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right now i am in the middle of downloading ubuntu live cd is there anything special i have to do to burn it to a cd
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I presume it's in the form of an .iso file. Just choose the "burn image" option in your software. I'm using Nero 5.5 and have burned about twenty disks for distros so far without a hitch. I just set up another machne for Fedora Core 4, and I made a Knoppix disk too.
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i did this and it seems like it is going to work but then it stopsbefore it gets done loading is it possiable that it messed up on downloading and if so how do i check
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You can do a checksum, you download a checksum file and an application to run it and it tells you if the .iso is valid. The instructions will be on the site. Also, the file size should be nearly 700mb. I used Flashget as a download manager for downloading from HTML pages, and FTP Shell to DL from FTP sites. Both have resume capability, and I made sure the sites supported resume.

But one question is how much memory do you have in your machine? These cd-live distros need quite a bit, I have 256mb in the machine I'm using with Knoppix.

Edited by Tyger, 24 October 2005 - 02:42 PM.

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i have one gig of ram

can you give me a site to find this checksum

and what does a download manager do for you
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You should go to the site you downloaded from to get the checksum and .exe files. If you bought the disk it's probably OK. You may need to mess around in Setup to make sure it's configured right for a non windows OS.
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i found a checksum checker program on the net and it said that there was 11 errors is there any way i can fix them or will i have to redownload it
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I would say redownload it. Use a download manager or a dependable FTP client, not IE. A good downloader or client will automatically redownload any missing data packets.
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what does a download manager do
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The name is very descriptive, it really does manage your downloads. For instance if you want to browse the web while DLing you can set the DL speed lower so your browsing will be faster. Or if you want to leave your computer on all night and have it shut down when the DLs are complete, it can do that. But most importantly a good DL manager can resume broken downloads, during one of th Redhat DLs the server went off line for a couple of days but the DL resumed and completed when it came back on line. It just does a lot of stuff that IE doesn't do during downloads.
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Comment removed. We do not allow discussion of P2P applications here on this site. Please refrain from making suggestions like this in the future.

Edited by Kat, 26 October 2005 - 03:12 AM.

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