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Post by damnhappy »

Hi All,
I have downloaded the iso twice, burned them successfully, then checked the integrity of the disk before I installed. Both times I got the message that "Checksum failed twice." Before I throw the disks out just want to make sure that means the disk is bad.
Thanks.
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Post by clem »

Hi,

It could be a bug... the verifier using some hardcoded md5sum from the Ubuntu Live CD... If you've checked the checksum yourself, I'd say the CD is fine. I'll look into that and make sure this won't happen again for the next releases.
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I have downloaded the iso twice, burned them successfully, then checked the integrity of the disk before I installed. Both times I got the message that "Checksum failed twice." Before I throw the disks out just want to make sure that means the disk is bad.
Thanks.


Excuse my ignorance, but how do you check the integrity using Checksum? After learning that, I want to learn how to use bit torrent.
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Post by clem »

in a terminal: md5sum LinuxMint-2.0.iso
the result should be: f56a393d8eb304a0647ec3b2fde8d207
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root wrote:in a terminal: md5sum LinuxMint-2.0.iso
the result should be: f56a393d8eb304a0647ec3b2fde8d207
I realize this is Linus 101, but in terminal do you just type in md5sum LinuxMint-2.0.iso?
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Post by clem »

well... provided you're in the right directory... :)

if you're not used to the terminal here are some useful commands:

- "pwd" shows you in which directory you are.
- "ls" shows you the directories (in blue) and the files from the directory you're in.
- "cd somedirectory" makes you go in that somedirectory..

When you get to the stage where ls shows you the file for the ISO.. you can call md5sum on it..
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Post by antiquexray »

root wrote:well... provided you're in the right directory... :)

When you get to the stage where ls shows you the file for the ISO.. you can call md5sum on it..
That worked, thanks. I'm learning; slowly, but I'm learning.
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Post by clem »

Don't rely on the CD checking feature, it doesn't work well. Check the sums yourself with md5sum.
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root wrote:Don't rely on the CD checking feature, it doesn't work well. Check the sums yourself with md5sum.
Hi there,
I also got a message about two checksums being wrong, but I ignored it and installed Linux Mint 2 anyway.
I can only admit that this a great distro. I have been testing it intensively for the last two days. I works fine.
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