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Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy SOLVED

Post by wind_rose_2 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:39 am

Newby alert!
Currently running Mint Cinnamin 18.3 and wanted to load the new 19.2 so l followed the directions in the Linux Mint Guide, l have managed to download and saved the the file to a CD using the XFBURN burner.
I am wanting to verify the burn ....and again following the directions l am told to "Create a directory called "ISO" in your home directory"
When they ask create a directory do they mean create a file in the Home directory? Because that is what l have done, l then added the two additional files, sha256sum.txt and sha256sum.txt.gpg to that file so l now have the three required elements in a file called ISO.
I have then opened a Terminal and this is the result..
dave@linuxmint18 ~ $ cd
dave@linuxmint18 ~ $ cd ISO
bash: cd: ISO: No such file or directory
dave@linuxmint18 ~ $ sha256sum -b *.iso
What am l doing wrong?
I must apologize for asking as it is obviously something l am doing wrong but l have not been able to locate a solution on the forum.
Last edited by wind_rose_2 on Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:31 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy

Post by deepakdeshp » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:17 am

mkdir ISO will make ISO directory.
https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
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I am using Mint 19.2 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy

Post by Moem » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:55 am

wind_rose_2 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:39 am
When they ask create a directory do they mean create a file in the Home directory? Because that is what l have done, l then added the two additional files, sha256sum.txt and sha256sum.txt.gpg to that file so l now have the three required elements in a file called ISO.
If your thing that's called ISO can contain files, then it is itself not a file but a folder or directory (two names for the same thing). A file is something like a picture or a document. A folder or directory is the place where they are kept.
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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy

Post by ninemen » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:54 am

ok don't mess it up be calm it's very easy.You have made a nice choice of verifying the iso it gives peace to heart really!!
1. make a new folder and name it ISO in your home directory
2. COPY ALL THREE FILES IN IT
3. RUN THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS

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cd
cd ISO
sha256sum -b *.iso
now wait as it is calculating,and follow below steps
now open sha256sum.txt file and it will contain numbers alongside distro/desktop name & version
now you will see some numbers in terminal and match them with the numbers in text file alongside desktop you chose
if they match ,Done
ok this is very easy
in reality you just have to download iso and navigate to that place using terminal and then run the command sha256... and replace the * with iso name if multiple iso are in that folder and you will get the output them compare it with the text file.
Mark it solved

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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy

Post by wind_rose_2 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:59 am

deepakdeshp wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:17 am
mkdir ISO will make ISO directory.
https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
Nowhere in the link you provided does it mention the mkdir command...i have opened the terminal and inserted the command but where do l now locate the iso directory l have made? i can not locate it in my HOME files only the folder l had previously made. Assuming l have created this directory l will then place the 3 specific files into it before l proceed..correct?

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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy

Post by wind_rose_2 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:02 am

ninemen wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:54 am
ok don't mess it up be calm it's very easy.You have made a nice choice of verifying the iso it gives peace to heart really!!
1. make a new folder and name it ISO in your home directory
2. COPY ALL THREE FILES IN IT
3. RUN THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS

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cd
cd ISO
sha256sum -b *.iso
now wait as it is calculating,and follow below steps
now open sha256sum.txt file and it will contain numbers alongside distro/desktop name & version
now you will see some numbers in terminal and match them with the numbers in text file alongside desktop you chose
if they match ,Done
ok this is very easy
in reality you just have to download iso and navigate to that place using terminal and then run the command sha256... and replace the * with iso name if multiple iso are in that folder and you will get the output them compare it with the text file.
Mark it solved
I had done all that and pasted a copy of my results (from Terminal) but apparently that does not work and as mentioned in an other reply l hve to use the terminal and the mkdir command....which l have now done but am unable to find the new directory.

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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy

Post by Larry78723 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:25 am

The new folder will be under /home/yourusername
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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy

Post by wind_rose_2 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:54 am

Larry78723 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:25 am
The new folder will be under /home/yourusername
That is what l had surmised but the folder is not there...shall l try it again?

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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy

Post by Larry78723 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:06 am

Open a terminal and input the following command

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mkdir ISO
If you get an error message, please post it in your reply.
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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy

Post by wind_rose_2 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:29 am

OK l think l have got it! I have cross checked to sums and they are identical....Thanks to all ..now where do l mark it as resolved??

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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy SOLVED

Post by ninemen » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:04 am

KUDOS JUST EDIT THE TITLE AS [SOLVED] IN BEGINNING

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Re: Downloading Mint Cinnamin 19.2 and verifying copy SOLVED

Post by Moem » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:27 am

ninemen wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:04 am
KUDOS JUST EDIT THE TITLE AS [SOLVED] IN BEGINNING
That's been done, as you can see. Please don't write in all caps, thank you!
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