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    Suse and its mirrors

    I was doing an FTP install of Suse yesterday. I set it up at approximately 3 in the afternoon, several times throughout the afternoon I was told it couldn't find files on the "media", ie this so called complete mirror. By the time I went to bed at about 11pm it was at about 18%, when I got up this morning at about 11am, it was sitting on 20% tellling me that it couldn't find yet another file. Surely for a mirror to be called "complete" it should have all these files. And I know my net connection was fine, because after retrying each of these files about 5 times, i ignored and moved onto the next file, which went fine. I have to pay for international data, and I had expected that I would download a few GB and then have a nice looking Suse desktop running. But what really happened is I downloaded a few hundred MB, and took my computer out of action for an evening, all because Suse don't properly check there mirrors. This has put me off Suse completely and I am now going to have to find something else to be my secondary install
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    I suspect that there is just a lot of traffic what with the new release and all.

    Too bad it "put you off". You'll just end up missing out on one hell of a nice distro.

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    [quote author=cga link=board=7;threadid=8275;start=0#msg75047 date=1071026405]
    I suspect that there is just a lot of traffic what with the new release and all.

    Too bad it "put you off". You'll just end up missing out on one hell of a nice distro.
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    I think Ashcrow was offering to make copies of it. Perhaps you can reach an agreement with him?

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    I'm not put off SuSE I'm just put off the FTP install of it. I'd love to be able to afford to buy a boxed set but at the moment am struggling to make ends meet, and I don't expect anyone to have to send me a copy of it. I also don't think it was due to traffic, purely because it wouldn't accept the same file. I was just highly dissapointed by their mirror's. In a few days, I may download the whole install FTP mirror, and have it sitting on my own server. But now I've just run out of time unfortunately.

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    Funny - that's what I ended up doing - although I didn't really mean to. I was trying to figure out who I could get ISOs from when I reread the information on the SUSE site, then downloaded the FTP ISO. I burned it, ran it, and pointed it to a windows share on my windows box where the 7 gig directory lives, and awayyyy we go!

    Now I just need to resolve a minor NIC issue, and it's installed. Not bad for 2 days Linux experience!

    I imagine my 20+ years overall computer experience coupled with SUSE's very nice distro helped a bit!

    If you need any CDs, let me know what files you need on them (since it's still pretty much "Greek" to me) and I will mail them to you. Heck what’s a few cents for CDs and postage.

    Happy New Year and good luck!

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    Thanks for the offer. I managed to get the ISO's in the end, with a little help So now I have Suse 9.0 Pro running on my PC. And I must say after all my ranting it is very nice indeed.

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    Ranting? ??? What ranting? I deedn't hear no steenking ranting! ;D

    Glad you're up and running - I am almost there myself. Last attempt was RH 5.0 - and I was utterly baffled. This is actually user friendly enough that I can run the desktop while I gradually learn the commands.
    And, people here seem pretty friendly - Glad to be here!

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    well, the ftp:// for SuSE is working now.. can some one just tell me which directory to go to, i haven't done a ftp:// for any site before, i have red hat but some say SuSE is better so i want to try it out
    THanks!

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    hre is a nice guide wirden up by the crouse
    http://www.usalug.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1310

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    [quote author=shebang link=board=7;threadid=8275;start=0#msg76517 date=1073567534]
    well, the ftp:// for SuSE is working now.. can some one just tell me which directory to go to, i haven't done a ftp:// for any site before, i have red hat but some say SuSE is better so i want to try it out
    THanks!
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    I just used the FTP boot iso. Try pointing it to this mirror (it seems fast to me...)

    ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/distributions/suse/

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