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Old 05-30-2007, 02:29 PM   #1
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pc hardware tests...


i need to obatin info about GPL or opensource pc hw tests...
i'm using memetest to test memory
fsck to test hard disk...
to test cdrom i using suse installation call a pgm that veryfy checksum of cd...
the first question is what is the name of this pgm ?
(i want to put this pgm on a live cd to test hw an machines before installing )

are there any other hw test available in linux ?

any info about will be appreciated ...

thanks in advance

Old 05-30-2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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I believe (in fact, I tested in my machine, right now) you can use md5sum on the cdrom device, directly.
miguel@babylon5:~> md5sum /dev/dvd 
c95a8e69235b66adba6673a941d1956d  /dev/dvd
and the number it returns is the same for the ISO image I've downloaded early. Cool !


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