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Old 08-02-2006, 10:44 PM   #1
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Is MD5 Checksum enough?

Matching MD5 Checksums mean the info downloaded to my pc is valid. Now, CD's must be burned. How would you know if the valid download was invalidated via the burning process?
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If you burn it using K3B, you can tell it to compute a checksum on the burned data as well to verify that it was written properly.

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You can also issue this command to make sure the md5 sums match:
md5sum /dev/cdrom
This is, of course, assuming that your CD drive is actually /dev/cdrom and the cd is in the tray. It could also be something like /dev/hdc or /dev/hdb


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