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Re: Problem with downloading FC3t3



Paul Howarth wrote:

> SK wrote:
>> Paul Howarth wrote:
>>>Sharon Kimble wrote:
>>>>Paul Howarth wrote:
>>>>>Sharon Kimble wrote:
>>>>>>I've just spent about 18 hours downloading the Fedora Core 3 test 3
>>>>>>DVD using wget, and its just died on me when it reached a file size of
>>>>>>2gb with an error message of 'File size limit exceeded'.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>How can I get round this please so that I can get the DVD and test
>>>>>>FC3?
>>>>>
>>>>>What type of filesystem were you trying to download it onto?
>>>>>
>>>>>An ext2/ext3 filesystem will have no problem with such a large file,
>>>>>but a VFAT filesystem will.
>>>>
>>>>Sheesh Paul, that was quick! :))
>>>>
>>>>Just into my home folder which is the fedora default filesystem, ?ext3?
>>>
>>>What's the output of the following commands when run in the directory
>>>you're trying to download to?
>>>
>>>df .
>>>mount
>> 
>> Paul.
>> 
>> gads:~/downloads$ df
>> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
>> /dev/hdf2             26739660  13785804  11595528  55% /
>> /dev/hdf1                99043      9578     84351  11% /boot
>> none                    517844         0    517844   0% /dev/shm
>> 
>> gads:~/downloads$ mount
>> /dev/hdf2 on / type ext3 (rw)
>> none on /proc type proc (rw)
>> none on /sys type sysfs (rw)
>> none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
>> usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
>> /dev/hdf1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
>> none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
>> 
>> So it looks like my root and home drive are on /dev/hdf2.
> 
> Perhaps the problem is with wget rather than the underlying filesystem. It
> may not support files > 2GB. Try using curl instead:
> 
> curl --output FC3-test3-i386-DVD.iso --remote-time --continue-at -
>
http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/ftp/pub/linux/fedora-core/test/2.92/i386/iso/FC3-test3-i386-DVD.iso
> 
> (the command is all one line; use your favourite mirror instead of
> sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de of course)
> 
> Paul.
> 
Thank you both Paul and Rob. I wasn't aware of this file limit for wget, so
its something that I'll be more careful of in future. I'm now using curl,
which to my suprise resumed the download, from the dutch mirror :)

Thanks again.
Sharon.
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