To JohnBoy, thank you. I started linux in 2006, I remember then looking up how to do md5sum and it wasn't so simple. I looked it up again however because I know you guys are giving me good suggestions and I did find that it is as simple as you stated...
Results: 3 out of 5 with OPERA Browser. Maybe I should say 3 out of 4 but I tried two times with an image that is 2.1gb. This iso does not check out every time. I now have 3 iso images that match md5sum and will check the USB as suggested to see that once Unetbootin puts it over is it not the same?
Where I live, a faulty USB is practically a fact of life. Getting one that works is more like a pleasant surprise in the scheme of things.
Until I really have some way to order products from overseas this is an ordeal I face on a regular basis any time I just want to do something simple. Then I can struggle with it for hours.
Mostly because of hardware.
My guess is it was probably two problems. Some iso's were not good. Everything I downloaded from firefox was not. As noted the multi-stream downloader wasn't effective either, and FATRAT? It didn't
do multi-stream but seems it didn't do well either. In the old days before I got into using downloaders
I did usually just use Opera. (It's built in downloader, can do bittorrents as too, was always hassle free for me.)
uh, wget? Just extract the location and put it in wget you say? Will have a try.
Sling-shot, you are therefore recommending 'not' to use any GUI interfaces of wget? Any reason?
TO the other person, about SAO(Session at once), TAO (Track at once), and DAO (Disk at once). I wanted to know why I could never get a good image and one particular iso of a Linux Distro I had very strongly stressed in their burning instructions do not use anything but DAO to write the compressed format. SO I thought there 'must' be a difference and I looked it up.
There is a difference. SAO does happen not to write/close the optical disc to till the end like DAO. But there is a difference and other than iso, what is DAO good for? It's good for backing up DVDs! Now where I live. They 'pretend' they're cracking down on this sort of thing and the way to do that is to supposedly make sure the 'every day joe' can't get their hands on hardware that can burn in this way.
I spent a whole day once in what passes for the computer city center here and tested every DVD writer I could get my hands on looking for 1 with DAO. These were big units that go in Desktops cause they only have this 1 IBM clone slim dvdwriter here, I've never seen another brand anywhere. You can put them in a box and run them as USB and they don't cost much. Rather cheap even the good ones. (Now if I lived in some place like Shanghai, or Beijing, this probably wouldn't be a problem. Someone would have one for a price. However, I hate big cities and I wouldn't live in one of those places if you paid me and they're literally on the other side of the country from where I am.)
When I arrived in this country. With my 'old' Desktop at the time. I had a 'rare' thing! A computer with a DVD writer in it! No joke. At that time 256ram! Was a lot of RAM and if you wanted anything with 512
you were gonna pay dearly for it. To get something with a DVD writer in it? OUCH! You were really gonna pay an arm and leg.
Then good old VISTA happened. The memory market just dropped and now you can buy 1gb of DDR2 for like around 9bucks or so(My recent dead machine, has DDR1 and just getting myself a nice 1gb card of it was highway robbery!). They started putting more memory in computers but even now...
What you'd get for memory on a mid-level computer in USA, is not what you would get here. I hear it's pretty easy now to get something for a reasonable price in US with 4gb of ram. The 4g ram computers are just coming here... and 2gb of ram is still the norm and there are still lots of DDR2 and the DDR3's are slow coming to the shelf so to speak.
Always a step behind.
I can't recall all the info, but you're best off burning DAO for an iso image. I just looked up all that stuff cause I wanted to know what was DAO and could I burn an image well without it. It's sorta of a chance thing. The image may come out well, like for example, the massive number of uncompressed pirated Winduds crap they sell here.
But an iso? Well maybe but maybe not. So unable to get a Burner with DAO I abandoned the burning process. Not to mention, the optical media here, DVD's are just not up to snuff. I literally hesitate to burn on a CD here, they're usually that bad and just a waste of time and money.
A coworker and I, literally went to HP repair to buy their CDs and DVDs because they were the only ones that worked consistently, at rather extotionate prices I may add.
So, SAO when you google it is definately something different in the writing scheme than DAO.
To Johnboy, some basic commands on using wget from command line?
Has anyone tried using Memory cards and a usb cardreader for booting from? I just toss this idea out because probably the only media I've bought here that does seem to work a bit more consistently, are memory cards. They don't seem to have the crash rate of USB drives but I am not the only one I've witnessed with crashing usb drives. A lot of people have them.
But I don't hear too many complaints from those with mobile phones and media cards... but who knows,
for this purpose, maybe they'll crash too... hahaa.