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xds4lx
10-08-2002, 10:07 PM
Man, ive finally decide to download a copy of linux, specifically mandrake. Im not going to pay for free software from some stupid store for anywhere from $45-95 for something I know I can download for free (legally). Too bad ever single mirror i can find is supper loaded down and slow as hell to download from. Anyone know of any fast mirrors for mandrake 9.0?

Captain
10-08-2002, 10:31 PM
This one is fast for me once the connection is made. I download from < www.linuxiso.org >. This is one of the mirrors that are listed there, not linuxiso's mirror. Disks 1 - 3 Mandrake 9.0.

ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake/iso/Mandrake90-cd1-inst.i586.iso
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake/iso/Mandrake90-cd2-ext.i586.iso
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake/iso/Mandrake90-cd3-i18n.i586.iso

face_master
10-08-2002, 10:50 PM
that ftp seems to be clogged

Captain
10-08-2002, 10:53 PM
Here are the md5sums. You can download the utility at linuxiso. It is part of my Linux system so I don't have to download it myself.

Type: md5sum filename.iso
And than wait for a minute, the cursor will just sit there, than the check sum will appear after a while. Compare it with the given sums. In dos you might have to rename the iso file to an 8 character name before running md5sum, not sure though. I don't have to mess around with that on Linux. The sums should match, and that tells you that your download was a good one.


f7a093af34b8cbe1abc165213fea9deb Mandrake90-cd1-inst.i586.iso

05a3ccafaacc37d6d1e2f260fc274549 Mandrake90-cd2-ext.i586.iso

1a2fd731fb6e30d39b0b99f504b231b3 Mandrake90-cd3-i18n.i586.iso

If the files 32 digit sums match these than burn them as iso cd images. If I remember than with Roxio, you select data files, than from the file menu you select, cd image, than on the drop down for file type in the dialog box for browsing for the files, make sure that .iso file type is included. Select each file for each individual cd to burn.

Captain
10-08-2002, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by face_master
that ftp seems to be clogged

It is clogged right now, but I was downloading at 200 mb/s today. I actually downloaded all 3 cd's because some other dude needs them and he doesn't have a cable connection. Try another mirror.

face_master
10-08-2002, 11:06 PM
It is clogged right now, but I was downloading at 200 mb/s today. I actually downloaded all 3 cd's because some other dude needs them and he doesn't have a cable connection. Try another mirror.Thats quite a bit of downloading! I cant download anything for a while cause i've been getting too many movies/games and my stats are really high...do you have some sort of limit?

Captain
10-08-2002, 11:29 PM
I don't have any limit for downloading, but I'm only able to upload about 200 - 300 mb per month.

xds4lx
10-09-2002, 08:21 AM
every mirror you listed seems to be clogged down :( I managed to get disc 1 completed last night but the other two canceled themeselves somehow.....

kermi3
10-09-2002, 08:47 AM
Well not totally related to the topic...but it is too funny to keep to myself, I appologize....

In order to test things, legality etc, I just went to try and start downloading it from the mandrake site. Without any intentions to download it all.

I clicked on the ftp link.....and Internet Explorer froze. Conspiricy? hmmmmmm

Oh and I'm running XP Pro, IE rarely freezes.

xds4lx
10-09-2002, 08:49 AM
That happens here too kermi, same setup XP pro and IE will randomly freeze when clicking on one of the links. About every 1 in 6 tries from what ive been noticing, but yeah like you said it hasnt crashed on anything else when ive used it.

Fordy
10-09-2002, 08:50 AM
I clicked on the ftp link.....and Internet Explorer froze. Conspiricy? hmmmmmm

Oh and I'm running XP Pro, IE rarely freezes.

Cant say I'm shocked :)....but I'm envious that "IE rarely freezes" as it always crashed on me no matter what system I had...

I prefer Opera.......the only site it has real difficulty with is...err....funnily enough....Microsoft's

??

Prelude
10-09-2002, 08:55 AM
>the only site it has real difficulty with is...err....funnily enough....Microsoft's
Microsoft's site gives everyone trouble I believe. And I have yet to figure out what insane search algorithm they used for the keyword search feature, it never comes up with what I wanted, even with exact wording. :rolleyes:

-Prelude

SilentStrike
10-09-2002, 09:03 AM
If you are on the east coast, you might want to try.

ftp://ruslug.rutgers.edu/pub/mandrake-isos

or

ftp://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/mandrake/Mandrake/iso

Both are hosted at my university... I always pull down distros at near a meg/sec (but I am connected on a LAN to both of them). At home I typically get 400K/sec from cable from those FTPs.

Fordy
10-09-2002, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by Prelude
>the only site it has real difficulty with is...err....funnily enough....Microsoft's
Microsoft's site gives everyone trouble I believe. And I have yet to figure out what insane search algorithm they used for the keyword search feature, it never comes up with what I wanted, even with exact wording. :rolleyes:

-Prelude

I was refering to the page formatting (its all over the place in opera)...but yeah...I agree the search facility is a law to itself....mind you, from not being able to find certain things, and being sent to a completely unrelated page, I have found a few good articles and manuals....

:)

Captain
10-09-2002, 09:54 AM
Back when I used to use IE 6 and Win2k it would unravel itself it I didn't update it every month or two. My best experience has been with Galeon.

Troll_King
10-09-2002, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by xds4lx
every mirror you listed seems to be clogged down :( I managed to get disc 1 completed last night but the other two canceled themeselves somehow.....

At < www.linuxiso.org > you can choose mandrake. Than under i586 (if you have an intel processor) choose the icon on the left if you want to download from linuxiso or the icon on the right if you want a list of mirrors for whatever specific disk you have choosen. There are about ten mirrors for each and every disk.

Sang-drax
10-09-2002, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by Captain
It is clogged right now, but I was downloading at 200 mb/s

That's more than twice the speed I read from my new HD...;)
Unless you mean milli-bytes..

xds4lx
10-09-2002, 04:13 PM
tried those already troll_king, also your links froze IE silentstrike ;) im halfway done with the second disk right now on a mirror in va (im in ga) and man is it slow, like 10k a sec and im on DSL :( reminds me of the bad old days of dial up :( Anyways how do i find the checksum for these after i download them?

Eibro
10-09-2002, 04:19 PM
They don't "freeze" IE... they just clog it up for awhile; until the FTP connection is accepted or times out. If you wait, I'd bet IE would become responsive again... either with an error message or a slow FTP. Although links to FTP's that don't exist seem to freeze it up for a very long time.

xds4lx
10-09-2002, 04:21 PM
i waited for about five minutes and then a dialog poped up with an error message saying IE has performed an illegal action and asked me if i wanted to send an error report or close. so i would definetly stand by kermi on this one as it being a conspiracy.

xds4lx
10-09-2002, 07:23 PM
those links from your school are great silentstrike! although the second one wont let me on it, requires a log in id, wont allow anonamous. The first though downloaded fast :) Thanks a lot :) Oh yeah how can i check the checksum under win/dos?

ZerOrDie
10-09-2002, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by xds4lx
those links from your school are great silentstrike! although the second one wont let me on it, requires a log in id, wont allow anonamous. The first though downloaded fast :) Thanks a lot :) Oh yeah how can i check the checksum under win/dos?

search for md5 checksum on google and youll find a couple sites that have multiplatform downloads