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13th July 2004, 01:02 AM
As I said in another forum, be careful if you are downloading the 4GB DVD ISO of FC3T1 - many of the official FTP/Web mirrors don't list its size correctly (2GB file limits), plus you may find Web browsers don't like to download files over 2GB either. I used "lynx -source" (correction from earlier claim that it was "wget") from the command line myself, which seemed to work fine.
13th July 2004, 01:08 AM
Thanks for the warning! Can you also provide some links, where to download FC3T1? I've been searching fedora pages and googling for about an hour and was not able to find it. I've got a free partition, so I'm willing to give it a try.
13th July 2004, 01:21 AM
On every mirror (http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html) The directory is called test or development
13th July 2004, 01:28 AM
Where? Can you give a direct link to FC3t1
13th July 2004, 04:33 AM
at the time being, it is not open to public yet
13th July 2004, 08:44 AM
well, anyone care to bittorent test 1 to us?
15th July 2004, 10:00 AM
OK, now I've had just about enough!!! I've been trying to download the FC3T1 DVD ISO for two whole days and I just cannot get it. Is it even possible to download that file??? My first download ended when I was at 92%, because a fuse in my house burned out. My second download attempt failed because I used firefox for downloading; when it reached 2GByte it statred interpreting the filesize as a negative number ( I guess it's using a int and not unsigned int for file sizes ). Now, at 22:51 local time, my third attemp failed. I used 'wget' and when reaching 2,147,475,508 bytes I got an error: File size limit exceeded. Now, I don't know why it worked for rkl, but it shure doesn't for me. So can anyone please tell me, which software to use for downloading?
PS: I could download the CD iso-s, but Ive got a lot of empty DVD-R laying around and I would like to get rid of them in a useful way.
15th July 2004, 10:18 AM
I usually use wget to get files from Web/FTP sites (because it handles re-directs properly, unlike lynx), but I went back to my download script for FC2 (which I re-used with an edit for FC3T1) and it was actually "lynx -source url >filename.iso" I used (nohup'ed and backgrounded). I've now got the DVD ISO and am about to burn it...
I did warn folks about Web browsers not liking downloading files >2GB though ! I bet plain command-line "ftp" would probably handle more than 2GB OK as well.
15th July 2004, 05:11 PM
I used gFTP and got it down from a (somewhat) local mirror, no problems...it DID take a while, though - even at broadband 1.5M download speed (7+ hours!).
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