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 Tarred/compressed copy of RedHat 5.1?

A newbie question here:

I was wondering whether it is possible to find a tarred and/or compressed
version of some Linux distribution, preferably RedHat 5.1, available for
downloading.  I'm just not sure how to go about downloading entire file
trees recursively, using WS-FTP, a unix ftp prompt, or any other means.  
(And I can't just order a CD-ROM, because I don't have a CD-ROM drive)

Any help would be appreciated,

al wang
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 Fri, 05 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
 Tarred/compressed copy of RedHat 5.1?
Try a debian ftp install ( You'll have to download about
7 files to create bootdisks with. These disks will create the base
system then take you through the steps needed to install the rest from

-- Ian

 Fri, 05 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
 Tarred/compressed copy of RedHat 5.1?

I guess you just tell the ftp-server to send you the tree as a tar file.....

Like from type 'get
Takes some time on a slow connection though. If you're lucky you'll find a
server that gzips you file as well ('get i386.tar.gz').

P?l Christian Ingierd
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 Sat, 06 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
 Tarred/compressed copy of RedHat 5.1?
In comp.os.linux.setup Al Wang <> wrote:

Try, or if you want a better distribution IMHO try Caldera's
OpenLinux Lite from their site at  

Be forwarned though, these downloads will be in the range of 550 - 600MB,
so unless you have a very fast connection, like a personal T1 line, it
will be a long process.  With lower speed CD-ROM drives for less then $50,
it might be a lot less trouble to just buy a low end drive.   A 4x or even
a 2x drive will do.  

 Sat, 06 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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