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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Iso Images And Md5 Checksums

Posted by: HelzBelz Oct 2 2002, 11:43 PM

My computer seems to freeze as I try to verify the integrity of my downloaded ".iso" images using "md5sum.exe" (command line) or "md5GUI.exe" (windows).

I've tried to run the checksum through Win98SE and Win2k, without success. I get no status info, dialog or progress report.

Question 1: How long should such a verification take ? i.e. a few minutes or a few hours ? (ballpark figure... for a 700MB iso ...)

Question 2: Anyone with a better suggestion for MD5 software under Windoze ? (my CD-RW, unfortunately, is not installed within my Linux box...)


Thanks in advance.

Posted by: joey Oct 3 2002, 07:59 AM



verification shouldn't take long at all.

Posted by: HelzBelz Oct 4 2002, 06:54 AM


Thanks Joey !

The "Fsum" utility sure does the job, and covers many different formats (including MD5) !

Posted by: joey Oct 4 2002, 07:13 AM

Groovy! smile.gif

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