Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ubuntu MD5SUM Hashes

Have you ever needed to check MD5SUM hashes of any downloaded file? Ubuntu ISOs can always be checked here:
After downloading your ISO file, you should always check it's MD5 hash:

$ md5sum Documentos/ISOs/lubuntu-12.10-desktop-*
bddb521817360540c0e54616427c003e  lubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso
a7fed6c40b4969d4a3c9c0a9ee228cf2  lubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso
You can read the lines above as follows:
1) MD5 hash for lubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso is bddb521817360540c0e54616427c003e
2) MD5 hash for lubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso is a7fed6c40b4969d4a3c9c0a9ee228cf2

With both hashes, access the page mentioned above and search for the name of ISO file. If the hash from the page is EXACTLY the same you got, so the file is okay, and you can make the correct use of it.

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