>> I ran an MD5 sum generator test on the ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso
> which I downloaded and got the result c3122feb671406db4f82706808437c04.
> Now the website, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes says I
> should be getting b950a4d7cf3151e5f213843e2ad77fe3 for the same file.
> Does this means my download has been corrupted and I should delete it? I
> used MD5summer, http://www.md5summer.org/.>
rsync is your friend here, learn it, love it :)
rsync -vP <src url> <path to local version>
It'll work out what's wrong if anything and re-download incorrect chunks.
> If so could you please explain to me how to use BitTorrent to
> re-download Ubuntu 6.10. The download page,
Bittorrent is a protocol not an application. Popular bittorrent
applications include Azureus (my personal choice) and bittornado, there
are many others.
>http://www.ubuntu.com/products/GetUbuntu/download?action=show&redirect=download,> says that when you click on a location near you, you will see an option
> for a torrent file. I had downloaded BitTorrent and restarted FireFox
> but nothing appeared on the download page, and the file took an hour to
Sounds like you're using the firefox bittorrent plugin which I don't
have experience with. Not sure how it would cope with a non torrented
"seed" to start with, in theory is should be able to work out your
missing chunks and get them. the rate of download depends on the number
of seeds and peers on your selected torrent as well as you upload rate /
availability (NAT problems can hobble this).
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