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To whom it may concern:

This is a sample of mails that have been on the debian users list over the past two days. I have had exactly the same problems. I felt that you should have the right to hear the complaints and do whatever you felt needed to be done to make this right. As you can see I am also sending this to the list. The notes below are from Eric Hanchrow, Chris Pererson, and Gary Jones. I am sorry if I left anyone out. Please let me know and I will fix it. Ray

I've no objections if you want to use my mail. I didn't get my CDs 
direct from them so any refund I was due would probably have to come from 
them. TBH its not the money I mind (3 pounds sterling each or so) 
its the aggravation I've had as a result, and I don't think they can 
refund that. 

Yes, I apparently have the same problem. I bought Debian 2.2 CD-Rs from 
Cheapbytes and Setup complains about missing rescue floppies. blah... I 
guess that's $$ down the drain. 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Hanchrow" <offby1@blarg.net> 
To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>; <debian-boot@lists.debian.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 8:53 PM 
Subject: Anyone else have CheapBytes CD trouble? 

> I just received my Debian 2.2 CDs from Cheapbytes -- 3 binary 
> CD-ROMS.  I could not boot off the first one (the installation program 
> complained that it couldn't mount the rescue image). 
> I decided to run `md5sum' on each file on the CD-ROM, and compare its 
> output with the file /cdrom/md5sum.txt.  I was surprised to find that 
> they differed.  Here's how I did it: 
>         (cd /cdrom; find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum) 
> Here's one file whose sum isn't what the md5sum file says it should be 
> (there are many other such files): 
> 7eea9e34469920cf5b3de06e527186bb 
> dc8e866f3a26cfa8a38f15d328519c92 
> Some of the files seem to be random data; one file whose name ends in 
> `.tgz' is actually text. 
> Has anyone else had this problem? 

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