Restart F-13 download?
bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Thu Jun 17 08:26:30 UTC 2010
On 17/06/10 04:06, Kam Leo wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 6:59 PM, Gene Heskett<gene.heskett at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 16 June 2010, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>> I downloaded about 600 megs of Fedora-13-i386-DVD.iso starting from
>>> http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-all and a thunderstorm came
>>> along and blocked my path to the satellite. A message popped up
>>> indicating the download was finished. Of course it should be 3.1 gigs!
>>> Is there any way to get that download restarted? When I start over
>>> it does exactly that and starts downloading 3.1 gb again. My
>>> bandwidth is limited and I hate to waste it! I suspect there is no
>>> way to recover but I'm asking to be sure.
>> One of the advantages of using a torrent. It gets checked for completeness
>> every time you restart the torrent client, so even on a noisy telco line, it
>> will eventually get you a good copy. Torrents check the file 64k by 64k,
>> and if the 64k's checksum fails, it goes and gets it again. The problem for
>> folks on a sat link is the turn around time, so it may not ever achieve top
>> speed. But it _will_ eventually get it, one 64k piece at a time if it has
>> to, but only if that block is missing or bad.
> Open a terminal. cd to the directory where the partial file is stored
> and run "wget -c
> Run a checksum on the resultant file to be sure nothing got
Ok, that looks like a winner! It says it is downloading the remainder of
the file. It says about 4 hours remaining, good speed for this satellite
I wanted to use wget to begin with but didn't find the right url right
off and decided just to let it go from the Fedora download page.
I just tried rsync a couple of times on two different source addresses
but it kept giving me error message:
[root at box6 bobg]# rsync -av
ssh: connect to host http port 22: Connection timed out
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far)
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(601) [Receiver=3.0.7]
Likely something I was doing wrong?
Thanks all for the help. I always worry about bandwidth usage since I'm
limited to 17 gb down/30 days and I am at 52% of that this morning after
yesterdays failed attempt.
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