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How to validate Debian woody CDs?


a friend of mine recently bought some Debian woody CDs.
Because the CDs do not look very official she wants to
verify that these are really Debian CDs and not something

I suggested to her to compare the output of

    md5sum /dev/cdrom

with the corresponding values from


Is this a good way to check wheter the CDs are official
Debian CDs?

The result was that the checksums did match for CD #1, but
did NOT match for the remaining CDs.  When she asked the
dealer he told her, that this does not indicate a problem,
but could be caused by "additional bits at the beginning or
end of the CD".  Does this make sense?


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