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Old 03-26-2005, 10:16 AM   #1
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arch iso md5sum check in windows

hey all, I am currently forced to use a windows xp box to download the arch 0.7 iso and its md5sum file. My trouble is that I cannot find a checker for winblows that will check the arch-0.7.md5sum file, they all say something along the lines of the file not being valid.
The install CD I burned off spits out this error when it loads up:

isolinux: disk error 80, AX = 4206, drive 9F
Boot Failed: press any key to retry...

I need to know if this is because of a corrupt .iso
Has anybody else had to deal with this? Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 03-27-2005, 05:28 AM   #2
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Sounds to me like the image was corrupted.
There is a Windows console application at

Run it on the file and compare the checksum.
I once burned the file even though it didn't have the same check sum and it didn't work...

So most likely the image didn't download right.

chears Jonathan
Old 03-27-2005, 11:22 AM   #3
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YAY! the checksum said that it was alright, after reading your post I downloaded the .iso again the new one also checked ok but this one worked! I am now installing arch linux. Thank you very much.

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