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Message 178 - Posted: 29 Oct 2007, 20:18:37 UTC

Any news, estimates, or guesses on when work units will be ready?
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Message 182 - Posted: 7 Nov 2007, 19:57:51 UTC

It looks like some work units went out, but there were too few for everyone to get some. How did that batch turn out and is there a chance of more work units so you can solve all the mysteries of our favorite galaxy?
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Message 185 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 2:55:32 UTC
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I have a couple of items stuck trying to download to my machine, with the message "file not found". The two items are stars.txt and volume.txt. Should I abort or continue to wait?

Thanks!

Edit: Found the same problem on three other machines.
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Message 186 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 3:56:29 UTC
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For windows XP I get the message "11/7/2007 10:57:11 PM|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (there was work but you don't have enough disk space allocated)" I have never put any limitation on disk space on any BOINC project.

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Message 187 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 3:57:05 UTC - in response to Message 185.

I have a couple of items stuck trying to download to my machine, with the message "file not found". The two items are stars.txt and volume.txt. Should I abort or continue to wait?

Thanks!

Edit: Found the same problem on three other machines.


Just to confirm that I have the same problem with the same files.

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Message 189 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 4:16:14 UTC - in response to Message 186.

[quote]For windows XP I get the message "11/7/2007 10:57:11 PM|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (there was work but you don't have enough disk space allocated)" I have never put any limitation on disk space on any BOINC project.
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I updated my general preferences to allow more of everything related to disk space and did get three work units. This is the only BOINC project I have had to do that for and you may want to mention it somewhere.

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Message 190 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 4:18:37 UTC
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I'm still 'file not found' too


07/11/2007 11:18:08 PM|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 10 new tasks
07/11/2007 11:18:10 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of stars.txt
07/11/2007 11:18:10 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of volume.txt
07/11/2007 11:18:11 PM|Milkyway@home|Giving up on download of stars.txt: file not found
07/11/2007 11:18:11 PM|Milkyway@home|Giving up on download of volume.txt: file not found
07/11/2007 11:18:11 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of parameters_generated_1194561630_556
07/11/2007 11:18:11 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of parameters_generated_1194561630_557
07/11/2007 11:18:12 PM|Milkyway@home|Finished download of parameters_generated_1194561630_556
07/11/2007 11:18:12 PM|Milkyway@home|Finished download of parameters_generated_1194561630_557
07/11/2007 11:18:12 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of parameters_generated_1194561630_558
07/11/2007 11:18:12 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of parameters_generated_1194561631_559
07/11/2007 11:18:13 PM|Milkyway@home|Finished download of parameters_generated_1194561630_558
07/11/2007 11:18:13 PM|Milkyway@home|Finished download of parameters_generated_1194561631_559
07/11/2007 11:18:13 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of parameters_generated_1194561628_523
07/11/2007 11:18:13 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of parameters_generated_1194561628_524
07/11/2007 11:18:14 PM|Milkyway@home|Finished download of parameters_generated_1194561628_523
07/11/2007 11:18:14 PM|Milkyway@home|Finished download of parameters_generated_1194561628_524
07/11/2007 11:18:14 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of parameters_generated_1194561532_446
07/11/2007 11:18:14 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of parameters_generated_1194561629_533
07/11/2007 11:18:15 PM|Milkyway@home|Finished download of parameters_generated_1194561532_446
07/11/2007 11:18:15 PM|Milkyway@home|Finished download of parameters_generated_1194561629_533
07/11/2007 11:18:15 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of parameters_generated_1194561631_561
07/11/2007 11:18:15 PM|Milkyway@home|Started download of parameters_generated_1194561629_537
07/11/2007 11:18:17 PM|Milkyway@home|Finished download of parameters_generated_1194561631_561
07/11/2007 11:18:17 PM|Milkyway@home|Finished download of parameters_generated_1194561629_537

They show up as 'download failed' in the task list.

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Message 191 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 4:32:01 UTC - in response to Message 187.

I have a couple of items stuck trying to download to my machine, with the message "file not found". The two items are stars.txt and volume.txt. Should I abort or continue to wait?

Thanks!

Edit: Found the same problem on three other machines.


Just to confirm that I have the same problem with the same files.


Ditto.

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Message 192 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 4:37:48 UTC

Stars.txt file seems to be the only file I have stuck in download...
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Message 194 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 5:29:15 UTC

Aborting and asking for new work seems to solve the problem.
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Message 196 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 5:39:51 UTC - in response to Message 194.
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Aborting and asking for new work seems to solve the problem.


Didn't work for me. :( Also, waiting a random amount of time and retrying the download also didn't work for me.

[edit]I spoke too soon. It finally did work for me after I aborted and asked for new work. It still failed the first time or two, but it did eventually work.[/edit]

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Message 197 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 5:42:17 UTC - in response to Message 196.

It seams to have sorted itself out now.

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Message 198 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 5:43:22 UTC

I waited and both files downloaded for me. It took about a few tries but it eventually got them.
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Message 199 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 6:00:11 UTC

I got a bunch of work. All with a one day deadline.
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Message 200 - Posted: 8 Nov 2007, 7:06:31 UTC

Got a bunch of work too. The first task failed - again the wellknown stars.txt - failed with error_code -224, file stars.txt not found. On next attempt one minute later the download succeeded.

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