How to check MD5Sum?

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How to check MD5Sum?

Post by andydch » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:02 am

How to check MD5Sum?

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Re: How to check MD5Sum?

Post by richyrich » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:04 am

Where are you planning on checking it from ? within Windows ? or Mint ?

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Re: How to check MD5Sum? [Solved]

Post by andydch » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:32 am

richyrich wrote:Where are you planning on checking it from ? within Windows ? or Mint ?
i have windows & mint
but, it is solved now
i found small application to check MD5Sum.....

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Re: How to check MD5Sum?

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Re: How to check MD5Sum?

Post by linuxviolin » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:01 pm

In Linux there is a simpler solution, not in the guide. With the ISO image, download the file with the md5sum(s), for Mint it's the file "md5sum.txt" (you'll have to go on one of the servers/mirrors for downloading this file because the Mint download page gives the sum but doesn't propose the download of the file) but it has not always the same name (but it's a text file). Put it in the same folder than the ISO image then in a terminal, go to the folder where are the files and type:

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md5sum -c md5sum.txt
After some times depending the size of the ISO image, you'll obtain this:
thenameoftheimage = ok
Your image is good, if bad, hmm you know what you must do... :wink:

In the file md5sum.txt there are 3 lines for Main, Universal and x64. Before you type the command in the terminal you should remove the lines which does not concern you.

This method is simpler because you must not verify the sum *with your eyes*, it is very easy to do an error in this series of figures... :roll:

P.S.=If one day you download an ISO image and there is not a md5 file on the server but just the sum on the site, you can create a new text file and copy in it the sum then after two spaces, write the name of your image (with the extension and on the same line), save the file/changes and hop, you have a file to verify your ISO image...
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
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