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Old 10-09-2002, 01:33 PM   #16
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several hundred megabytes! When the people that make the distros create the ISO file(s) they use the md5sums package to create the md5sums file. When you download the ISO file you should also downloa the md5sums file that is present so that you can use the md5sums package to verify your ISO file against the one that was originally created. The md5sums file itself is only a few bytes, to a couple of kilobytes in length, and contains a 'key' that was generated, against which your md5sums package will check your iso file. Basically, at their end they use the program to look at the iso file and output the key generated to a file. At your end you use the program to look at the iso file, generate a key and check that your key matches theirs. If they do, then your iso file is identical to theirs, and is safe for burning.

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Old 10-09-2002, 01:45 PM   #17
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You SHOULD check the isos before burning. MD5SUMS may be in files for every image (imagename.md5 or something similar) or there might be one bigger (usually smaller than 10KB) file (standard name: MD5SUM) with all sums.
 
Old 10-09-2002, 02:22 PM   #18
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well, i can't find the .md5 files... all i found was the .iso files that i already downloaded at
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/en/iso/i386/

i also downloaded md5sum but i can't run it from windows.

thanks
 
Old 10-09-2002, 02:38 PM   #19
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ok, this is what i did: i created a new md5sum file from the iso file i had already downloaded. it created a .md5 file which contains the following code:
d7b16b081c20708dc0dd7d41793a4177

the code that red hat publishes in the MD5SUM file is:
2df17bc02cb1b3316930ed4f7601ad9e
(i edited the file)

and they are not equal, does that mean that the file is corrupted??? i guess so...

thanks!

eduardo
 
Old 10-09-2002, 02:39 PM   #20
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Why you can't run it?
Do you get any error?
 
Old 10-09-2002, 02:54 PM   #21
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Possibly. The md5sums file doesn't need to have the extension .md5. You should, by now, have the following:
Your ISO files.
The MD5SUMS file from the above ftp-site (your link).
The md5summer program for Windows.
Are you running the md5summer program and using it to check the key in the MD5SUMS file?
 
Old 10-09-2002, 02:56 PM   #22
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Quote:
Originally posted by eduardo_ha
ok, this is what i did: i created a new md5sum file from the iso file i had already downloaded. it created a .md5 file which contains the following code:
d7b16b081c20708dc0dd7d41793a4177

the code that red hat publishes in the MD5SUM file is:
2df17bc02cb1b3316930ed4f7601ad9e
(i edited the file)

and they are not equal, does that mean that the file is corrupted??? i guess so...

Yes, it looks the file is corrupted.
 
Old 10-09-2002, 02:58 PM   #23
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actually i made an error: all the images of the .md5 files are the same as the ones redhat has published in the MD5SUM file... but i can't get to burn the first cd correctly, i've tried three times!!! and the three cd's were useless...

what i did with the md5sum file was edit it. i was trying to run it as an executable file... NEWBIE!!!

it's very weird!!!
 
Old 10-09-2002, 02:58 PM   #24
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Another thing:
You've generated this code yourself:
Code:
d7b16b081c20708dc0dd7d41793a4177
The MD5SUMS file at the ftp site you gave contains this:
Code:
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

d7b16b081c20708dc0dd7d41793a4177  psyche-i386-disc1.iso
2df17bc02cb1b3316930ed4f7601ad9e  psyche-i386-disc2.iso
305d6ff5b5850fa316276710a148b0a3  psyche-i386-disc3.iso
0a77d7a3bc8c4e87508c46a2670242eb  psyche-i386-disc4.iso
8dbcf16f0072ee47db49b08921a41ba5  psyche-i386-disc5.iso
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org

iD8DBQE9mH6DIZGAzdtCpg4RAkKnAJ9FoKBr0tTIakp9XEn+3+jEWkES2QCfbVBo
OFisZU8vsf6HHUpUivNv39I=
=J1G1
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Now, I can see that your code corresponds exactly to their code for the 1st ISO file. The code you've given from the MD5SUMS file corresponds to the 2nd ISO file. So, I would say that your 1st ISO file has downloaded successfully. Go get the 2nd!
 
Old 10-09-2002, 03:03 PM   #25
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yes but i get some errors:

PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- ERROR: C:\PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- does not exists.
SHA1 ERROR: C:\SHA1 does not exists.
ERROR: C:\ does not exists.
psyche-i386-disc1.iso ERROR: C:\psyche-i386-disc1.iso does not exists.
psyche-i386-disc2.iso ERROR: C:\psyche-i386-disc2.iso does not exists.
psyche-i386-disc3.iso ERROR: C:\psyche-i386-disc3.iso does not exists.
psyche-i386-disc4.iso ERROR: C:\psyche-i386-disc4.iso does not exists.
psyche-i386-disc5.iso ERROR: C:\psyche-i386-disc5.iso does not exists.
PGP SIGNATURE----- ERROR: C:\PGP SIGNATURE----- does not exists.
GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU\Linux) ERROR: C:\GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU\Linux) does not exists.
For info see http:\\www.gnupg.org ERROR: C:\For info see http:\\www.gnupg.org does not exists.
 
Old 10-09-2002, 03:06 PM   #26
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the first error i get says : "the checksum you have selected contains one or more ascii generated sums" do you want to continue???

eduardo
 
Old 10-09-2002, 03:54 PM   #27
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Angry can't read cd-rws

how can i use md5summer in ascii mode???? it is set to work in binary mode as default...

Last edited by eduardo_ha; 10-09-2002 at 03:56 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2003, 10:49 PM   #28
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Unhappy please help me!

im new in mandrake 9.0.....i bought a Toshiba satellite 5205 and i get mandrake 9.0 and i can't configurate the monitor...i apreciate if you can help me...please.. thank you so much
 
Old 01-21-2003, 05:14 PM   #29
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rmroquecho, please write more about your problem. Are you trying to use an external monitor or the one you have with the laptop? What are your results (any error messages)? And, last thing, next time post such a question as a new thread.
 
  


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