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Re: question md5sum


It could take 5 minutes or more to run the md5sum command depending
on your system. How much memory do you have? I check md5 checksums
quite often and I find that it can take a long time if you only have
say 256MB of RAM. Even 512MB on a DVD ISO can take quite a few
minutes. Are you downloading an ISO for a cd or a dvd? The DVD could
take 10 minutes or more if you only have 256MB. Also do you have a
newer CPU or older? While I find the total ammount of memory helps
much more an old CPU will slow things down also.

I have an AMD Barton 2500 CPU with 1GB or ram and it'll check 700MB
ISOs in as little as 30 seconds, DVD a few minutes. When it only had
512MB ram it took 5 to 6 times longer.

My suggestion is to run 'md5sum -b debian-file-image.iso' and just
let it run.

Good luck

On Mon, 31 Oct 2005, Falk-Andreas Höfer wrote:

> Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 19:32:50 +0100
> From: Falk-Andreas Höfer <falk-andreas.hoefer@gmx.de>
> To: debian-cd@lists.debian.org
> Subject: question md5sum
> Resent-Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 12:54:51 -0600 (CST)
> Resent-From: debian-cd@lists.debian.org
> i had some trouble downloading, which is why i wanted to check the images
> i tried both frm dos window (win xp) and as per ur suggestion start/run path md5sum -b filename and without option -b
> what happened is from shell window (i have winrar, registered for iso) a winrar window opened, nothing more
> and nothing for like 5 min even when specifiying a sngle iso file either frm start run or in shell
> so how the thing should i attempt to use ur funny sw to check  the sums offline frm jigdo ?
> some of the images i picked up were checked ok by jigdo.

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