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My Mandriva 2009 live cd freezes. How can I check the md5 sum? I suspect a download problem but can't find a checksum.

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The checksum is normally in a file located with the ISO that you downloaded. You can download the ISO, and also download the md5sum file also to compare it later.

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After you select the country from the drop-down list don't click on the links you see rather copy the link and paste it in your address bar. This should take you to a page with all the available Mandriva iso's and md5sum's.

 

You can correct the iso by using bittorrent. Grab the corresponding torrent from here: http://torrent.mandriva.com/public/ start the torrent, let it create the torrent folder then stop it. Next copy the corrupt iso to the folder the torrent created and in your bittorrent client force a recheck of the torrent. Only the missing corrupt pieces of the iso will be downloaded.

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You can correct the iso by using bittorrent. Grab the corresponding torrent from here: http://torrent.mandriva.com/public/ start the torrent, let it create the torrent folder then stop it. Next copy the corrupt iso to the folder the torrent created and in your bittorrent client force a recheck of the torrent. Only the missing corrupt pieces of the iso will be downloaded.

I didn't know this; does it really work like that? That is a very neat trick if one has a broken DVD-image (or any other large file) downloaded.

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Yep, one of the beauties or bittorrent. But it only works if there's a torrent of the same exact file you downloaded through ftp or http. That's a rare case but it is very applicable when it comes to Linux distribution isos.

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