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Old 10-21-2004, 12:00 PM   #1
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MD5 errrors downloading Mandrake 10.1C

Thank you everyone for all of the great info here. So as a first post after much lurking, I have to ask my requisite stupid newbie question...

After dabbling with FC2, I am now trying MDK 10.1 Community. I downloaded the iso files and the md5.asc files to my XP machine. I use PGP 8 to check decrypt/verify the .asc file, giving me a .md5 file. I then use md5summer ( a neat md5 utility) to verify the checksums. It verifies the 3 iso files, but then gives errors on the .asc file and the .md5 file that are all in the same folder. I should also note that PGP says the key is invalid, so I downloaded the keys directly from the Mandrake site. PGP still says the key is invalid, but at least I know where I got it.

I could probably just ignore this and hope for the best, but after learning about md5 and pgp, I'd like to know what the problem is. Google and a search here have not elicited anything. So, any thoughts would be much appreciated.


Old 10-21-2004, 12:12 PM   #2
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Erm, last time I downloaded and burned under windows, I d/l'd the iso's, then the md5sum file (not the one called ascii or whatever, just md5.

You should be able to print off the md5, and it "Should" give you either an md5 for each iso (that's if there's an md5 file for each iso or if it's just the one md5 sum file, it should have all 3 md5 numbers for all three iso's).

Not sure why you'd use pgp or whatever.

Then you open the md5summer app, and you want to "create sums" - i.e. dig through until you've got the iso that you want to check, highlight it and then hit the create sums button.

You should (in theory) then have the md5 sum for the iso that you're checking and it should match the number in the md5sum file that you d/l'd from the mirror.

If it don't, then re-download, if it does, then you can burn the iso image and you should be ready to install.

Should the number not match, you could still burn the iso, but it'd probably have corrupted sections/files and if it's something that you can't get through updating etc then that wouldn't be of any use!


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Md5 errors checking Mandrake 10.1C


I have the same error: the md5sum of the three ISO files do match, but not the one for the little file ...md5.asc containing the md5sum signatures.
I checked on other ftp sites and the content of the md5.asc file was always the same: the signature of the file itself did not match.
Many thanks for any help


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