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Old 09-23-2003, 08:30 PM   #1
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What are the checksum.md5 files for?


Hey, when I go do download a new Linux distro, along with the iso's is a file called CHECKSUM.MD5. What is that for and do I need it?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 08:38 PM   #2
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that's a file you can use with the MD5 program to verify whether the ISO you just downloaded is intact, or is corrupted in some way, before you burn it to CD.

http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/verifyiso.html
 
  


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