe this particular chip used in some other network devices and cards too.

On 2011-12-29 12:56, Duke Nukem wrote:

> Thanks for the replies. As I said, the download failed with two
> different PCs and the only common factor (under my control) was the
> network hub/router, a BT Business Hub. So I changed it for an older BT
> Voyager and Hey Presto! it works.

Wow. You should return that hub to BT, then.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)