How to for BitTorrent File Sharing


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Old 10-19-03, 08:34 PM
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How to for BitTorrent File Sharing

BitTorrent file sharing for download the Mandrake 9.2 ISO. (This is not an illegal file download, just how to do it with the new technique)
I finally got it all running to have BitTorrent doing its thing. I had a typo in the file associations in KDE configuration.

Downloaded and installed two rpms.
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/article.php?sid=1228
For 9.1:
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/download...mdk.noarch.rpm http://www.mandrakeclub.com/download...mdk.noarch.rpm

They installed clean from the command line with rpm -i bittorrent-3.3-2mdk.noarch.rpm bittorrent-gui-3.3-2mdk.noarch.rpm

File Associations:

If you are using KDE, go to the start menu and select Start, Configuration, KDE, Components, File Associations.

Click on the + sign in front of application, click Add button near bottom, select group from the pull down menu as "application" enter: x-application/bittorrent. In Filename Patterns, enter *.torrent. In Application Preference Order enter btdownloadgui.py, then enter BitTorrent GUI. Select OK.

Now go to http://www.mandrakeclub.com/article....ode=nocomments

and click on the link to the ISO

https://www.mandrakeclub.com/user.php?op=myBittorrent

When you click on the link, it should take you to another link ending in .torrent. When you select that link, the program should launch the download progress interface (GUI).

A window should open with the usual: Where do you want to save this file? dialogue. Pick your spot. OK, and that window should close. The progress meter will show forever to download until a few minutes have passed to contact enough servers to fill the bandwidth available. I am showing 120+ k for an elapsed time of four hours or so. This is supposed to be all three ISO images. Be sure to wait until the Download Complete box is displayed.

Check the integrity of your ISOs with the md5sum:
40c8812dce7b9f8fb0a3b364af62b974 MandrakeLinux-9.2-17-Download-1.i586.iso
e07fe7b1474eb3ba35cac3dfd479777e MandrakeLinux-9.2-18-Download-2.i586.iso
2b6ffc5957533c927f14197ec99a0372 MandrakeLinux-9.2-19-Download-3.i586.iso


e3eba206a50828690f1f26628c437fe5 MandrakeLinux-9.2-03-Install-1.i586.iso
163942672cdb9880353eadea1494ac59 MandrakeLinux-9.2-04-Install-2.i586.iso
ce57799ca2e23311a4b5c196de96612c MandrakeLinux-9.2-05-I18n-Com.i586.iso

I had it right all along, except for the typo.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 10-20-03, 04:20 AM
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I guess you have to be a Mandrake Club member to do download 9.2 ISO's? Is it worth the money to join? I see that if you pay in Dollars get a little price break .
 
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There's a new FAQ (only for Mandrake Club members) available for the BitTorrent download:

http://www.mandrakeclub.com/article.php?sid=1302
 
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Old 10-20-03, 02:42 PM
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raharold,

you asked it it was worth it to join mandrake. for me, it was a personal thank you, nothing more. i've enjoyed using linux, and since mdk made it easier for me to make the transition this was the only way i knew how.

not to mention how much i've saved in software purchases since i've been using linux. seems everything i need is already included in the iso's or available at no charge online.

just a personal thing with me lol.

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Yeah, I know what you mean. I think I have actually given more money to sharware/freeware developers than to commercial developers. Still, $60/year is a little steep for something I'm still not sure I'm going fully adopt yet.

Ross
 
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Old 10-20-03, 04:57 PM
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I just recently contributed. Now that I've been using Linux (Mdk) I have trouble dealing with Windows. This is probably due to the 'lose what you don't use' analogy. I forget how to do things in Windows.

I have to admit that I've been wanting to try Win XP. A friend of mine just upgraded from 98 and I want to hear how its going for her. I don't think it will run on this system, but from what she read off the box to me, it should.

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9.2 ISO

You can wait a couple of weeks and get them off the ftp servers.
 
 

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