Download interruption

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What if the connection to the internet gets reset? will it continue from where it stopped? Or will the whole process and download begin from the beginning?

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Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said :

If the connection is reset during the download process, you will have to start again from scratch, since downloaded files remain in RAM not on physical media, and are therefore lost after a reboot.

If you are installing Fedora, openSUSE, or Mandriva, however, you can avoid this problem by pre-downloading the install iso file to your hard drive, then select the hard drive as your installation source once UNetbootin loads the installer, and do the standard install process afterwards; that way it will all be pre-downloaded ahead of time and there will be no risks with connection stability concerns.

For Ubuntu, you can opt to install only the base packages by selecting none of the additional packages in the "select additional packages" dialog, thus installing only approx. 100 MB of base system packages. Then, you can subsequently use apt-get to install the other 600 MB of packages, using "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop", and download resuming is supported in that stage, so only during the download process of the first 100 MB of base system packages is there a risk of connection interruption.

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