It is much smaller now, but 2.1 sounds too small. Check the md5sum.
md5sum LinuxMCE-1004-beta-1.iso and check the result against
Always check this when downloading snaps.
http://linuxmce.iptp.org/release/ will show 3 kinds of files. The iso, the md5sum and the zsync file.
Zsync is very cool btw. If you have a snapshot already, you change the name to the one you are getting, and then zsync the online file. This process also will not show complete until it checks the md5sums for you. If you do not have a snapshot you can also zsync from scratch. This will never complete until there is a perfect duplicate of the online file. It also resumes downloads, of course, should yours be interrupted for whatever reason.
I am doing a zsync now. I have not yet tested the beta DVD. I will report back... though others are expressing smooth installs.
What was the error? Did you press enter at boot: ?
Thanks l3mce it was indeed the file I had downloaded - Just grabbed it again and it is the right size and check sum so I will burn it tonight and install...
Oh another small Q - Is it ok to do an install without internet connection? I only have 3g on my Galaxy S3 which I can tether via USB if necessary but not sure if it works!