Verifying integrity of LiveCD?
On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 9:40 PM, Jeremy Katz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 18:32 -0700, Andrew Farris wrote:
> > Oisin Feeley wrote:
> > > What is the preferred way to verify the integrity of the various
> > > LiveCDs available for the F9-Sulfur beta? I tried to test the
> > > i686-LiveCD and was unsure whether its failure to boot was due to a
> > > corrupt burn and/or download. There seems to be no sha1sum or md5sum
> > > available on the prerelease page to enable a quick check of the ISO
> > > image.
> > SHA1SUMS is available on the mirrors, it just is not linked directly from the
> > download (mirror redirect) page.
> > http://mirror.lib.ucdavis.edu/fedora/linux/releases/test/9-Beta/Live/i686/
> The live images, like the traditional install isos, also have an
> embedded md5sum that can be checked. Either select the 'Verify and
> Boot' option from the syslinux menu or you can install the isomd5sum
> package and run checkisomd5 manually
Thanks Andrew and Jeremy. I apologize for not experimenting a bit
further before posting that query. In the meantime I discovered the
"Verify and Boot" option (which gave me a FAIL)
I also checked the directory that the bittorrent download created and
found the attached SHA1SUM which confirmed that the ISO image on my
harddrive is fine.
[ush@localhost ~]$ cd Fedora-9-Beta-Live-i686/
[ush@localhost Fedora-9-Beta-Live-i686]$ sha1sum -c SHA1SUM
So I guess my burn process is corrupted.
Thanks for the help and apologies for not checking those out first.
I've become used to seeing SHA1SUMs on websites offering downloads so
it threw me a bit when it wasn't there.
OK, on with the testing.
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