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Old 05-31-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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A couple questions

I have recently become interested in using linux and am in the process of downloading the Mandrake 10 Official iso's. I keep seeing links for a cd4, but they are all dead. I cant find it anywhere.

Also, next to many of the iso links, there are links for files called md5. Ive also read about mdk's. What are these things?

Thanks in advance for any response you may be able to provide.
Old 05-31-2004, 04:52 PM   #2
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You don't really need cd 4 - it's just extra software you can download from anywhere. MD5s are also called checksums - follow this link to find out how to use them. Basically, they will tell you if your download is successful or if the file you are downloading has been altered.
Old 05-31-2004, 05:02 PM   #3
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md5 is a file that contains checksums that verify the file is not fake or forged by hackers.

It works like this:
shell> md5sum <package>

for example
shell> md5sum mysql-standard-4.0.10-gamma-pc-linux-i686.tar.gz

The resulting checksum should match the one printed on the download page.

it's a guess, but you might not need the fourth ISO CD and you can install Mandrake from first 3 CDs. Normally other distros like Fedora or Redhat has multiple CDs and the "extra" last Cds contain rarely used programs.

from LinuxQuestions-forum I found this:
"Go in to your media sources and remove CD4 as an option and it shouldn't ask for it anymore."

So, please try search option next time before asking.
Old 06-04-2004, 02:47 PM   #4
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I md5's all checked out. I did end up finding the 4th cd, but during installation, it never even asked for it... weird.


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