Hello, I must be missing something. I have never had any trouble dl’ing the DVD’s or Live CD’s. Now they all dl to 99% and then stop. I started with my Win 7 box using Opera, then Seamonkey, then Seamonkey with Metalink agent then on an XP box using Opera then finally Ubuntu w/Firefox through vmware on the Win 7 box. I don’t see any similar posts, is Cox just not letting them finish or am I missing some change that allowed me to complete them before & not now?? Any help would be appreciated, thx in advance.
It is odd that you mention this because on Thursday 7-15-2010 I kind of had the same thing go on, but this was the day that the openSUSE 11.3 came out. I was using Firefox under openSUSE 11.2. Now my download did not complete at first, but I really am not sure how long it took, because I just left it going after seeing it hang for more than 10 minutes. I left for work and was gone all day, but it was finished when I returned at night. So, it did complete and perhaps it was a minute after I left, I just don’t know. I feel it may have something to do with the number of downloads going on and perhaps Cox is doing something to you as well though I have Time Warner. If you have not tried leaving it running over night, I would surely give that a try.
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I’ve seen stalls before, but not usually that long. Usually when I notice
them it seems to be when the system is moving from the temporary location
and/or filename to the permanent one. For example, downloading
application writes a zero-byte (or very small) file using the desired end
file name but actually wries the downloaded data elsewhere, and then when
the download is complete it finally overwrites/replaces/whatever the
correct file with the data from the download. That process, especially if
the temporary file and the final destination of the file are on separate
partitions, could take a while. Just guessing though…
On 07/17/2010 08:26 PM, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
> It is odd that you mention this because on Thursday 7-15-2010 I kind of
> had the same thing go on, but this was the day that the openSUSE 11.3
> came out. I was using Firefox under openSUSE 11.2. Now my download did
> not complete at first, but I really am not sure how long it took,
> because I just left it going after seeing it hang for more than 10
> minutes. I left for work and was gone all day, but it was finished when
> I returned at night. So, it did complete and perhaps it was a minute
> after I left, I just don’t know. I feel it may have something to do
> with the number of downloads going on and perhaps Cox is doing something
> to you as well though I have Time Warner. If you have not tried leaving
> it running over night, I would surely give that a try.
> Thank You,
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I used to face this problem in Windows when I used to download 11.0 and 11.1… I had tried using Flashget, Opera, Firefox and all were giving me similar problems… Finally I downloaded using wget on a linux box and that did the trick… This happens often with large HTTP downloads on Windows for some reason - don’t know why…
If you’re facing issue with http links, probably try a bittorrent link…
Well I guess Ill try bittorrent, that is about all I haven’t tried so far. It is odd that even the small Live CD’s do the same thing. Another weird thing, when I put the md5 checksum in the metalink prior to the dl it says that it is incorrect. I will just give it another try, thanks for the help.
in windows this is certainly due to some virus orr other malicious thing as i experinced it last time i had to format the computer.torrent never let u down
NO opensuse 11.3 x86-64 for me >:(
Wget 200mb and stops wont restart
firefox3 firefox4 chromium google-chrome all stop at 300 a 400 mb no recovery
Not a single torrent program gives me 11.3 within 1 day on a 2gig connection
So i am sick and tired from the nightly hours watching the downloads
So far so good i orderd the opensuse 11.3 dvd x86-64 from OSDISC.COM payed with my paypall account
Will be here in Curacao within 3days to 8days
So see you all later when i have the dvd
In the mean time keep testing 11.3 and report here all the problems so i have i smooth ride with mine.
> in windows this is certainly due to some virus orr other malicious thing
> as i experinced it last time i had to format the computer.torrent never
> let u down
Not necessarily. HTTP downloads via a browser are frequently buffered in
the browser’s temp directory then transferred to the users location upon
completion. Moving 4 GB+ does take a noticeable amount of time
Like you, I prefer the bittorrent path.
probably not the issue in this case, but i’ve had antivirus software cause download issues on windows.
nod32 to be precise, but they seemed to of cured it about 2-3 months ago with a general update.
i presume your not running AV on your linux machines so av probably wont be the issue.
No AV on the Ubuntu virtual box, Bitdefender on the others. It has not caused a problem in the past but who knows now. I finally got the KDE Live CD to download and checked with the right checksum through Metalink. I tried again for the DVD, completes all except the last few bytes in about an hour 20 then the through put drops to 0 and it wont dl the last little bit. I booted the Live CD, the new version looks nice, pretty close to 11.2. It looks like most of the changes are under the hood. Are there big draw backs from installing from the Live CD? Thanks for your replies.
On 07/19/2010 12:06 PM, M13 wrote:
> pretty close to 11.2. It looks like most of the changes are under the
> hood. Are there big draw backs from installing from the Live CD? Thanks
> for your replies.
The Live CD, the DVD and the NET install all end up in the same place. The only
thing that differs is the kernel that boots PRIOR to the installation, and the
amount of stuff that comes down the network.
If you got a working LiveCD I would use it to install openSUSE. Since the disk is more about a dry run testing openSUSE, fewer software choices are present during the install. Once you get online and updated, you should find more choices to download software not present on the CD at first. Since practically everything gets updating anyway, I think you will not lose all that much time using this approach.
If you can get a file (even if not completed/corrupted) you can use the torrent to fix it: just start the torrent and after it creates the file and starts adding information to it stop the torrent and replace the created file with your 99% file and do a recheck, this will saves you from redownloading the entire DVD again and you instantly at 99% so the torrent only completes the missing parts of the file) I use this method with every corrupted file I download.
Wow nice trick - I haven’t thought about this all these days
I guess you’re right and should be very much helpful for downloading files which are available on both http/ftp as well as torrents…