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[opensuse] Checksums, openSuSE downloads, md5sum
  • From: Verner Kjærsgaard <vk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 11:21:04 +0100
  • Message-id: <495C9910.7090206@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi list,


- I'm puzzled by md5sums. I've downloaded openSuSE11 (both 32 and 64 bit versions) and openSuSE11.1 (32/64 too).

- I get the same odd errors with 11 as with 11.1. This is my situation:

I try to verify the md5sum of openSuSE11(i386/32), it should be

ed6a5b3feb668866df812b1c2aed9d7f openSUSE-11.0-DVD-i386.iso

but using "md5sum openSUSE-11.0-DVD-i386.iso", I get:

a38623810009842eeb1542a2052cfc2d openSUSE-11.0-DVD-i386.iso

This, of course, is wrong. If I do a

"md5sum -c openSUSE-11.0-DVD-i386.iso", I get 500+ lines saying the this or that -rpm file could not be read, general i/o error or so"

Now if I burn an ISO DVD, it verifies correctly when doing the "check media" before installation (!). Installation starts fine, but in some cases breaks later on, but not always... I use K3B for burning, it reports a sound md5sum.

I downloaded the isos from mirrors and directly from SuSE too. I downloaded from two different locations, albeit to the same PC (my laptop). I stored the received files (during download) onto the harddisk and also onto a USB stick.

Same story. As you can tell, I've done quite a few downloads...All the downloaded files yield the same md5sum (using md5sum without the -c flag), never mind what media I store onto. And regardless of wherefrom and my method of downloading.

As of now, I'm not really able to install openSuSE11(1) to anything, as I can't seem to get this right.


The md5sums listed on the openSuSE web are (of course) correct

what's the correct and proper way of verifying the md5sums?

I used wget, firefox directly and a FF-extension called DownThenAll for downloading. What would be your recommendation?

And as always, thank you!

Med venlig hilsen/Best regards
Verner Kjærsgaard
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