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Old 11-29-2003, 02:51 PM   #1
Joe47
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md5sum how do you check a file with it ?


How do I check a iso file with the md5sum under linux ?
I downloaded the file in linux & have never checked a
file in linux this way before. Thank you
 
Old 11-29-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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You type md5sum <nameOfFile>

...and you will get a key back. If the key matches the source key, then you have a good file.

Josh
 
Old 11-29-2003, 07:19 PM   #3
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Ok, so if like me, you've managed to kill both the linux install's you had, and have downloaded gentoo disc's 1 and 2 to a windows desktop, how in hell's name do I check the md5sum from that?

And please don't just say try md5summer, cos the "verify sum" facility doesn't seem to work with xp, cos when i look at the files that it shows, it won't show a .iso file - cos it doesn't seem to like files that windows can't read.

Or md5sum11.exe a command line (as in dos) prog, that says hit enter to close, so it doesn't matter if I put the path for the file into it, there seems no way of "entering" the info - and as there's not graphic interface for it, or browse facility, you can't just click on a file.

any idea's

regards

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Old 11-29-2003, 07:56 PM   #4
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Have you tried using cygwin from http://cygwin.com ? I would install that if you don't have it installed.

To open a shell, execute c:\cygwin\cygwin.bat

You can then go to your desktop by opening a shell and typing:
cd "c:\Documents and settings\<your user name>\desktop"

and you can type md5sum.exe <filename>

Josh

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Old 11-29-2003, 08:05 PM   #5
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for win32 try this:

http://unxutils.sourceforge.net
 
Old 11-30-2003, 12:34 PM   #6
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Well bugger me sideways with the rough end of a pineapple

Thanks for the suggestions ter_roshak and demonbane.

I still can't get the f*****g checksum out of the gentoo iso's that I downloaded yesterday and for the life of me I can't work out why (other than the obvious, i.e. being a stupid bastard!).

I'll probably just burn them to disc and give them a try. If nothing else, I'll learn a little of what it's like to install the gentoo. If I end up having to download it again, then "whoopedyshit"!

Cheers anyway.

regards

john
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:02 PM   #7
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Josh ter_roshak
I am getting the folowing redult when I try to check the file
[joe@localhost joe]$ md5sum SuSE-9.0-LiveEval-i386-Int-RCl.iso
md5sum: SuSE-9.0-LiveEval-i386-Int-RCl.iso: No such file or directory
Any help would be appreciated Thanks Joe
 
  


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