You need to verify that that downloaded Linux DVD or ISO images are intact before you burn and use them. This is security feature. But how do you verify ISO images? Answer is quite simple use md5sum command to compute and check MD5 message digest. Why verify ISO images? a) To protect yourself b) Verify […]


AcetoneISO is the disk image emulator that mounts images of DVD and CD media. Both Mac OS X and Linux / other UNIX like oses can mount and use ISO images using loopback device. It is a DAEMON Tools (Microsoft Windows disk image) clone / emulator program with a lot more features. Using this cool […]


Verifying integrity of the tar balls or source code is an essential step, which makes sure that you are going to use guanine software (also know as checksum). Every Linux or UNIX admin should be aware of this test. However, what is a checksum? A checksum is a form of a very simple measure for […]


md5sum command is use to check or print MD5 (128-bit) checksums. For example purpose download your favorite Linux distribution from Linux distribution web site / project site. Now you will need to to check md5sum on a Linux ISO file. 1) Download Debian linux # 1 ISO please note down md5sum listed next to each […]