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Old 09-25-2004, 02:45 AM   #1
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Cant verify checksum off ISO file after downloading with Win XP Firefox


I am really new to this, so please bare with me. I have DL SUSE 9.1 Personal image file (.iso) from the website LQ ISO using the download tool in Firefox 1.0 on my Win XPSP1 laptop. I am supposed to verify the DL with MD5SUM. The DL went well but the file is automatically stored as a RAR file on my desktop. Is this okay? Then when I ran the MD5Sum file to verify the folder, I get an error which says the file is empty. Running Win RAR verifies that the ISO image file is there and I also checked with Nero and it detects the ISO image within the RAR compressed file. I increased the virtual mem on my Fujitsu P5010 to system managed, in cased the XP needs more ram to run MD5SUM on a 700 MB file. Am I doing something wrong here? Should I DL the file again? Why is the file being DL automatically as a WINRAR compressed file? How do I verify the ISO image?

Thank you very much for any pointers.
Old 09-25-2004, 07:12 AM   #2
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First it is NOT a RAR, only windows THINKS it's a RAR (I fell in that pit too, in the early years :+ )

Did you download the .md5 file?
Old 09-25-2004, 08:48 AM   #3
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I only downloaded the image file and recorded the checksum string next to it. I guess I was expecting to verify this string against the one that will be produced when I run the MD5sum app on the dl'ed file. Am I rite?


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