How to download
Forum: Other Help Topics
Topic: How to download
started by: borgward
Posted by borgward on Oct. 02 2008,16:28Hi
I downloaded DSL (current.iso) using a winders machine from current.iso from < ftp://ftp.oss.cc.gatech.edu. >
I used Nero to burn a CD 0f it.
That CD will not boot on several different computers.
It shows up on a CentOS machine as current.iso.part. 27.7 MB.
What is the command line for running md5sum to check the download for errors.
Do I need to download it on a Linux machine?
I have a very slow dialup, so I used a winders machine that is at a fast connection.
Posted by Juanito on Oct. 02 2008,18:21If the iso and the md5 file are in the same directory - eg dsl.iso and dsl.iso.md5.txt - then the command "md5sum -c dsl.iso.md5.txt" will return "OK" if dsl.iso checks out.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Oct. 02 2008,18:27The iso should be around 50MB. Also, you need to choose the "burn image" - and not to burn the iso file into a data cd.
Posted by curaga on Oct. 02 2008,19:03The .part in the end usually means your download is still in progress.
BTW, you might want to use another mirror, seems oss.cc.gatech is a bit late in syncing up. There is 4.2.5, current is 4.4.6. Ibiblio is the primary mirror, and belnet is only a day behind it usually.