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Old 03-08-2017, 06:21 AM   #1
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Verify your ISO ?


How do I "Browse a mirror" so that I can download the two files needed to verify the Mint 18.1 cinnamon 64 bit iso file that I have downloaded?

This page: https://linuxmint.com/verify.php

says download the files but not how to go about it. Thanks.
 
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Click the link for sha256sum.txt which should display a bunch of text in the web browser. On Chrome the download button looks like an elevator Down button. Clicking that will either put the file in your Downloads folder or ask you where to put it. Once you have the file you can copy it with your file browser.
 
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Originally Posted by lax luthier View Post
How do I "Browse a mirror" so that I can download the two files needed to verify the Mint 18.1 cinnamon 64 bit iso file that I have downloaded?

This page: https://linuxmint.com/verify.php

says download the files but not how to go about it. Thanks.
You can also goto the command-line and type:

Code:
md5sum name-of-iso-file-here
or

Code:
shasum name-of-iso-file-here
The md5sum is less secure than shasum.
 
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:34 AM   #4
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same place you downloaded it from?

Or open your pointy-clicky to

http://mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/stable/18.1
and get what you want.

Mint doesn't publish md5sum hash values because it doesn't rely on them.

Code:
sha256sum /path/to/mint.iso
or cd into the directory where the mint.iso is downloaded, likely Downloads, so in terminal, issue
Code:
cd Downloads
sha256sum -b mint.iso
Should yield one of these (appropriate to whatever you downloaded)
Code:
469b346800c71a60bd7204e03d4cc909c2dc1099f6fc1eaade320411f0fd2990 *linuxmint-18.1-cinnamon-32bit.iso
b99f4b98a1b41737ded072dc1a7060ca32224e23236074790d4fc86b51009e3c *linuxmint-18.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso
a478284343313cabc59fa8867a8e21a899a979665f273ab3a4e6a9641af284c1 *linuxmint-18.1-kde-32bit.iso
62e144db08600ab0be08bdd8489dfb615c401899af869fa0c29679bc866d9dc5 *linuxmint-18.1-kde-64bit.iso
6870a73d8e4667ed6799930be926c0e035e8596e1efc8bd399d7bd987dadae84 *linuxmint-18.1-mate-32bit.iso
b41c5258c03bd8fe4ecab5f1db33f4484bd1992ec306ea4bdde25fc7d6ea2f40 *linuxmint-18.1-mate-64bit.iso
44054c7cf5229d697570222608e352f5e247fcb8981683c871cf3c117c576e70 *linuxmint-18.1-xfce-32bit.iso
7dc167bd5e6e28641c8aaaf406bba46b1be2d472f85d1d86280ed80e19bb8462 *linuxmint-18.1-xfce-64bit.iso
Prove it yourself:
Code:
wget http://mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/stable/18.1/sha256sum.txt && cat sha256sum.txt
If it's not one of the above^^, rerun
Code:
sha256sum -b mint.iso
again and if it fails to produce one of the above sha256 hash sums,
delete the mint.iso and try a fresh download.

Code:
sha256sum -b mint.iso
Once you have verified the sha256 hash, it is verified.
the sha256sum.txt itself could be checked using
Code:
sha256sum sha256sum.txt
I show:
Code:
cb3e748ee036f299a4d41c7252f17cf609c80a2f33ba514f0fdd27a68a7befe2  sha256sum.txt
and the sha256sum.txt.gpg is
Code:
b7d2bba37620c50828741858ed4323412c833658d85f6651df65ff4b4eb2e857
all day long.

Last edited by Habitual; 03-08-2017 at 11:50 AM.
 
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