MD5 for LMDE 2014 doesn't match [Solved]

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José Martínez
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MD5 for LMDE 2014 doesn't match [Solved]

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Hi. I've downloaded four different ISO files for LMDE 201403 Mate 32-bit (from diferent mirrors) from http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=99 and after getting their MD5 using GtKHash in LInux Mint 17 Mate I found that all of them have different MD5's and none of them match with the posted MD5 on the LMDE download web page (fa20dba24e4d321ad616b6037c06a79f.) At this point I haven't burnt any ISO image because of this. Can somebody tell me why is this happening? How I can be sure that the downloaded file is not corrupted or tampered with if the MD5 doesn't match? Thx. for any idea.
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Re: MD5 for LMDE 2014 doesn't match

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Try it from the command line (Terminal) like this...

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md5sum linuxmint-201403-mate-dvd-32bit.iso
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Re: MD5 for LMDE 2014 doesn't match

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As gtsfer says, try md5sum in the terminal.

With four downloads and four results, I'll hazard a guess that what's wrong is your download connection. Are the files four different sizes?

FWIW I use Opera for downloads. It's pretty reliable about showing when a download is properly completed, and offering a Resume function for dropped connections.
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You could try a download manager.
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I downloaded the same version in May from one of the mirrors using Opera 12.16 without problem. Miscalculations by gtkhash do not seem likely to me. Either you have serious problems with your internet connection or someone in the middle is delivering special files for you :wink:
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Re: MD5 for LMDE 2014 doesn't match

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Why not try downloading ISOs via torrents?
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Re: MD5 for LMDE 2014 doesn't match

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gtsfer wrote:Try it from the command line (Terminal) like this...

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md5sum linuxmint-201403-mate-dvd-32bit.iso
Thx. gtsfer. I deleted all the previus ISO images and got a fresh one and after getting the MD5 using the command line, as you suggested, it matched with the MD5 posted online (still I got a different MD5 using GtKhash: that app is gone from my computer now, something is wrong with it :-( From now on I will use the command line to check the MD5 of ISO images.
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Re: MD5 for LMDE 2014 doesn't match

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José Martínez wrote:still I got a different MD5 using GtKhash
Very strange. I just checked my downloaded iso again with GtkHash and it works correctly (same md5sum as yours of course).
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