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

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

On 15/10/2008, Bas Roufs <basroufs at> 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':
> 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:
> But the 'md5 hash' codes for Intreprid have not yet been published on
> this page. So, I already filed an update request:
> 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

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

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