Chrome and Large downloads

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I went out today to download Cent OS 5.3 Final and found that when I clicked the link to the DVD ISO that chrome gave me an error saying that the file is big.

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Error 8 (net::ERR_FILE_TOO_BIG): Unknown error.


Anyone else been having any problems downloading large files with Chrome? The Cent OS ISO is 4.2 GB.
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Why do you think the error came from the browser & not the OS? Did the download complete in another browser?
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I tested other files of the same large size and got the same result, and also tested them in Firefox, which they worked. I also asked a few friends to test it out and found the same results.
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I searched Google & it seems that you're not the only one with the problem. If there is no setting for the size limit, then it's a bug.
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What query did you submit in google search? I looked and didn't find anything.
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Keep in mind that Chrome is still beta... I searched for net::ERR_FILE_TOO_BIG and ERR_FILE_TOO_BIG and got some results of posts with people saying the same thing...

Heard that IE stops downloads at 4GB and chrome at 2GB... and Firefox has no problems downloading big files...
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Bogey wrote:
Heard that IE stops downloads at 4GB and chrome at 2GB... and Firefox has no problems downloading big files...

Although, if you're downloading files that big to begin with, such as operating systems, etc., you're much better off using a torrent or other distributed download mechanism.
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spork wrote:
Bogey wrote:
Heard that IE stops downloads at 4GB and chrome at 2GB... and Firefox has no problems downloading big files...

Although, if you're downloading files that big to begin with, such as operating systems, etc., you're much better off using a torrent or other distributed download mechanism.

True that... I have to agree
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I probably should of used a torrent to download it at home, but up at school they prohibit torrenting so it really never crossed my mind as an option.
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chrome download size limit was one of the queries I used. One of the hits was:

http://groups.google.com/group/chromium ... 0a6ae32246

I also used some variations on that.
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SpooF wrote:
I probably should of used a torrent to download it at home, but up at school they prohibit torrenting so it really never crossed my mind as an option.


If you can find a way to swing it, then it would probably be worth it for such large downloads. Otherwise, you may have to simply use another browser for the big downloads.
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Some sites allow anonymous FTP connections. That's another alternative. I don't see why any browser would have a limit.

I wonder if there is a registry setting to change it.

There could be something in about:config

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