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Old 10-28-2003, 06:25 PM   #1
AngelLucifer
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Unhappy Trouble using Md5sum to check .iso image integrity


I have downloaded the first part of mandrake and wish to check its integrity. I was told to use md5sum to check the image. The problem is the image is .iso not .md5. It fails if I use either .iso or .md5 as an image name in ms-dos promp. I am sure there is a simple fix for this.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 06:46 PM   #2
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if you got it off official mirror you are pretty much guaranteed a good image. but if you still want to do it, the way to check it is thus: there is another file in the same directory from where you got image that is called exactly as the image but has an extention of .md5. Its usually/always small. Its used by a program that is called pgp (pretty good privaty) to authenticate that your file is legal version.
 
  


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