MD5 SUM issues

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MD5 SUM issues

Postby CtHManiac » Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:24 pm

So, I downloaded the nullriver WinMD5SUM, and all that happy jazz, but what do I do from there?

I entered in 'MD5SUM LinuxMint-5.iso' and it gives me the following

'md5sum' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Does this mean in didn't download?

This is two computers now I have had the same issue. D: help!

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Re: MD5 SUM issues

Postby Husse » Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:38 am

Well I think you are to input the md5sum somewhere in that program - not a command or such
Taken from memory - I think I used it in Win - entered the correct md5sum and the path to the iso, but memory could have failed me
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Re: MD5 SUM issues

Postby pluraldave » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:39 pm

I assume you downloaded it from here

The thing you downloaded is an installer. If you haven't already installed it navigate to the folder you downloaded it to and double click to start.

Follow the pretty standard windows install, selecting whatever options you like (start menu entry/desktop icon/whatever you want).

Start the program from your start menu item/desktop icon and a small popup box appears.

Click the [...] button next to the top field and navigate to the folder you downloaded the Mint .iso into.

Select the LinuxMint-5.iso file and the box turns completely white (looks like it's crashed - it hasn't). Wait for it to finish and the MD5 checksum for the file you are checking appears in the second field.

Check that against the checksum given on the download page. If they are the same burn the .iso to a CD/DVD depending on which version you downloaded, if they are different redownload the .iso.

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