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Old 01-03-2010, 07:33 PM   #1
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How do I find checksum on the disk?


This is the first time I have made my own install disks, instead of buying a boxed set. Edmunds Enterprises apparently doesn't sell them anymore. The checksum values are listed on the download site, but how do I compare them with my downloads? My ext3 partition is formatted (blank) awaiting installation, so I will have to do this in Windows, and I don't know how.

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Old 01-03-2010, 07:35 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by maokc View Post
This is the first time I have made my own install disks, instead of buying a boxed set. Edmunds Enterprises apparently doesn't sell them anymore. The checksum values are listed on the download site, but how do I compare them with my downloads? My ext3 partition is formatted (blank) awaiting installation, so I will have to do this in Windows, and I don't know how.

Thanks.
Can you get an iso of it? You can run
Code:
md5sum name.iso
(that is for a unix machine. You might need to install something on windows)

Also, the iso burning tool k3b and many others have an option to check the md5sum
 
Old 01-03-2010, 08:16 PM   #3
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just google md5 summer there are several of them out there for free just download it and install they r real easy to use. Oh yea to find the check summ of the iso just go to where you down loaded from and compare yours with what they have listed.

Last edited by battleship; 01-03-2010 at 08:19 PM. Reason: forgot something
 
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:35 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by maokc View Post
This is the first time I have made my own install disks, instead of buying a boxed set. Edmunds Enterprises apparently doesn't sell them anymore. The checksum values are listed on the download site, but how do I compare them with my downloads? My ext3 partition is formatted (blank) awaiting installation, so I will have to do this in Windows, and I don't know how.

Thanks.
Burning iso's used to scare me to death! Haven't used K3B myself but Brasero also takes care of your checksums.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:00 PM   #5
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Burning iso's used to scare me to death! Haven't used K3B myself but Brasero also takes care of your checksums.
As was mentioned in the original post, they're having to check using Windows.
 
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:48 PM   #6
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md5 checksum for windows

A search on Google or other search engine for "md5 check for windows free" will bring up a few prospects for you. One possible answer is at:

http://download.cnet.com/MD5-Checker...-10410639.html

If you have gotten the file through a normal repository for file distribution you should have no trouble even if you do not do a checksum. However if you want to be sure, using MD5 is a good way to verify a file.
I may be asking for trouble, but I have burned many "distros" to CD and have never had a problem (although there is always a first...and last... time for anything). If the machine is mission critical or is not yours then definitely use checksum.
Alan

Also in your thread you mentioned that you did not know how to Install? I do not recognize the information referred to by Edmunds Enterprises, but most distributions will auto install to the selected drive / partition now, from within windows or if it is a "live" distribution it will boot from the CD. If you need more help please feel free to ask.

Last edited by kc4mts; 01-04-2010 at 08:58 PM. Reason: additional remarks
 
Old 01-04-2010, 08:58 PM   #7
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Also in your thread you mentioned that you did not know how to Install? I do not recognize the information referred to by Edmunds Enterprises, but most distributions will auto install to the selected drive / partition now, from within windows or if it is a "live" distribution it will boot from the CD. If you need more help please feel free to ask.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 10:04 PM   #8
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Here's a list of free Checksum programs: ...

http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilit...um-tools.shtml
These are checksum programs for Windows.

I find WinMD5Free and WinMD5Sum from Nullriver Software (the latter only) the easiest to use, but you may find other(s) better.

Last edited by rlynwood; 01-04-2010 at 10:06 PM.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 10:36 PM   #9
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you could always grab a small distro, put it on a USB stick and check it that way or with k3b
 
  


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