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Repair corrupted Distro CDs / Downloads.

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by rohandhruva, Dec 28, 2004.

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  1. rohandhruva

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    Hi,

    I have heard of a lot of people downlaoding and re-downloading distros due to corruption. Heres how to remedy it without re-downloading.

    1) If its a CD make the iso files using UltrsISO or something.
    2) Get the BitTorrent client - http://bittorrent.com
    3) Get the .torrent file for the distro version - usually available on the homepage - or jsut Google for it.
    4) Start the download in any location (say D: ). As soon as you start, cancel it. In the location, you will have a folder with the name of the .torrent file. And in it htere will be blank iso, 0kb.
    5) Replace these isos with the iso you creayted in the first step. Start the download again in the same location. (D: ) Then it wil lsay "Checking existing file" and download only the bad chunks again.
    6) Burn the ISOs to a CD or jsut do a iso install of the distro.
    ENJOY!!! :) :)

    If you use this tip somewhere, please give me the due credit.

    Rohan
    rohandhruva@gmail.com
     
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    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

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    Please post thread in a single section only ... I have deleted your other repeat threads ..
     
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    Sorry.

    Hi,

    OK. Sorry. I wasnt sure in which section to post...

    Rohan.
     
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    Hi,

    Just to give you guys an approximation of how good this method is - I ordered Fedora Core 3 CDs, four, out of which 3 three turned out to be corrupted and mediacheck failed. I used this method, and by dowloading just 2 MB i fixed it and did an iso install. How cool is that?

    Rohan.
     
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    yash I draw every day

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    this is a "seriously, why didnt I think of that before." kind of solution. way to go man!!!
     
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    Thanks for the tutorial...Nice One...BTW is guest posting allowed or the user got deleted?
     
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    The user must have gotten deleted because guest posting certainly isn't allowed.

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    Exactly. Why didn't I think of that before!
     
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    yash I draw every day

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    way to go! the RESURRECTOR OF DEAD THREADS! LOL
     
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    Uh oh. Sorry! I never bother checking the date of the last post. :p
     
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    bt no matter whot .......... his solution is good .........
     
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