Check Download Image Doesn't Make Sence

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Check Download Image Doesn't Make Sence

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I've downloaded and checked 5 different distros with no problems. I don't get it, but I did it. It was easy if you just follow the directions.

I follow the instructions on the Mint page and it doesn't make sense. It says to DL the image, and the sha256sum.txt and the sha256sum.txt.gpg files into the same directory.

Well, sorry, but you can't. Each version is a link, except the sha256sum.txt and the sha256sum.txt.gpg files. You can't DL them into the same directory because the link isn't a "link," it's a page.

They have a tutorial on this site. Instead of showing a different way, it links to this site, which tells you to DL the sha256sum.txt and the sha256sum.txt.gpg files into the same directory. You can't download it to the directory.

What are you supposed to do? I don't understand how your supposed to download something that you can't download?

Thank you,
Chris.

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Re: Check Download Image Doesn't Make Sence

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happydog500 wrote:Each version is a link, except the sha256sum.txt and the sha256sum.txt.gpg files. You can't DL them into the same directory because the link isn't a "link," it's a page.
Sounds like you're opening the files right in your browser rather than saving them. Instead, right-click on each of the links to the sha256sum.txt and the sha256sum.txt.gpg files, and select the "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." or whatever menu option your particular browser offers to save the files.

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happydog500 wrote:I've downloaded and checked 5 different distros with no problems. I don't get it, but I did it. It was easy if you just follow the directions.

I follow the instructions on the Mint page and it doesn't make sense. It says to DL the image, and the sha256sum.txt and the sha256sum.txt.gpg files into the same directory.

Well, sorry, but you can't. Each version is a link, except the sha256sum.txt and the sha256sum.txt.gpg files. You can't DL them into the same directory because the link isn't a "link," it's a page.

They have a tutorial on this site. Instead of showing a different way, it links to this site, which tells you to DL the sha256sum.txt and the sha256sum.txt.gpg files into the same directory. You can't download it to the directory.

What are you supposed to do? I don't understand how your supposed to download something that you can't download?

Thank you,
Chris.
Right click the url that starts the download of the .iso you are wanting. Click "Copy Link Address". Then open new browser tab. Then paste the url into the address bar. Then *DELETE* the .iso part of the url. For example after pasting the copied link into the url it will look like this:

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http://mirrors.kernel.org/linuxmint//stable/18/linuxmint-18-mate-64bit.iso
delete the .iso part upto the next / now it should look like this:

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http://mirrors.kernel.org/linuxmint//stable/18/
Now hit enter to navigate to that url. There you will see the sha256sum.txt and the sha256sum.txt.gpg

Hope that helps.

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I downloaded it from a torrent. Doesn't work to paste url. I looked up to see if I could find other directions. One page when describing the process says, "This is where things get a bit tricky."
Glad I found that. I thought it was all me. Looks like even Linux geeks use the term "tricky" in describing checking a Downloaded image.

I can't imagine why the community would make a basic thing like checking a disc such a "tricky" thing.

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after searching for an hour on the internet, looks like quite a few people are having difficulty checking there discs. Again, not sure why anyone would make such an important thing purposely almost impossible to do.

You'd think such an important thing, there would be a graphical program to check a disc, if there is no accurate instructions in an hour of searching.

Guess I could always buy one and wait a week or so to install. Hate to do that and have it not work with my hardware.

Chris.

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Post by Rosko »

I found this post by rene very helpful, I had to read through it a couple of times and kept it open as a guide while I did the checking. In the end it was less confusing than it looks and for something as important as verifying an OS it was worth the trouble (imo).

viewtopic.php?p=1180346#p1180346

Hope it helps.

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