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Tim ignored_mailbox at
Sat Feb 16 08:13:27 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-15 at 16:30 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> Too confusing for new users. It would need to cover other operating
> systems, offer links to Windows md5sum utilities and so on. And it
> doesn't protect from media errors.
> Fedora has a built-in media verification step, which everybody, who
> does not know how to verify downloaded ISO images and burnt DVDs,
> ought to use:
> Don't skip it if you haven't verified burnt discs with a tool like
> k3b. 

The problem with that is twofold:

If you've downloaded garbage, you'll burn garbage, which you won't
detect until you've wasted a disc or three.  A simpler process to check
your download before burning it is important.

There's that long-standing bug that some drives will mess up when you do
the media check.  You should, still, do some sort of burnt disc
verification, but this needs improving, too.

(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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