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Md5 Sum

Postby Steven_J2 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:36 pm

Hi there. I am currently running Mint 5 xfce but wish to swap to gnome version. I have recently downloaded the Gnome version using Torrent. However, before I install Gnome version, I want to check the MD5Sum. I think I can just download this of the main website, correct? But then what do I do?

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Re: Md5 Sum

Postby celtic426 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:55 am

I'm not sure how to answer your question, but you don't have to do a total reinstall to get xfce. You can download the xfce enviroment with apt-get and then choose that sessions from the logon menu.

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Re: Md5 Sum

Postby squigglethecow » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:58 pm

AFter downloading the ISO you want to install you'll have to load it into a MD5 Sum program to see that ISO's CHeck sum (or whatever its called)

THen, you will have to go to the linux mint website and find what number it SHOULD be, and copy and paste it into the MD5 Sum program, then click 'compare'

If they are the same, your good to go.

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Re: Md5 Sum

Postby Old Marcus » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:15 am

Open up a terminal window and in it type:

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cd 'directiory of mint gnome .iso'

Without the quotes, then type:

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md5sum LinuxMint-5-r1.iso

This should give you the md5sum of your download, then paste the md5sum from the website below it and compare them yourself. It shouldn't be too hard and you should notice if there are any errors.
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