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Colonel Panik

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Greetings Earthlings
« on: March 28, 2013, 01:50:28 AM »
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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 01:52:13 AM »
Welcome Colonel Panik, we are glad to have you

Hopefully the download ended and the install went well...

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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 02:07:23 AM »
HEY!  You there, Colonel Panik, careful who you call Earthling!  ;D

Welcome to our Sector of the Universe regardless of that slip!
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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 05:18:20 AM »
Welcome Colonel Panik!  I hope my wget instructions didn't steer you wrong!  You'll find us a very awesome community, as well as having a really great distro!  And like Sector11 says, who says we're from Earth?
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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 06:48:07 AM »
Hi, Colonel Panik (love the nomenclature).

If you like Debian, then you're going to love VSIDO. By all means, USE the wget commands to download, or else you'll only have a shell. Wget works every time.

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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 04:04:52 PM »
I need to have some of you who are having download issues run some type of a sniffer to see what is going on.  It is random and very difficult to trace from my end

It makes no sense...
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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 04:33:23 PM »
have no idea what a sniffer is ... but since I started using:
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alias wg2='wget --continue --limit-rate=200k'
I have not had issues - the most was that wget had to re-start 2 extra times, normall there is one re-start.

Never needed to worry about "tries" as an option either:
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       -t number
       --tries=number
           Set number of retries to number.  Specify 0 or inf for infinite
           retrying.  The default is to retry 20 times, with the exception of
           fatal errors like "connection refused" or "not found" (404), which
           are not retried.
As I just let it run.

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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 07:36:49 PM »
Welcome Colonel Panik.
You shouldn't have any problems.
VSIDO is one of the easiest distros I've ever installed.
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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 09:16:51 PM »
I need to have some of you who are having download issues run some type of a sniffer to see what is going on.  It is random and very difficult to trace from my end

It makes no sense...

I just figured the connection timed out. It happens @ Sourceforge, too.

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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 09:27:56 PM »
@Sector11, the wget method is functional and thank you for that..  It still troubles me that there are issues from my host

@jefsview,  Thanks.  I also wonder if it is an issue with what browser some are using. It would be interesting if it were tied to a specific browser or plugin
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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 10:12:41 PM »
@VastOne: I haven't tried the direct download since the first few ISO's. After a few failed dls with partial files, I just began using the wget command, which atuo-restarts any interupts in the process and makes like easier (as long as I cd into the right directory to find it ;)

As a test, I just began a direct download with the latest ISO.

I'll let you know how it turns out. Looks about a 1/2 hour.

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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 10:44:39 PM »
@ VastOne

Exactly why I made those wget aliases - I was having the same problem that killed downloads a 6-pack at a time (six in a row).

I see "hunt" in the repos - will that do what you are asking for help on?
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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013, 10:52:22 PM »
@ VastOne: nope. Sorry. I only got about 185 mb on that last direct download using Google Chrome with a wireless g connection.

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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2013, 05:01:31 AM »
Very strange indeed.  I got the iso to direct download using (Gasp) IE10 in (Double Gasp) Windoze 7 Ultimate in order to install a VM on my wife's lappy.  Using wireless G here.  It was a very fast download too!  Created a bootable USB via unetbootin for Windoze, and am happily VM'ing till the new hardware arrives!
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Re: Greetings Earthlings
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2013, 03:27:12 PM »
i just use "wget -c <location://file>" have worked so far  8)
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