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How many times do I have to explain that you only have to use sudo when you are not root. Some people like to run in root regularily, I am simply addressing those people as well. I know md5sum can be used without root access. Look at the website again, I changed the wording.
I had to use sudo when I used Ubuntu 6.10, don't ask me why, thats the way it was. So, no, you do not have to be root (like I have said 3 times before), you do not have to use sudo depending on which distro you have and/or how your distro is set up.
If you store your iso in your home directory, simply open a terminal and type "sudo md5sum filename.iso" (if you are root, do not use sudo).
Nowhere do you make it clear that you don't need sudo to do this. Particularly if you are in your home directory.
What about this:
Firstly, download the iso file to your home directory (or any other directory you have read/write access to). Open a terminal and navigate to the download location using the
command. Then run the checksum command
You will need to compare the number you generate using this command against the md5sum number from the download site. If they match, you can burn the file to disk, if they don't match you will need to redownload the file.
Yes it's clunky, but it makes it clear what you need to do.
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