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Re: md5sum and 3.1_r0a debian sarge

On Sat, 2005-09-10 at 06:59 +0200, John Que wrote:
> Hello, 
>  I am a newbie to Debian.
> I had downloaded the dvd iso for debian:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/i386/iso-dvd
> This site is condisered the primary CD image server
> according to http://www.debian.org.
> (I downloaded it through http because there was some problem with my
> bittorent client; I know that 
> bittorent/jigdo is recommnded)
> Now there were 2 strange things:
> It says there that its size is 4.7 GB.
> However , the downloaded file was only 2.2 G.
> Also when I went to other mirror sites  and click that file,
> when getting to the "save as" dialog it was 2.2 G
> Second, the md5 sum of that file did not correspond to  that of the
> file.
> Can it be that the wrong file is on the site? 

It's possible, but doubtful. My guess is that your download just got
interrupted at some point, leaving you with half a DVD. You may want to
use a download manager to retrieve the ISO image so that if it is
interrupted, you will be able to easily resume the download.


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