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AngryAngry 12-15-2011 03:44 AM

md5sum check
 
Do I need to burn the cd's before I can get the sumcheck files??

wildwizard 12-15-2011 03:52 AM

No you check them first then you burn them otherwise you could burn bad data to a good disk.

catkin 12-15-2011 04:34 AM

MD5 sums are deprecated in favour of SHA1 or even SHA256 sums (but SHA256 is not widely available yet so SHA1 is the best choice if the checksum is to be generated on a variety of current OSes).

wildwizard 12-15-2011 06:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catkin (Post 4550454)
MD5 sums are deprecated in favour of SHA1 or even SHA256 sums (but SHA256 is not widely available yet so SHA1 is the best choice if the checksum is to be generated on a variety of current OSes).

How is this remotely useful when Slackware does not provide SHA1/SHA256 checksums for its iso images.

catkin 12-15-2011 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildwizard (Post 4550509)
How is this remotely useful when Slackware does not provide SHA1/SHA256 checksums for its iso images.

Oops! I hadn't realised the question was specific to Slackware :redface:

AngryAngry 12-30-2011 08:06 PM

FML
 
F*** My Life!

The md5 sum is not correct.
This time I used Utorrent, torrent address straight from Slackware site, used WinMD5sum by Solidblue software inc.

Does it matter?!
How do I get a good download?
Am I using the wrong sumchecker? Am I doing it wrong?
I really need this so I can do something with my life, it costs me money everytime I go to the internet cafe to download.
I have a useless laptop - since formating windows(it does come up with the Darkstar prompt but don't think it is working - if you could ask me things to type would help).

By the way (a little calmer now), which discs do I actually need.
I don't need networking, any source code (unless it is to do with game development), internet:

Slackware 13.37 x86 Install ISO disc 1 (A/AP/D/E/L/N, bootable installer, kernels, testing/, Slackbook)
Slackware 13.37 x86 Install ISO disc 2 (F/K/T/TCL/X/XAP/Y, L source, /testing kernel source)
Slackware 13.37 x86 Install ISO disc 3 (KDE, A/AP/E/F/installer source)
Slackware 13.37 x86 Install ISO disc 4 (KDEI, /extra packages, source for D)
Slackware 13.37 x86 ISO disc 5 (KDE/XAP source)
Slackware 13.37 x86 ISO disc 6 (/pasture packages, K/N/T/TCL/X/Y source, USB and PXE installers)

wildwizard 12-31-2011 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AngryAngry (Post 4562220)
F*** My Life!

The md5 sum is not correct.
This time I used Utorrent, torrent address straight from Slackware site, used WinMD5sum by Solidblue software inc.

It is at this point that I recommend you get memtest (http://www.memtest.org/) and check your RAM.

I say this because using a torrent to download will always give a perfect copy as bit-torrent uses checksums as an integral part of the protocol. The only exception is when you have a hardware fault that corrupts things on the fly.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AngryAngry (Post 4562220)
I have a useless laptop - since formating windows(it does come up with the Darkstar prompt but don't think it is working - if you could ask me things to type would help).

The default and only user to login with at this point is 'root' if you set a password in the installer it should prompt you for it.

What level of functionality you actually have is completely unknown

AngryAngry 01-01-2012 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildwizard (Post 4562322)
Using a torrent to download will always give a perfect copy as bit-torrent uses checksums as an integral part of the protocol. The only exception is when you have a hardware fault that corrupts things on the fly.

Well I have used several different computers to download with, that is why I am questioning my md5sum test results. I've never had to do this before, I debate why it is even necessary. I'm burning to cd's not dvd. So it is only 650mb. I got the first and second cd, I believe that is all I need unless someone answers my question.

wildwizard 01-02-2012 01:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AngryAngry (Post 4563491)
I got the first and second cd, I believe that is all I need unless someone answers my question.

Do you want KDE? It's on disc 3, you can get by without it using xfce if you don't want to go for the 3rd disc

Alien Bob 01-02-2012 04:13 AM

Quote:

it does come up with the Darkstar prompt but don't think it is working
Well that sounds like it is working! Slackware shows a console prompt after you have installed it and rebooted. It is not like other distros that welcome you with a fancy graphical login. After the installation, you have to configure Slackware to behave the way you want it.

Eric

onebuck 01-02-2012 08:19 AM

Member response
 
Hi,

I like to use '-current' on non production equipment so;
Slackware-Current Trimmed
The ISO below are <2GB + 'ISO images are automatically re-generated within a day if there is an update to the ChangeLog.txt' + These ISOs are created using Alien_Bob's script 'mirror-slackware-current.sh' + Source is not provided on the ISO images below
Slackware-current DVD ISO image <- 'x86' for 32bit
Slackware64-current DVD ISO image <- 'x86_64' for 64bit

If you need source then add after the fact. Thanks to Alien_Bob for these ISO files. If you do not want to download the 2 GB ISO then use Alien_Bob's script 'mirror-slackware-current.sh'to create your ISO & media of choice.

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

AngryAngry 01-02-2012 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildwizard (Post 4563564)
Do you want KDE? It's on disc 3, you can get by without it using xfce if you don't want to go for the 3rd disc

Ah, great I will get that disc too.
I tried a dos md5sum and it said no errors but files missing!?


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