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Re: Checking the md5sum of a burned CD

On 2009-03-19_16:33:50, T o n g wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:06:55 -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> >> So the CD itself and checkisomd is all you need to verify it, even
> >> after several years, and you've forgot where you put its original
> >> md5sum. . .
> > 
> > I think you are misunderstanding the situation, or perhaps, I
> > misunderstand what you intend to say. Computing a checksum, does not, by
> > itself, verify the correctness of the CD. . . But an
> > md5sum of a CD, alone, is useless.
> Maybe some more readings, if you care, can help change your thinking. 
> - Do you know that on RedHat's cd boot menu, there is an entry to verify 
> the integrity of CD?
> - Do you know how they did it?

I think I will choose to believe that I misunderstood what you said.

Paul E Condon           

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