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      Mandriva Official Documentation

      Official documentation for extant versions of Mandriva can be found at doc.mandriva.com.   Documentation for the latest release may take some time to appear there. You can install all the manuals from the main repository if you have Mandriva installed - files are prefixed mandriva-doc.
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      Forum software upgrade   10/29/17

      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
      A few things that have changed. We no longer have community blogs (was never really used) We no longer have a portal page.
      We can discuss this, and decide whether it is needed (It costs money) See this thread: Here


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  1. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    KGet in KDE 4.0 supports metalink now.
  2. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    here's a page devoted to downloading Mandriva w/ metalink: http://www.metalinker.org/samples/mandriva/
  3. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    Besides being fast, the above metalink also contains info for error recovery - so if you've tried downloading this file via another method and got a checksum error, you can use the metalink to repair it. and if you use it from the beginning, it will automatically repair any errors IF you use aria2 (the most advanced metalink client).
  4. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    There are new Metalinks for 2008.0 RC2 DVDs at http://www.metalinker.org/samples.html#mandriva
  5. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    There's a new beta of the DownThemAll! (Firefox extension) available.
  6. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    Check out: http://www.kernel.org/faq/#largefiles Necko - Allow handling of files > 2gig (>2 GB) - Necko is the underlying networking framework for Firefox and this bug is not yet fixed. True, many http servers don't support files larger than 2 gb. apache didn't even until 2.2/2.0.53. So yes, you're partly correct :) so I guess there are at least three limiting factors: local filesystem, client, server.
  7. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    Here's one for the new release... http://www.metalinker.org/samples/mandriva...86.iso.metalink
  8. disappearing .iso file

    I use aria2 and it works great. If you use a metalink, aria2 will also be able to repair a download instead of starting over from scratch. Very nice for large ISO downloads. Mandriva metalinks are at http://www.metalinker.org/samples.html#mandriva
  9. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    What platform + apps are you using to download on? I wouldn't use Firefox, I don't think it can download files > 2 GB, and almost definitely not > 4 GB. Even if it could, you'd want something more reliable. aria2 works good for me.
  10. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    HAH! wxDF isn't the most stable app, you're right. I really like aria2 myself.
  11. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    sorry man, I edited my post to make it clear that DTA is a Firefox extension that works on any OS. :) however, it's good to have clients on Windows, because you want people on there to be able to get your ISOs as easy as possible to install them, don't you? for that, there are 9 metalink clients. here are the other Linux clients: aria2, KGet (KDE4 version), Phex, wxDownload Fast.
  12. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    DownThemAll! 1.0 Beta (Cross platform Firefox extension) now supports metalink downloads from mirrors and full file checksum verification.
  13. Simplified ISO downloads

    Hi, I noticed your info/help for ISO downloading. You can use metalinks which list your mirrors and checksums for a file in an XML format used by download programs. aria2 is a really good CLI client, but there are other on Mac and Windows, so anyone can get your ISOs easier. This also contains repair info, so downloads with errors can be fixed. Here are metalinks for 2 of your ISOs. I can make them for the others, if you're interested in using them. http://www.metalinker.org/samples.html#mcnlive
  14. Fast, error free ISO downloads

    http://www.metalinker.org/samples.html#mandriva now has .metalinks for the DVD, KDE, and GNOME CD ISOs.
  15. Hi, Has anyone tried metalinks for Mandriva ISO downloads? They can list multiple mirrors & p2p, along with full file checksums like the .md5 or .sha1 files you already have and chunk checksums which allow downloads to be repaired. they're a simple XML format with automated tools for generating them. there's more info on wikipedia. aria2 is a good CLI client for downloading, and most other download managers on Windows and Mac support it. If you'd like to try it out, there are a few .metalinks for Mandriva at http://www.metalinker.org/samples.html The downloads are usually very fast and if the download client uses the chunk checksums they will be error free, which is especially nice for DVD ISOs.