Command Line Tip - Verify Downloaded Files

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Ever wondered what that MD5sum and SHA1sum things are when you are downloading ISO images? Whether it's a Linux distro, or any other file, you might have seen these 'checksums' floating around.

Their purpose is to allow you to verify that you have a complete and uncorrupted copy of a file. If you can generate the same checksum with your copy of the file, then the file must be ...

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Fedora 9 Installation Troubles

I've been trying fruitlessly for the past few days trying to install Fedora 9 from the official i386 install DVD. The SHA1 sum validated fine, and I burned it to a new DVD-R disc.

On inserting it into the machine I was planning to install on, and then post my impressions here on FOSSwire from, I received two errors. The system boots from the isolinux menu without a problem ...

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Fedora 9 “Sulphur” Released

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The Fedora Project has announced the immediate release of Fedora 9, codenamed Sulphur.

The new release features the latest versions of the two desktop environments, GNOME 2.22 and KDE 4.0.3. In addition it also features PackageKit, a new graphical package manager built on top of the yum system, the latest Firefox 3 Beta 5 brower, a new upgrade system for upgrading to new releases of the distro ...

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