Suggestion: md5sums for installation ISOs

Discussion in 'General' started by MagicRobot, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. MagicRobot

    Aug 10, 2010
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    On my first ever attempted install of elastix, my installation complained that it could not find the kernel image. I discovered that my downloaded iso was corrupted and this was easily fixed with a re-download. However, I did waste a cd before I found this out.

    I suggest that all of the installation ISOs also be published, in a highly visible place, with an md5sum so that we can verify the data before wasting an install disc.

    It only takes an extra couple of seconds to compute per ISO, which I believe is well worth the convenience factor.

    (Real) Example:
    6a7da58dc32b7a99094a23bd5a63535c Elastix-2.0.1-i386-bin-07Aug2010.iso

    Hell, even a sticky on the forum with the current version of md5sums would be better than nothing.

    Your guys' thoughts?
  2. dicko

    Oct 24, 2008
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    I agree about the "highly visible" bit, they are however available at the mother-lode

    To compute the md5sum of any file just for example from a shell (assuming some sort of posix compliant OS , windoze doesn't count :) ) :-

    md5sum <image_name.iso>

    I made your post "sticky" for all.

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