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Re: Debian 6 uninstallable?

On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 06:06:34AM EST, Camaleón wrote:


> For small images (netiso) I do not tend to verify the checksum

I just did one.. takes about five seconds to generate the checksum. 

And since the checksum is going to end up very different even for a lost
bit or so.. you can tell at glance whether it's right or not.

> media, but for bigger files (CD or DVD sets) I do, just to discard any 
> problem with the burning proccess. 

I usually run md5sum a second time against the medium after burning and
it only takes a few seconds:

  # mount /dev/sdc /media
  # cd /media
  # md5sum -c md5sum.txt

But then, the only good it ever did me was to reveal some kind of bug
with md5sum.txt and the install CD not being in sync'.. :-)

Just did one with Linux Mint 10 Ubuntu version.. and I've wasted about
an hour trying to figure out why I have files listed in md5sum.txt that
do not even exist..!

I guess I should've downloaded the debian-based version instead.. 


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