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Bad CD/Good CD? solved

Postby big_dog1968 on Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:22 pm

Is there a thread explaining, how to verify an installation CD after you burn from Windows? I saw that there are programs, but they seem to be command line programs and I have not clue what I am supposed to be looking for to begin with. I keep hearing md5sum...etc, but don't know how to use/do this from windows or what to look for.

I had another thread going on as to why I have only intermittantly successful boots and verifying the disk was suggested.
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Re: Bad CD/Good CD?

Postby Husse on Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:13 am

One of the really bad things about Windows is the lack of tools for verifying downloads and you rarely see a md5sum for a Win download, while it is the norm in Linux - it's also checked in the tools used for installing
Downloading such a large file as an ISO can easily result in a corrupt file
I'm not claiming that this is the best md5checker
http://www.downloadjunction.com/product ... index.html
And note it's the md5sum of the entire ISO you compare with the sum on the download page
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Re: Bad CD/Good CD?

Postby big_dog1968 on Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:40 am

The download link was broken on this site, Husse, but I found another: http://www.md5summer.org
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