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Post Posted November 2nd, 2020, 12:28 pm

New user here.
For the last month or two I've been unable to download .iso files - CD/DVD images of linux distributions.
This happens when trying to download with both Windows 7 or various linux computers.
Firefox is version 82.0 .
Had one success when booting linux from a flash drive and using a light-weight browser (Dillo).
I have not yet figured out what is going on, whether it is a browser issue, or if hardware is the cause of the problem.
The internet provider (Spectrum) says that they are not blocking .iso downloads.
Other large files download OK.

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2020, 5:11 pm

Just downloadedFedora 33 and Ubuntu 20.10 without a problem using Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:82.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/82.0. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Perhaps you could provide a link to a site you are having a problem with so someone can help you.
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Post Posted November 2nd, 2020, 7:45 pm

Does Firefox indicate any objection on the Downloads list drop-down from the arrow button on the toolbar?

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2020, 10:18 pm

jscher2000 wrote:Does Firefox indicate any objection on the Downloads list drop-down from the arrow button on the toolbar?


Starts downloading, and in less than a minute, a message in the drop-down says "Fail".
Two files get saved in the download folder, one 0-byte file with the same name as the attempted download, and a .part file. Retry the download from the drop-down gives the same result.
It seems that any .ISO file gets this treatment; any other large files with different extensions download OK.
Yes - a head-scratcher!!!!
Would completely removing Firefox, and re-installing be of any help?

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2020, 4:36 am

Removing & re-installing will probably not help.

&...You didn't provide any site that you're having issues with.
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Post Posted November 3rd, 2020, 10:24 am

LIMPET235 wrote:Removing & re-installing will probably not help.

&...You didn't provide any site that you're having issues with.


Specifically -- the downloads for linux - Ubuntu and its variants (Kubuntu, Xubuntu), Opensuse, Knoppix, Fedora, Mint, etc. All as direct download, not torrent; from the parent site or official mirrors. Tried, as a test, to download freeBSD. Same story.
I pulled another Windows 7 computer out of storage (with old version of Firefox) and attempted .iso download with it, Same results.
All connections have been wireless (each computer with its own wifi adapter) to router, to cable modem.
The weird part is that only .iso files are affected; other files, small or large, download OK.
This is for about a month or so. No hardware or setup changes have been made.

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2020, 12:55 pm

Most Linux distributions offer a download site or in the case of some, options for sites around the globe.
It may be your provider, a limitation to download, a timeout from the download site, interference from other wireless connections near to you.
Is there anyway for you to see the real time IP connections during a download, some form of traffic monitor? There is usually only one operating.
Recent Linux OS downloads using Firefox recent versions there's been no problems for two Ubuntu versions and a couple of Linux Mint version.
Have you checked to see if there are any Windows OS system relationships to filetypes or limitations in your control panel?
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