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Downloading Slackware 9.1 off BitTorrent

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Ive been attempting to get slackware 9.1 off bit torrent with little luck. Ive downloaded the first disc from http://www.slackware.com/torrents/index.html and it turns out its 1.5 gig I duno why. I was told to dl the equivalent to MD5 for windows and found one but I dont know what it is used for, how to use it (there is no documentation with it), or if its the right one. Im stuck and need a lil help. :blink:

:edit: dl the equivalent to MD5 for windows and found one

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type "md5sum slackwareisoname.iso" and match it with the md5 you have, it should be exact, if not, the iso is corupt. Also, make sure the iso really is 1.5 gigs, if bittorrent said it's 1.5 gigs, it's probably talking about what you actually downloaded, which sometimes, a part will be corupt, bittorrent will discard it and redownload, which will make the download value go up.

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i agree with kobs dont worry bout a torrent for slack just do a regular old plane jane dl less risk of corruption but be sure to chk the md5 sums

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Well I wanted to do just a regular download but IE wouldent let me get it off of any of the mirrors. Im at school now but when I get home tonight ill get that MD5 checksum for windows and attempt to use it :roll:

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also, get wget for windows....wget: the download manager that's actually WORTH a shit!

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Did you somehow get both CDs in one DL? If you want, PM me and I'll mail you out the disks.

PF

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for windows, i highly recommend flashget. it's the best download manager for windows*.

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