I'm running F 16-64 live desktop on a dual-core AMD 7550 with 4G RAM and a separate 300G drive for linux.
My rationale for running the live version is that I'd rather install apps when I want them. My use is a pretty basic emigration from XP and I'm still not very far up the learning curve.
I validated F 16 in windows but decided to do F 17 in linux
The example in 3.4.*Validating in Linux is:
$ cd Downloads
$ sha256sum Fedora-17-i386-DVD.iso
I assume my 2nd line will be:
which has the complete name of the downloaded file.
However I searched Add/Remove Software for sha256sum and drew a blank. Nor could I find anything in Admin Tools that seemed to be what I need.
I probably just need a name for the hash program. Or a command line to d/l it
I assume it'll be useable for future upgrades as well.
Another question is about the example is that it doesn't require the root user(symbol #); why is that?