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Old 06-14-2016, 04:51 PM   #1
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Want To Check MD5 on Another Partition, DVD, SSD

I have a duel boot, with Win 10 and Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon. I have my ISO file on my windows drive.

When I boot into Linux, how can I check the MD5 on another partition? I read in the user manual to;

If you run any version of Linux you probably already have the md5sum program
installed. Open a terminal and “cd” to the directory where your ISO file is (for instance, if
“linuxmint.iso” is on the Desktop), open a terminal and type:

cd ~/Desktop
md5sum linuxmint.iso

I type the in the path (to the ISO on my computer that's way to long) and it gives me this;

bash: cd: -/: invalid option
cd: usage: cd [-L|[-P [-e]] [-@]] [dir]
xxxxxxxnamexxxxxx ~/Desktop $

Can I check the ISO on a windows partition, in Mint?

Kind of a P.S. I have few different discs, I know one was checked, but I can't remember if the others have.
I (re)installed a couple days a go and can't remember what disc I used. I have the ISO file on the Windows Partition, the DVD Disc, and a Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon installed on the SSD.

How, or can I, check each one that it's OK?

Thank you,


Thank you, Chris.
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If you have already mounted the windows drive then you should be able to use cd to get to the subdirectory that has the iso file. Then run it.

Or you could add in the full path.

I guess it is possible that your user may need elevated permissions but that should only be to mount the hard drive I'd think. md5sum ought to be a tool that a common user can use. If not sudo md5sum then.
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Boot the media. Choose "Check Disk Integrity"[1]


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