View Full Version : FC2 Final DVD ISO, md5sum good, media check bad
19th May 2004, 03:07 PM
I have downloaded (via bittorrent) the DVD for FC2 Final. The md5sum matches the one on the RedHat Fedora site. However, when I boot the DVD and run the media check, it fails.
Can anyone get the media check to work? If so, then I need to start looking at my DVD burner (which has worked fine so far).
19th May 2004, 03:12 PM
have you tried skipping the media check and going right into the intsall? I've had that happen on FC1 and skipped and it installed fine.
19th May 2004, 03:20 PM
The DVD will boot. However, I would like to make sure everything is good BEFORE I go through all the effort of the install just to find that it hangs at the end.
31st May 2004, 08:18 PM
To further complicate this a bit, I just downloaded the DVD iso for FC2 from
All the discs (CD ROM) ISOs match the MD5SUM ... but the DVD ISO doesn't (!!!)
MD5SUM result for DVD ISO :
# md5sum FC2-i386-DVD.iso
But the MD5SUM as listed on http://fedora.redhat.com/ is
So what's going on? Is the DVD ISO being corrupted somehow?
I'm going to go ahead & install from the CDROM ISOs until I figure out the MD5SUM issue(s).
Charlie (aka CyberchuckTX)
31st May 2004, 09:44 PM
Some applications have problems with files over 2GB, and if I'm not mistaken the FAT32 filesystem can't handle files over 4GB correctly.
The applications that could mistreat your large file include download clients (e.g. your browser or download manager) and CD-/DVD-burning application.
To nharris I suggest checking whether (version of) the application used to write the DVD can handle +4GB files. I wrote my DVD using the latest k3b (which uses dvd+rw-tools for the actual writing process) and it worked fine. In Windows I think the latest versions of Nero and Roxio DVD Creator should do fine as well. If you don't have these applications, try checking out Copy-To-DVD or BlindWrite at http://www.vso-software.fr/. You can try them with full functionality for 15 days.
To cyberchuck I suggest checking whether the download client handles large files correctly. I used prozilla under FC1 to download my image and it failed! I ended up with a 2GB file. Then I retried using gftp 2.0.17 and it worked fine.
Also make sure you don't download the file onto a FAT32 partition!
1st June 2004, 06:14 AM
here is the correct fc2-dvd.
the file is 4,7 GB large.
2nd June 2004, 01:13 AM
It appears that it was a bad DVD after all. I'm using Nero with a Plextor burner and this is my first bad burn. So, I'm guessing it was just a bad DVD-R.
Thanks for everyone's input and suggestions.
In the end, I'm glad RedHat added the media check support. It's a life saver.
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