octet stream-what is it ???

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help

octet stream-what is it ???

Postby tinca on Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:50 pm

Hi all,

I am running Mint Elyssa 5. Today I downloaded a file that now sits on the desktop. I have deleted it, but when I restart the computer it restarts again, and keeps on downloading. I thought that I would be downloading an .iso file that I could burn to disk and use as a live CD. The file is

/home/keith/Desktop/debian-live-500-amd64-lxde-desktop.img.part

If I burnt this as an .iso to disk would it work, if not how can I delete it permanently, as I do not know where it is, apart from being on the desktop

Best regards Keith
Case Corsair Graphite 600T White | Motherboard Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK | CPU Core i7 4790K | PSU Corsair 1000w RM Fully Modular | Graphic Card Radeon R7 250 | Cooler Corsair H100i Extreme | Ram Corsair 2 x 8 gb Vengeance Pro |
tinca
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 339
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:23 am
Location: England U.K.

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: octet stream-what is it ???

Postby altair4 on Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:34 pm

Anything ending in .part usually means it's a temporary file for a download. The .part means it never finished downloading. Find out what you used to download the iso and see if you can continue the download process or cancel it if that's what you want to do.
Please add a [SOLVED] at the end of your original subject header if your question has been answered and solved.
altair4
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6268
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:27 am

Re: octet stream-what is it ???

Postby tinca on Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:43 am

altair4,

many thanks, I have now managed to get it working.

Best regards Keith
Case Corsair Graphite 600T White | Motherboard Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK | CPU Core i7 4790K | PSU Corsair 1000w RM Fully Modular | Graphic Card Radeon R7 250 | Cooler Corsair H100i Extreme | Ram Corsair 2 x 8 gb Vengeance Pro |
tinca
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 339
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:23 am
Location: England U.K.


Return to Software & Applications

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: karlchen and 22 guests