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MD5SUM; Use it!

Todd Forsberg'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.

HTH,

Todd

Alon Swartz's picture

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

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