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Old 01-15-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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First time torrent D.L.


This is the first time Ive dl'ed a torrent distro, Mandriva 2010 free & I have a ? What am I supposed to do with the other files that came with the distro?
 
Old 01-15-2010, 09:17 AM   #2
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What "other" files do you mean? You don't know how to install mandriva or what? What kind of help do you need?
 
Old 01-15-2010, 09:34 AM   #3
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There are 4 files in the torrent Dl
Mandriva...iso 4,468,736 kb.
Mandriva...idx 334 kb.
Mandriva...SHA1 1 kb.
Mandriva...MD5 1 kb.

Already ran Md5 using #s from the non torrent file iso and the dl,ed iso and they match so I'm good there but do What do I do with the other 3 files? Ignore them? Add them to the disk? Order them a beer? Or what?
 
Old 01-15-2010, 09:36 AM   #4
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What am I supposed to do with the other files that came with the distro?
There should be an iso image (a file that ends in .iso) in the torrent that you downloaded. You can burn the iso image to a CD to install Mandriva. If there are other files in the torrent folder you downloaded you probably don't need them. Post the names of all files that were in the torrent you downloaded.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 09:37 AM   #5
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Hi,

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This is the first time Ive dl'ed a torrent distro, Mandriva 2010 free & I have a ? What am I supposed to do with the other files that came with the distro?
If you downloaded a 'ISO' image file for a particular distribution then the practice is to check the image for validity by using 'md5sum'. By checking the 'hash' you insure that the image is valid.

The 'md5sum' or 'hash' is very important to learn to use and too regularly get in the habit of utilizing it. You can get a sum checker for M$ if need be; 'md5sum.exe'.

For GNU/Linux the 'man md5sum' will get you all the information to perform the check. You can get the 'man command' from the 'cli' at anytime.

Since you downloaded the CD/DVD ISO then be sure to check the md5sum for the original ISO. From the cli;

Code:
~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5
~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5       #substitute the correct name to check
If the ISO md5 is OK then proceed to create a CD/DVD of the image. You should then check the image burn with 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know if the burn was OK!

If you do the above checks for the download ISO with the known md5sum code, the md5sum should be available from the site that you get the ISO. You should do the check for any download that you might perform, even a LiveCD. Plus burn the image. Sometimes you may need to lower the burn rate to get a valid burn.


These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 01-15-2010, 09:40 AM   #6
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Hi,
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There are 4 files in the torrent Dl
Mandriva...iso 4,468,736 kb.
Mandriva...idx 334 kb.
Mandriva...SHA1 1 kb.
Mandriva...MD5 1 kb.

Already ran Md5 using #s from the non torrent file iso and the dl,ed iso and they match so I'm good there but do What do I do with the other 3 files? Ignore them? Add them to the disk? Order them a beer? Or what?
Great!

The other files are not necessary to create the ISO. For the methods discussed the 'ISO' & 'md5' are the needed files.
 
  


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