[conspire] tip: avoid re-downloading full isos [was Re: No xorg.conf in Ubuntu 9.10, HAL instead]

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Tue Dec 1 10:30:26 PST 2009

> ... (Except the first iso I downloaded didn't pass md5sum check
> even though its file size matched. So I download it again and that
> passed.) ...

If you have an iso that fails checksum and a torrent is available,
rtorrent is a pretty good way to fix it.

cd /path/to/ubuntu910.iso && rtorrent http://url/for/ubuntu910.iso.torrent

The reason torrent is good for this is that it checksums each block and
fetches only the blocks required.


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