Originally Posted by jerf
I've had a working slack installation for a number of months but somehow i crashed it while trying to install python.
so now im trying to reinstall slackware and during the setup program as its installing everything it stops at some point with a fatal error message. occured when trying to install some package, may be corrupted media and so on. it seems to happen at the same spot everytime i try to run setup so i hope its an issue with the cd i burned but i dont understand how to check the cd for problems. i downloaded my isos onto a windows xp box and burned it using infrarecorder.
ive downloaded an md5sum utility for windows but i cant seem to get any response from it when i specify a file to check.
i know im not being very specific but i dont have much experience and im kind of lost.
Use this script to verify that the md5sum of the ISO = the md5sum of the actual burned cd. You will need to change /dev/hdd to match your
# This command will check the md5sum of a cd (ignoring possible padding at the end
# by only checking the same amount of bytes at the iso image) and also check the
# md5sum of the ISO image.
if [ $1 ]
echo "ERROR. Usage: $0 /path/to/isofile.iso"
if [ -e $isoFile ]
dd if=/dev/hdd | head -c $(stat --format=%s $isoFile) | md5sum && md5sum $isoFile
echo "ERROR. ISO image at $isoFile does not exist."