What does the DVD media check if installing a new Fedora version? / Proposal

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Fri Aug 13 15:31:08 UTC 2010

Once upon a time, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> said:
> You can also run sha256sum /dev/cdrom and compare the result with the 
> published checksums.

IIRC, you can in some cases get the wrong value with that due to padding
(but it has been a while since I tried that, so that may not be a
problem now).  If you are looking at the master or mirror directory, you
could use dd to only read the right number of bytes from the disk and
pipe the output to sha256sum.

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
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