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    7 hours to unload SuSE??? Alternatives?


    Title says it all... Is it better to download a LiveCD, and do package installs afterward?

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    It really depends on what you are using your system for. In some cases its better to download the live cd and then customise it later and in other situations, its better to get the dvd and customise the install right from the start. If you have a good net connection, it shouldn't take 7 hours to download the dvd (it took me about 30 mins on my connection). If you connection is slow, try using torrents or just get the live cd. If you have a good connection also try torrents or try a different download mirror.

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    I'm having the same problem with downloading suse. I'm running a pc that I rebuilt last fall. It has tri-core amd 2.1ghz, 4gb Ram, and 10/100/1000 network. My Internet comes thru Time Warner. Nondownload stat is 100mbs transfer. When I download suse dvd, I start with about 1.2kbs tranfer then it drops to about 123 bs before it freezes. I just tried to go over night starting at about 2am since traffic is lighter but no luck. I do not know how to load the live disc onto the hd. This downloaded in about 30 min with the same transfer problems. And I know nothing about the torrent or how to use it. My other 2 versions are factory discs. Please HELP so I can fix this.

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    You got connected with a distant or burdened mirror. Even a home server will upload at some odd 30K/s, you're downloading like it's funneled through a 14.4 modem!

    Check the full mirrors list and select one close to your location.
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    thx for the link. The new attempt is running at ~830kbs verses 105kbs with last attempt.

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    It was downloading at 175k, with no substantial fluctuation.

    Is it easier to download directly to hard disk, instead of burn an image, then load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buccaneere View Post
    It was downloading at 175k, with no substantial fluctuation.

    Is it easier to download directly to hard disk, instead of burn an image, then load?
    You should download it, and save it to hard drive first. Then burn it after you check the MD5sums, to verify the download is not corrupted.
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    Thanks there Mike... I got a Live load just about done now. Still took an hour.

    BUT, I'm not sure exactly how to do a checksum for the downloaded Live load...


    EDIT:
    I found out what does NOT work:
    Code:
    [chuckfc8@localhost ~]$ su -
    Password: 
    [root@localhost ~]# cd download_directory
    -bash: cd: download_directory: No such file or directory
    [root@localhost ~]# su
    [root@localhost ~]# cd download_directory
    bash: cd: download_directory: No such file or directory
    [root@localhost ~]# md5sum openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso
    md5sum: openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso: No such file or directory
    [root@localhost ~]#

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    ...AND, guess what else DOESN'T work:
    Code:
    [chuckfc8@localhost ~]$ md5sum -c md5sum openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso
    md5sum: md5sum: No such file or directory
    md5sum: openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso: No such file or directory
    [chuckfc8@localhost ~]$ md5sum -c openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso
    md5sum: openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso: No such file or directory
    [chuckfc8@localhost ~]$ cd desktop
    bash: cd: desktop: No such file or directory
    [chuckfc8@localhost ~]$ cd /desktop
    bash: cd: /desktop: No such file or directory
    [chuckfc8@localhost ~]$ cd /home
    [chuckfc8@localhost home]$ md5sum -c openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso
    md5sum: openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso: No such file or directory
    [chuckfc8@localhost home]$ cd /chuckfc8
    bash: cd: /chuckfc8: No such file or directory
    [chuckfc8@localhost home]$

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    TADA!!!

    What's this mean?
    [chuckfc8@localhost home]$ cd /home/chuckfc8/Desktop
    [chuckfc8@localhost Desktop]$ md5sum -c md5sum openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso
    md5sum: md5sum: No such file or directory
    md5sum: openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso: no properly formatted MD5 checksum lines found
    [chuckfc8@localhost Desktop]$

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