fresh off the boat

Tab Gilbert tabbox at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 14:24:58 UTC 2005


Thanks everyone for information. 


On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 10:35:32 +0000 (GMT), Paul Sladen
<sounder at paul.sladen.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Tab Gilbert wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> > burned 15 discs - every speed, etc.
> 
> Are all the blank discs from the same batch and/or the same manufacturer?
> 
> > 15 times bad checksum - will not run
> > no MD5 check done- still have not figured that out but the Live CD
> 
> Run:
> 
>   md5sum hoary-install-*.iso
> 
> and compare that to the list of known correct md5sums in:
> 
>   http://archive.ubuntulinux.org/cdimage/daily/current/MD5SUMS  [*]
> 
> If they match, you know that the problem is later in the chain---something
> to do with the burning part.
> 
> If the two are different, you know that the problem is later is the
> chain---something to do with the downloading part.
> 
> > Is there something I am doing wrong?  Is it normal for a straight
> > download using linux to corrupt so often?  >200 GB downloaded/no MD5
> 
> It is most likely /not/ your fault.  I wouldn't expect any corruption at
> all unless caused by a physical artifact ...the physical network connection,
> the CD media, CD drive, faulty RAM or a dying hard-drive.
> 
> > The Ubuntu running now came from a Sir Bill system download.
> 
> Have you tried burning a CD using that same procedure?
> 
>         -Paul
> 
> [*] remember to grab the MD5SUMs file from the same directory (date) as the
>     CD ISO image you're downloading!
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