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    Exclamation Is my MD5sum correct?

    Yesterday, I finished downloading BT-4 using torrent (since the direct download link was not working ). Then I downloaded md5 generator program. It is giving me correct md5 value for ISO file as displayed on download page. But the file size is 1533024KB = 1497.093MB if we use conversion factor 1024KB = 1MB.

    One more strange thing is when I mounted that ISO on virtual drive and started calculating and comparing md5 values of each of its files, only md5 value of "md5sum.txt" is different. I got "529F5D329DE6D66975F627DC87030130" Vs. "d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e" which I got in file. Can anybody confirm that?

    I am using ChaosMD5 2.5.002

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    Default Re: Is my MD5sum correct?

    Moved to a new thread.
    OP the value on the download pages clearly states that the iso is 1570 MB. If your md5sum is the same as that shown on the page it is safe to assume that it is ok. If it is vastly different then there may be a problem with it. We have a faq on how to verify that the download and md5sum are correct. Have a look at it. Follow the advice by Balding_Parrot. I have personally never heard of the chaosmd5 program and can not verify that it is worth anything. But the programs mentioned by B_P are good and easy to use.
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    Default Re: Is my MD5sum correct?

    Thanks for replying... I think I got the point now -> The file size is 1,569,816,576 bytes. So if we use conversion factor of 1:1000 then definitely size comes out to be 1570MB.

    Thank you once again

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    Default Re: Is my MD5sum correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by hackme View Post
    Thanks for replying... I think I got the point now -> The file size is 1,569,816,576 bytes. So if we use conversion factor of 1:1000 then definitely size comes out to be 1570MB.

    Thank you once again
    Using size as a measure of confirming the file is correct is not a good idea. While it makes sense that you want it to be the right size, that alone doesn't mean something hasn't been changed, thus the MD5 hash to confirm that the content is the same.

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