Jaunty Jackalope (RESOLVED)
James Michael Fultz
croooow at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 03:55:24 UTC 2009
* NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> [2009-11-02 19:32 -0800]:
> And I've just now proven myself wrong :-( The md5sum of the CD matches
> that of the iso. So apologies to the list, and to John Graddy. I'll
> still see if I can find the thread tomorrow, but mea culpa & apologies
> to all.
Well, at least you've gotten me onto something I need to investigate.
Experience has told me that the MD5 has should match for all copies of
an error-free download, file copy, and CD burn. I was going to
demonstrate this when I found that they didn't for my copies of
Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit which I'd downloaded using BitTorrent.
$ wget -q -O - http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/ubuntu-releases/karmic/MD5SUMS
$ md5sum -b ubuntu-9.10-desktop-amd64.iso
$ md5sum -b /dev/cdrom
What on earth?! Yes, I've checked another mirror as well. Also
downloaded the .torrent file again, and Transmission verifies the ISO
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