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Old 04-26-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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Red face md5sum error of a completely downloaded debian ISO

Dear Friend,

I have downloaded debian-6.0.1a-i386-DVD-4.iso completely. It's size is showing that it is completely downloaded.

4686237696 Mar 22 21:02 debian-6.0.1a-i386-DVD-4.iso
But when I am checking its md5sum is giving the value following


but the original md5sum value is


Now how to rectify this corrupt ISO file without RE-DOWNLOADING.. becoz it is too large... pls advise.....pls give complete command...
Here i want to mention that torrent is not allowed in my office.

Thanks in advance

Raju Chal
Old 04-26-2011, 02:29 AM   #2
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You can download the regular iso-cd, which is less than 700MB. That way as you install it doesn't have to do as many updates.
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please post the command you used to check the md5sum?
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There is no way to tell from the hash where the error is. If browsing the DVD it seems OK, you could try installing from it. If a package doesn't install properly, install it from the web.

A couple times I had a similar problem due to drive errors. I downloaded the web install image and used that to install instead. It would be even smaller than a CD.
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did you use the b flag?
md5sum -b file.iso
Old 04-28-2011, 12:08 AM   #6
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Corrupt Debian ISO md5sum

[rajuchal@thalab1-cabin debian]$ md5sum -b debian-6.0.1a-i386-DVD-4.iso
da9bd20d07ae9f31671fc0faacf0cb8e *debian-6.0.1a-i386-DVD-4.iso
[rajuchal@thalab1-cabin debian]$

The same corrupted md5sum is generated.....I don't think
whatever reply has come....are optimum/expected solution...
Pls give more suggestions...
Thank you

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