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I cannot download the iso because I'm always redirected to the same mirror which seems to be unavailable (I get 404). How can I select another mirror?

asked 2015-11-04 04:07:28 -0500

Sylvia Tancheva gravatar image
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answered 2015-11-04 14:03:13 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2015-11-04 14:27:42 -0500

The easiest (and best in terms of server resources) is to use a torrent client to download the isos. You can find a list of all available torrent downloads here.

I know, this doesn't fix your problem but it is a viable workaround.

If you need a HTTP/FTP download and don't want to wait until University of Ruse is mirroring Fedora 23 you can go here and select a mirror close to you... or you can download it from the Fedora owned master server:

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Thanks, master server looks to be the best option. Yet site is quite user unfriendly to let you find a way yourself. I was also trying to find older releases quite unsuccessfully. I think Fedora should think a bit in direction of web-site usability.

Sylvia Tancheva gravatar imageSylvia Tancheva ( 2015-11-05 04:43:25 -0500 )edit

Hi Sylvia, I personally think the website is quite user friendly: 1.) You select the product (Workstation/Server/Cloud), 2.) You select to download (Download now), 3.) You download the default image (most recent release x86_64) or you select another image offered (32 bit/netinstall/or one of the many spins available). The one thing I agree with you is that it is not obvious to download the second most recent release (currently Fedora 22) on . I assume, this is because Fedora wants to be fast pace and encourage users to test and play with the newest stuff out there.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-11-05 08:28:02 -0500 )edit

By the way, Fedora is a community project. If you have the ability and time, feel free to contribute to improve user-experience on Fedora's websites. The project relies on people like you!

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-11-05 08:32:24 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-11-04 04:51:01 -0500

cobra gravatar image

Have you tried the main download button on the main fedoraproject website? It links to here for the workstation:

and here for the server

And if you just want the netinstall version:

It's most likely that your mirror isn't updated yet - but the main links should work.

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Yes, exactly that button/link automatically redirects me to the same mirror over and over again no matter what I try (also from the links you give).

Sylvia Tancheva gravatar imageSylvia Tancheva ( 2015-11-04 04:54:40 -0500 )edit

@cobra: Did you mean this server here: ?

@Sylvia Tancheva: Go here and select any mirror in your region...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-11-04 14:21:15 -0500 )edit

This thing with the usage of mirrors from the list is not very clear. Before posting the question I tried accessing some of them (not only BG but others) and I they have different structure, etc. I think that Fedora's site is not very user friendly especially for a non-profi. For example when you click the Download button it might show you the mirror from which it will download by default + option to choose a different mirror if you want, and when you select a different mirror to start again the download automatically from the selected mirror instead of you browsing around (see eclipse site!)

Sylvia Tancheva gravatar imageSylvia Tancheva ( 2015-11-05 04:38:27 -0500 )edit

Anyway ... the default mirror works now so I downloaded but as I said this is s big minus on Fedora's site in terms of usability.

Sylvia Tancheva gravatar imageSylvia Tancheva ( 2015-11-05 04:39:41 -0500 )edit

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