I've been busy with other things, but finally I am downloading Pardus 2009. I installed aria2 download manager, as I've heard good things about its capabilities compared to other download managers in that it works differently.
The link above didn't work for me
, but going herehttp://www.pardus.org.tr/eng/download/
and copying and pasting in terminal>aria2c (link) is working.
Thirty-eight hours to go.
Edited to add that oops, your link does work after getting the correct file in the link. About a day to do...