Suggestions for Debian iso images web page
I have been advised on the Debian Users mailing list, to make
suggestions about the web page below, by sending a message to the
mailing list to which I have addressed this message, as the mailing list
is apparently monitored by the people who are responsible for the
maintenance of the debian.org web site.
Due to problems that I have encountered, with trying to download iso
images, and, information that has subsequently been discovered, and,
information that has been passed to me, I suggest that the following
information be added to the web page at
1. As I had tried a number of times (apparently downloading 4.0GB each
time, the maximum file size allowed by the file system) to download
copies of two (one each of the ix86 and amd64 versions) of the DVD 1 of
each of the versions, each ocasion being unsuccessful, where at the top
of the web page, is
Please do not download CD or DVD images with your web browser the way
you download other files! The reason is that if your download aborts,
most browsers do not allow you to resume from the point where it failed.
Instead, please use a tool that supports resuming. Under Unix, you can
use aria2, wxDownload Fast or (on the command line) wget -c URL or curl
-C - -L -O URL. Under Windows, you might want to try Free Download
Manager. Under Mac OS, have a look at CocoaWget. You can also look at a
comparison of download managers and choose a program that you like.
I suggest that a new paragraph be added;
"Please note that, if you try to download a DVD, some filesystems, such
as FAT32, which is the default on external USB hard drives, may
restrict the maximum file size to 4.0GB, and thus cause a download to
2. Also, in the listings of available images, on the web page at
http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/ , I ask for a link, with an
applicable description, to the web page at
, be included, as, if I had known of that web page (and, which versions
of the installable CD; eg, 1386 or amd64, are available via that web
page), I would not have tried to download the DVD images, as I have
explained on the Debian Users mailing list.
Until the last hour or so, I was not aware of the provision of the
images provided via the web page
, or, the existence of that web page.
Thank you in anticipation.
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"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
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