limitations of

suvayu ali fatkasuvayu+linux at
Thu Nov 10 18:47:41 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 19:38, Kalpa Welivitigoda <callkalpa at> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM, Mike Chambers <mike at> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 22:12 +0530, Kalpa Welivitigoda wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 9:48 PM, suvayu ali <fatkasuvayu+linux at> wrote:
>>> > On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 07:19, Kalpa Pathum Welivitigoda
>>> > <callkalpa at> wrote:
>>> >> I want to download F16 and currently my internet connection doesn't
>>> >> allow to download large files. The maximum allowable size is 50MB a
>>> >> file.
>>> >
>>> > Even if you manage to download the iso, how will you update it? There
>>> > are several packages larger than 50 MB. Anyway, if updating works you
>>> > can try the netinstall image to install over the network.
>>> >
>>> I didn't get you clearly. But I guess you are thinking that I'll
>>> download the individual packages. Nope I'm not doing it that way. I
>>> want to download the iso, one file and want it split to small files.
>> Could you try an http install so only have to download a
>> netinstall.iso/boot.iso and let it download/install over the internet?
>> That takes care of one box until get hands on an iso or dvd or something
> well I thought to do a fresh install. This won't do that I hope.

My question was, even if you manage to install F16 on a machine the 50
MB download limit might block some updates. Although most package
updates are small some like libreoffice-core can be substantially
large. If from past experience you know this will not be a problem,
then my proposal was to do a netinstall.

However I just checked, even the netinstall image is 270 MB so you are
out of luck.


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