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    Hi,

    I would also like to know the answer to the above post. Will I be able to download all the files in 6 hours if I download the Mini version? How many files are there anyway?

    Can I continue adding (RPM etc...)files or is there any limitation?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple5
    So you can't get DVD without a dvd-burner ?
    So its better for me to get the MINI since I can get a more up to date SuSe 9.2 right?
    Unless you have a DVD-burner, the ISO file is worthless. AFAIK (and I could be wrong) you cannot mount the ISO file and run the installer from there, so the only way you can install from the DVD is to burn it to a DVD.

    Since you have dialup, I *HIGHLY* recommend downloading the mini version or buying the DVD somewhere, because it will take you forever to download the DVD and you wouldn't be able to use it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanker
    I would also like to know the answer to the above post. Will I be able to download all the files in 6 hours if I download the Mini version? How many files are there anyway?
    The mini version is *much* smaller, and contains only enough packages to get you started so you can download the rest and install them off the SuSE FTP site. The full retail version of SuSE has around 3,400 packages.

    Can I continue adding (RPM etc...)files or is there any limitation?

    thanks
    I'm not sure what you're asking there.
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    i agree with techieMoe,
    if you have dialup and dont have a dvd burner get the mini cd and then connect to the internet when installing it.
    i have dsl and it's taking me 3 days to download the dvd.
    i dont get one thing though, what exactly is a tourent file?and why is it being used?
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    Quote Originally Posted by new2linux4now
    i dont get one thing though, what exactly is a tourent file?and why is it being used?
    Torrent files use a Peer-2-Peer client called BitTorrent which is used for distributing large files across many users. If someone wants to share a file, they host a .torrent, post it somewhere on the internet, and when someone downloads the torrent, they're simultaneously downloading and uploading. The major advantage to BitTorrent over other P2P clients is that the connection speeds for downloading the file actually increase with every person trying to download the file, since the data comes from multiple sources and the bandwidth is spread out among them.

    Contrary to the perceptions of Hollywood and certain government entities in the USA, BitTorrent is not a piracy device, but it is being abused as such by people who provide .torrent files for copyrighted software and music. BitTorrent is actually just a very efficient delivery mechanism for very large files that scales upwards very well.

    The downside of course is that unless the file you want to download is very popular, the speeds at which you can download it vary greatly.
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    thanks
    if i download the dvd image do i need the bitttorrent to open the file or something? What does downloding bitttorrent do? do i need it to burn the iso image onto a dvd?
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    Quote Originally Posted by new2linux4now
    thanks
    if i download the dvd image do i need the bitttorrent to open the file or something? What does downloding bitttorrent do? do i need it to burn the iso image onto a dvd?
    You need to install BitTorrent to use the .torrent file. I haven't used it in a while so I don't remember the exact process.

    You don't need the .torrent file to burn the ISO, but you will need it to *download* the ISO.
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    thanks techieMoe,
    You've helped me alot and now i know a little more
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    Hi.

    How much will I have to download if I install using the mini version? (how many MB/GBs?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanker
    Hi.

    How much will I have to download if I install using the mini version? (how many MB/GBs?

    Thanks.
    I believe the Mini-Installation CD is 64MB. That's still going to take a few hours on dialup, but it's better than a few weeks for the DVD.
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