I can't download the ISO :( It keeps saying my disk is full (but is not).

I have tried both Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to download it.
While in Ubuntu, it would either tell me the disk was full, or there was some downloading error.
I have only used Google Chrome. Maybe I should try Firefox?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 710
Graphics: nVidia Geforce GTX 560, nVidia Geforce GT 520
Motherb: AsusTek M4A78-E

DPC

I’m guessing that “firefox” will tell you that the disk is full :frowning:

Some software will download to “/tmp” or other temporary place, and then later copy to the final destination. If there isn’t enough space in the partition for the temporary place, it will tell you that the disk is full.

An alternative is to download with “wget” from a terminal. Start with “cd” to the directory where you want it. Make sure that ther is enough space (4.7G or so, for the DVD installer). Then use “wget”.

Assuming that the terminal is “konsole” or “xterm” or “gterminal” or similar, you can copy the url in your browser, then paste it into the “wget” command line.

On 2015-01-17 04:46, nrickert wrote:

> An alternative is to download with “wget” from a terminal.

If available, better use aria2c in the same way. It does automatic
integrity checks and corrections, if it uses the “metalink” protocol. I
believe this triggers automatically when using the official opensuse
download site.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

Thanks guys!
I was lucky to find one friendlier to newbies, like me, called uGet Download Manager

http://ugetdm.com/images/screens/showcase/linux-mint-1.10.4-screen.gif

I can’t yet say it’s good enough to do this job, as it is still downloading as I type this. But so far so good!

DPC

Interesting.

I had never heard of “uget”. So I decided to see if it is in the opensuse repos. It turns out that I already have it installed. It must have been pulled in by something else I installed.

On 2015-01-18 19:06, drpeppercan wrote:

> Thanks guys!
> I was lucky to find one friendlier to newbies, like me, called ‘uGet
> Download Manager’ (http://ugetdm.com)

I don’t know that one.

Well, on Firefox you could use “DownThemAll”, a plugin that understands
metalinks. It is mentioned on our download instructions page:

https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Download_help#Downloading_via_Metalinks


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

Unbelievable, but even with a download manager there’s still an error happening at around 75% of the download. I am now waiting for an experienced fan or one of the developers in the uGet’s forums to help. So far it looks like I’ll have to buy a physical DVD disc with Open Suse in it if I ever want it :frowning:

DPC

Can you please confirm exactly what you are trying to download
Supply the URL if you can

Is the target for the download
/home/michael/Downloads ?

What file system are you using and what free space is there?
In Ubuntu /home may not be a separate partition (by default it isn’t) but is part of the overall / install

Robin, I haven’t tried Downloadthemall in Firefox yet, but Chrono download manager added to Chrome as an extension also was interrupted at 91%
Thanks for the suggestion, I may try tomorrow, er… today later

DPC

On 2015-01-19 06:56, drpeppercan wrote:
>
> Robin, I haven’t tried Downloadthemall in Firefox yet, but Chrono
> download manager added to Chrome as an extension also was interrupted at
> 91%

While you are downloading (on Linux), run in a terminal “df -h” at
intervals, and find out which of the many entries is growing, and what
is its limit.

I can think of 3 causes:

  • That the download is going to a partition that really has not enough
    space.

  • That the download is going to FAT filesystem, which has a file size
    limit of 4 GiB, meaning the 4.7GB ISO download would crash near the end.

  • That you are on some type of controlled intranet, like university or
    business, with some type of proxy, that has a per file download limit.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

  • That the download is going to FAT filesystem, which has a file size
    limit of 4 GiB, meaning the 4.7GB ISO download would crash near the end.

Thank you Robin, I think you got it right with the one above. I just did clean install to install Windows 7 64Bit and all my partitions are now NTFS, and I finally succeeded getting that ISO file! :slight_smile:

DPC

Oh my!
You actually had windows 7 on FAT. LOL