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After downloading the ISO images, you can look at Red Hat's MD5 checksums for the ISO images to ensure that your download was successful. Do this by running the md5sum program from a shell prompt against your ISO images and comparing the values returned against the ones published by Red Hat. The file from Red Hat containing the official md5sum values is called MD5SUM and is located in the same directory as the ISO images on the FTP site.
I am not sure what "a shell prompt" means.
I have downloaded shrike-i386-disc1 thru disc3 and would like to verify that my downloads are accurate. I have tried running "md5sum shrike-i386-disc1.iso" from the DOS prompt within WindowsXP-Pro but I get the following error message:
'md5sum' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
I would appreciate some help on how to do this file verification.
The shell is another word for hopping onto the command line...
What you do is that you go to the command line (if you have linux installed) then you simply type md5sum followed by "what-ever-the-name-the-of-the-file-is-that-you-wan-to-check-is" and then you press enter.
After moments of calculation the MD5 checksum should appear on your screen and you can compare the checksum you have been given against the checksum you got from the program. If the checksums match you should have an OK ISO to burn.
However you need to use a sumchecker that runs under WinXP - KI will check LinuxISO.org who might have some program you could use under XP...