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Tyir 09-29-2003 09:52 PM

using iso.md5 and iso.md5.asc
I just downloaded Knoppix, and it came with three files, the .iso, and iso.md5 and iso.md5.asc.

I assumed the two little ones are correctness(sorry for that word) checkers, like .cue files, but I cant find any documentation on how to use them


michaelk 09-29-2003 10:12 PM

The iso.md5 file contains the md5 checksum. You can compare this value to one that is calculated using your downloaded file. If the values match you are 99% guaranteed the downloaded iso file is good.

Not sure what the .asc file is supposed to be.

md5sum application for windows.

baremacho 10-15-2003 03:53 AM

how to use the md5sum.exe?

win32sux 07-11-2004 12:45 AM

to use an .asc file to verify a package's integrity, you need to have gnupg installed...

also, remember that gnupg and md5sum don't perform the same function...

here's some links:

and if you wanna have a gnupg party:


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