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squarepegger
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Browser-dependent download installation failure

Well, I thought I'd report this weirdness.

I downloaded and installed PortableApps.com Platform 10.0 plus 5 portable apps with no problems using Firefox+FlashGot+Free Download Manager.

The next day I downloaded 2 more apps using Chromium (not Chrome) + Free Download Manager. Those two apps would not install. I got the "The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction" error each time.

I wiped the USB flash drive and tried again. PortableApps Platform installed OK but not the last two apps (which I tried first).

I deleted the two apps and downloaded them with Firefox+FlashGot+Free Download Manager instead. *THEY INSTALLED OK!*

Go figure.

If this post is in the wrong forum, sorry but I couldn't figure out where to put it.

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corrupted download

guess Chromium made a corrupt download. But I have no clue why.

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Unstable

As all builds of Chromium are considered unstable, that's not really surprising.

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Aluísio A. S. G.
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You're downloading the apps with Free Download Manager, right?

EDIT: Got it. Chromium is passing to FDM the URL of the SourceForge.net download page, instead of the URL to the file itself. I'd say Chrome should do the same.

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