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Old 05-17-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
Lola Kews
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The downloaded ISO torrent will not copy to DVD.


As I said in the other post Ubuntu downloaded OK, I downloaded by Torrent.

However when I open up K3B and try to copy the file (by burn ISO image to DVD) it just hangs or I get a note saying "the image is not a valid ISO9660 image, am I sure I want to continue"

This is a pretty straight forward type of thing so I can't see that I'm doing anything wrong.
 
Old 05-17-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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check the md5sum or shasum.

BTW, I've no idea what you said in any other post...
 
Old 05-17-2009, 05:33 PM   #3
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check the md5sum or shasum.

BTW, I've no idea what you said in any other post...
I had a problem not understanding how the torrent download was working (the other post) however that was resolved.

The MD5sum was checked if you are referring to the the check box in the K3b menu, does that have a bearing on getting the note?
 
Old 05-18-2009, 02:40 AM   #4
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if k3b says it's not an iso then it seems likely that the file is corrupt, and cheking the provided md5sum will tell you whether this is the case or not.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 01:49 PM   #5
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if k3b says it's not an iso then it seems likely that the file is corrupt, and cheking the provided md5sum will tell you whether this is the case or not.

I did as you suggested and told you I already had done it, "I checked the verify data check box", It, the MD5 checksum came back with a lot of letters and numbers, that was all.
clicked on the "start" button and nothing happened. Waited about 5 minutes to be sure it wasn't something behind the scenes,nothing.
At that point it was locked up and clicking on anything did nothing.

I pressed escape, that is when the "note" comes up that "The image is not a valid ISO 9660 image"

So realizing that you would probably say it was a corrupted file, I deleted it all from the desktop and downloaded it again (via torent) last night.

The exact same thing happened.

Comments from everyone would be appreciated.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 02:49 PM   #6
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checking an md5sum means obtaining the md5sum from the vendor and calculating your own on your local image and making sure they are the same.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
 
Old 05-18-2009, 04:44 PM   #7
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If you have broadband then why don't you download the iso file directly from here: Download Ubuntu rather than using torrent?
 
Old 05-18-2009, 05:38 PM   #8
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If you have broadband then why don't you download the iso file directly from here: Download Ubuntu rather than using torrent?
Well, you seem to be hollering at me for some reason!

I downloaded using torrent because this is supposed to be an error free way of downloading large files and is the most recommended way of doing it.
Using the torrent download is recommended by everyone, at least it was when I asked for information relative to downloading large files. This information was given here, on this web site.

Now you are hollering at me because I have a problem that you don't seem to understand so you want me to do something another way to cover your not being able to answer the question! All you had to say was we don't know!
I just plain don't like being hollered at so I have a better idea. Why don't you learn before you become moderators and extremely insulting individuals?

I sincerely hope neither of you have any connection with other forums on this web site!
 
Old 05-18-2009, 05:44 PM   #9
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Who's hollering? You seem to be busy ignoring the advice given thus far. Post #6 is very clear, and I'd suggest you follow the instructions closely if you actually expect anyone here to give you any of their time.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 05:46 PM   #10
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Lola Kews

As far as I can tell, no one was hollering at you.

What acid_kewpie was trying to tell you was that checking the md5sum and verifying the burn via k3b are two separate things. Setting the verify on in k3b check to make sure that what was burned to the disk is the same as what is in in iso. Checking the md5sum (of the ISO) is to verify that the ISO has not been altered. You get the md5sum from the vendor and run a utility to verify that your ISO produces the same number. If they do not match, then the ISO is corrupt or has been tampered with.


Edit: Have to learn to type faster.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 06:13 PM   #11
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Lola Kews

As far as I can tell, no one was hollering at you.

What acid_kewpie was trying to tell you was that checking the md5sum and verifying the burn via k3b are two separate things. Setting the verify on in k3b check to make sure that what was burned to the disk is the same as what is in in iso. Checking the md5sum (of the ISO) is to verify that the ISO has not been altered. You get the md5sum from the vendor and run a utility to verify that your ISO produces the same number. If they do not match, then the ISO is corrupt or has been tampered with.


Edit: Have to learn to type faster.

So, you are saying that 2 different (totally separate) downloads using torrent are wrong because of the vendor. You sir are trying to cover there butts and make me look like an idiot because I asked a newbie question. I might not know a lot about Linux, but I know "BULL" when I see it.
They are safe, I will never ask them another question and really wish them to never respond to another question I have.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 06:15 PM   #12
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We don't know if the downloads were bad, since you flat out refuse to check.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 06:17 PM   #13
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If you have not checked the md5sum (or shasum in some cases) you have no way of knowing if the ISO is "correct" or not. Even if you download it 100 times, you will not know. It also does not matter how you download (torrent or regular), you need to check the md5sum.

edit: Still slow.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 06:39 PM   #14
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If you have broadband then why don't you download the iso file directly from here: Download Ubuntu rather than using torrent?
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Well, you seem to be hollering at me for some reason!

I downloaded using torrent because this is supposed to be an error free way of downloading large files and is the most recommended way of doing it.
Using the torrent download is recommended by everyone, at least it was when I asked for information relative to downloading large files. This information was given here, on this web site.

Now you are hollering at me because I have a problem that you don't seem to understand so you want me to do something another way to cover your not being able to answer the question! All you had to say was we don't know!
I just plain don't like being hollered at so I have a better idea. Why don't you learn before you become moderators and extremely insulting individuals?

I sincerely hope neither of you have any connection with other forums on this web site!
I wasnít shouting, I was merely asking a question. If I have offended you somehow then I apologize. That was not my intention. I was only trying to help. Iím not a moderator here or in any other forum.

As for using or recommend torrent downloads I can assure you that I have never done either.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 11:56 PM   #15
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