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Old 07-31-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
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Cool bad md5sum (broken download) , Possible recovery solutions


yesterday i downloaded an iso file with bad md5sum( md5sum didnt match), it is not only problem with me but i confronted many posts saying they downloaded some file and md5sum dont match and only possible solution is to download it again,
but what i would like to know is 'CAN THIS DOWNLOAD BE FIXED', cause its a pain to download entire dvd of some 4 gb size ( yes we can buy it on pre installed CD's and DVS's but there must b some solution) , are there any software to check bit by bit and what are the restriction, like is it any different to check downloaded file bit by bit from server than actually downloading it (detailed explanation will b greatly appreciated)

THANKS IN ADVANCE
 
Old 07-31-2010, 08:26 AM   #2
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Nope. The md5 is on the entire image. Maybe see if you can find CD equivalents and see if they down better.
 
Old 07-31-2010, 09:55 AM   #3
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yesterday i downloaded an iso file with bad md5sum( md5sum didnt match), it is not only problem with me but i confronted many posts saying they downloaded some file and md5sum dont match and only possible solution is to download it again,
but what i would like to know is 'CAN THIS DOWNLOAD BE FIXED', cause its a pain to download entire dvd of some 4 gb size ( yes we can buy it on pre installed CD's and DVS's but there must b some solution) , are there any software to check bit by bit and what are the restriction, like is it any different to check downloaded file bit by bit from server than actually downloading it (detailed explanation will b greatly appreciated)

THANKS IN ADVANCE
the closest thing I can think of, is a bittorrent download. when you re-start a torrent, it checks the downloaded contents, and if it finds some DVD chunks corrupted, it downloads just those chunks again.

that is, of course, if there *is* a torrent available for the DVD you want to download. you'll have to search.
 
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:18 PM   #4
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It works, now have an iso with correct md5sum n installed system is working fine
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