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Kalpa Welivitigoda callkalpa at
Thu Nov 10 18:59:12 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 12:17 AM, suvayu ali
<fatkasuvayu+linux at> wrote:
> 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.

I hope that I'll be able to do it with curl that Frank pointed out.
Waiting for tomorrow to see my luck :-)

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Best Regards,

Kalpa Pathum Welivitigoda

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