On 11/22/2017 09:16 AM, F style wrote:
> This is in particular a crappy laptop using GNOME without a battery,
> hence always working plugged. Energy options are just default: block
> screen after 5 minutes, no suspending/hibernating at all.
> I was trying to download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft website using
> Leap’s Firefox. I left rig with screen locked for about 2 hours while
> waiting for the download. Then I saw that at a certain time download
> seemed to cancel itself: Firefox downloads said “finished”, but the file
> was clearly incomplete judging by its size. What the heck happened?
A server crashed on their side, a power blip anywhere between you and them
caused a connection to die in a weird way, gamma rays impacted your
system’s time, causing it to think nothing had happened for a long period
of time, canceling the download… who knows.
> I deleted Firefox profile and cache, deleted the downloaded file itself
> from the Downloads home directory, and rebooted.
That was a bit extreme; was there a reason for this?
> I had to try again, this time not letting the screen locked for so long.
> File this time seemed to download well after a long while (though the
> Microsoft site does not provide any sha256 code…)
If you wanted integrity of your files you should have probably found a
> Anyway, I remember Windows has its ever-handy Ccleaner application.
> Though I downloaded ISO again, I have no clue whether there are some
> remaining “ghosts” or errors in my /home directory or entire file system
> due to the previously failed download.
You are not dealing with NTFS, or FAT32, so applying the snake oil from
that product line to your current setup does not make much sense. If
Firefox completes a download, the file that was downloaded is all that
shows for it (other than some metadata you would have thoroughly destroyed
by deleting the browser’s profile), and if you delete that (bad) file,
then that file is gone.
> Can anyone help please? Do I need a “sweeper” application just like
I have no idea why that would be necessary in your case. Are you seeing
some kind of problem that makes you feel these actions may be justified?
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