Verify The Checksum Of An ISO Using Windows
6e7f7e03500747c6c3bfece2c9c8394f linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-32bit.iso e71a2aad8b58605e906dbea444dc4983 linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso 30fef1aa1134c5f3778c77c4417f7238 linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-nocodecs-32bit.iso 3406350a87c201cdca0927b1bc7c2ccd linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-nocodecs-64bit.iso df38af96e99726bb0a1ef3e5cd47563d linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-oem-64bit.iso
If the checksums do not match, delete the ISO and download the image again. You should refer to the checksums on the Linux Mint website when it becomes available.
Verify The Checksum Of An ISO Using LinuxValidating the checksum using Linux is much easier as the program md5sum is generally always installed.
All you have to do is open a terminal window, navigate to the folder where the ISO is stored and run the following command:
md5sum <isoname>For example if you have downloaded the 64-bit Cinnamon version of the Linux Mint ISO using Ubuntu you would type the following:
The output of the md5sum command should match the version on the website of your chosen distribution.
If the distribution requires SHA authentication use the following command:
Where Can You Find The ChecksumsNot all of the websites make it easy to find the MD5 checksums and this should really be addressed.
The Linux Mint website is currently down but the checksum is usually displayed next to the file you are downloading.
If you are downloading Ubuntu you can find the checksums by visiting http://releases.ubuntu.com/. This will give you access to each of the folders such as 14.04.3, 15.10 etc. Within the folder you will see the MD5Sum link or the SHA256 link.
Debian also provides SHA256 authentication as well as a network install.
openSUSE provides SHA256 authentication.
Fedora provides instructions for validating your download.