How to verify iso images in Linux

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How to verify iso images in Linux

Post by crosscourt » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:42 pm

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Re: How to verify iso images in Linux

Post by tlmiller » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:21 pm

Odd that they didn't also cover md5, yes it's not as secure and accurate but still heavily used.

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Post by crosscourt » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:33 pm

Same here that they didnt cover md5.
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Re: How to verify iso images in Linux

Post by dai_trying » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:01 pm

I always save my hashes to a file so I can use the -C option to give me a simple yes/no answer, although usually when there is a SHASUM file it has many hashes for the different architectures or DE versions so have to be edited to remove the unwanted ones, I also rename then to the same name as the iso but with a sha256sum suffix (or md5 or whatever) to keep them listed together when looking through the filesystem.

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