Is this the correct MD5sum-code for my Kubuntu 8.10 iso file?

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 11:34:31 BST 2008


On 15/10/2008, Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear everybody
>
> Some hours ago, I downloaded via 'KTorrent' an i386 iso file for Kubuntu
> 8.10 beta. Before burning the live CD and installing Intreprid on an
> empty partition, I would like to check the integrity of the downloaded
> iso file. So, I checked the instruction page on 'MD5SUM':
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes
> Following the instructions on that page, I opened a terminal and did the
> MD5SUM check. This is the code that came out:
>
> b054fd985294c80dcd6400fede533c72  kubuntu-8.10-beta-desktop-i386.iso
>
> (I exactly copied this code from the terminal, including the empty space
> between '..c72' and 'kubuntu..'. )
>
> As usual in similar situations, I went to this page to check whether
> this is the right MD5SUM code:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes
>
> But the 'md5 hash' codes for Intreprid have not yet been published on
> this page. So, I already filed an update request:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-website/+bug/283667
> That's why would appreciate one or a few other forum members to also
> carry out the 'MD5SUM check' at the same iso file. Pls. let me now
> whether your MD5SUM code is the same as the one above.
>
> I have downloaded my iso file from an Ubuntu mirror in The Netherlands.
> May be you can do the MD5SUM check from the same iso file, but
> downloaded from one or a few other mirrors.
>
> Thanks, respectfully Yours,
>
> Bas Roufs.
>

while checking the MD5 sum of a downloaded file is a very important
step, you don't actually need it in torrent downloads, since torrents
have their own unique way of calculating hashes for the pieces
downloaded.

-- 
Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computers and Billy Net.



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