md5sum on CD

Fernando Duran liberosec-FFYn/CNdgSA at
Mon Nov 21 20:32:36 UTC 2005

--- Moniz Family <john.moniz-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at> 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? 

Not exactly about checksums but if you want to test if
an iso image will boot, so that you don't have to burn
a disc with a bad image, you can use qemu:

For instance: qemu -cdrom image.iso -boot d 

Fernando Duran


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