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Old 10-25-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
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Question ok whats with all this ISO. md5 stuff

OK so ive been out of the loop for a year; so shoot me.
OK here is the question what is all this md5 stuff, do i need it for anything?
all i want to do is DL the ISO images so i can install to a new system but the ISO
list now has three entries for an ISO; Well here ill let the list do my explaining for me.


slackware-9.1-install-d1.iso.md5} So What the heck are these for an do i need em for the install?

Sorry to be so brain dead.

Old 10-25-2003, 04:54 PM   #2
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the actual file is the *.iso

the md5 is a checksum file. That means that when you download both files you can run a program that the calculates the iso's checksum and compare it with the md5 file to make sure there were no errors during your download.
Old 10-25-2003, 05:52 PM   #3
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Cool that works for me.
Thanks for the info Misel.


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