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MD5SUM; Use it!

tforsberg's picture

Just a little reminder to help others out.  When downloading ISO images (or other files too), if a MD5SUM is given by the provider make note of it and test your download. 

I used to do this all the time 5 or 6 years ago.  I never had a bad dload.  So, over time I stopped checking the MD5SUM value.

This past week I lost at least 4 hours of my time due to a corrupted download.  If I would have taken the extra 2 minutes to check the MD5, I could have saved that time (not mention the multiple CD disks burned).

Remember, your time is valuable.  Better to take 2 to 5 minutes to verify a download, than to WASTE hours upon hours.



Alon Swartz's picture

Agreed, release verification is important

All TurnKey images are cryptographically signed so the integrity of the image can be verified. Details available here.

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