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brad2thebone

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MD5 from wiki link does not match the download...
« on: September 21, 2007, 05:18:09 am »
I originally tried the 3 CD method, with no luck. (I get the Grub 1.5 loading error after Kubuntu install).

Then I tried two downloads of the DVD, the second one got me to Checkpoint 480,000 or so before giving me

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gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

So I decided to do what most people would have already done: run the checksum. I downloaded a small file called md5.exe, and none of the checksums match. Not even the one I was linked to from the "Official Torrent" at linuxmce.org (the other was a random torrent search).

So, before I try to reburn this DVD (or worse yet, re-download it), does anyone have any recommendations? Why doesn't the checksum match for the official torrent file!?


Thanks for the help,
noob

64 x2 6400+
TF7050-M2
Installing to WD IDE HDD

atreidae

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Re: MD5 from wiki link does not match the download...
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 05:21:11 pm »
If you grabbed the ISO off mirror.chibiko.net its dodgy, I have had a report that if you use the iso on my site as a base for a torrent, the torrent client will re download the dammaged parts.

brad2thebone

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Re: MD5 from wiki link does not match the download...
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 05:22:25 pm »
Okay, so where can I find a link to a DVD ISO that isn't damaged?

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Re: MD5 from wiki link does not match the download...
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2007, 03:24:55 am »
I went for the "quick" DVD download which only seems to be available via slow services apart from the chibiko. When I actually ran it it seemed more trouble than it was worth and it was suggested to me that using the 3 CD method was the most reliable. The mirror (0704) http://kubuntu.org/~jriddell/linuxmce/ has no errors and I got mine at 8meg so happy days.

It doesn't take that long to load it all anyway (which however long is less time than it takes to download the DVD!) and you do have the benefit of a supposedley fully updated installation. I would suggest this given my own and other peoples trouble with the DVD download. Its just a shame I can't get the video drivers to work!

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Re: MD5 from wiki link does not match the download...
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2007, 03:43:52 am »
Regardless of checksum discrepancies, I have been able to successfully install Kubuntu from the live CD. Now I am focusing on fixing the next of my probelms:

1) nVidia Driver (7050/630a)
2) and more urgently my Ralink chipset wifi, which should help with #1

In case anyone stumbles on this with disc install issues, part of my problem with previous install attempts was due to a faulty IDE cable on the boot drive which caused a NO DISC error after I had unknowingly performed a complete Kubuntu Live install. It appears my disc burning was not as bad as I had thought. And I didn't download of the chibiko mirror.