[svlug] any south bay retail source for Cheapbytes or similar distro CDs?

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Thu Nov 8 15:37:01 PST 2001


on Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 06:26:53PM -0500, Bryan-TheBS-Smith (b.j.smith at ieee.org) wrote:
> Jeffrey Siegal wrote:
> > Is there possible to do an md5sum on such a CD and match that up against
> > the md5sum for the .iso files?  If so, can someone explain how to do it?
> 
> Here's the physical CD side of the equation:
> 
>    dd if=/dev/cdrom | md5sum
> 
> If you want to script it (in a bash script), here's an example:
> 
>    if [ `dd if=/dev/cdrom | md5sum` != `md5sum %1.iso` ]; then
>       echo "Bad CD"
>    else
>       echo "Good CD"
>    done

Interesting.  I'm finding a mismatch for the LNX-BBC published md5sum
and my own disk:

    disk:        ad6ef17ff8145595728f9fafb7ae495e 
    lnxbbc.org:  2f87c9e823d44c65da95181cd3e77f4e

Peace.

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