md5sum on CD

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Mon Nov 21 19:43:05 UTC 2005

On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 02:29:10PM -0500, Moniz Family wrote:
> I'm having some problems burning CDs and am trying to check whether it's 
> the burner or the CDs. One of the things I'd like to do, but can't 
> figure out from the man pages, is to run an md5sum on the entire CD to 
> compare to the ISO image I downloaded. Is there a way to do this without 
> first making another ISO image from the CD? If so, would it give the 
> same result anyway?
> On a related note, I downloaded all 4 ISOs for Fedora Core 4, but none 
> of them had the same checksum as specified on the mirror site. I tried 
> downloading Disk 1 a second time and had the exact same (but incorrect) 
> checksum as the first try. I asked my neighbour to download Disk 1 and 
> he got the exact same (but incorrect) checksum as I did. Coincidence??? 
> Is it a common occurence for the checksum to be wrong, but consistent? I 
> think I tried different mirrors each time.

Well could be bad mirror, incorrect download method, bad download
program, broken md5 checker, etc.  Hard to say.  Maybe they just posted
the wrong md5 checksums.

Lennart Sorensen
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