Originally Posted by weave
As it turned out the CD's from Fedora web site's direct download for Ontario residents takes you to a cogeco cable FTP site who's CD's are NFG!!!!!! Should have checked the shalsum before banging my head against the wall like I did. Pick another mirror and they'll probably work.
Actually, you should always verify the SHA-1 hash of any large downloaded file whenever a comparison hash is available. It doesn't really matter what server the file came from. Those hashes are intended for verifying the integrity of the electronically transmitted data as you received it; not the quality of the file on the server. But I guess verifying the SHA-1 hash could also accomplish that at the same time. But to do that aspect of it really right, you should also verify the gpg key
of the SHA1SUM file, too. If the SHA1SUM file's gpg signature verifies, and the hash that it contains matches the hash generated by the downloaded file, then
whatever is wrong is not related to the integrity (or lack of it) of the downloaded file.
Anyway, I hope you return and tell if you got it installed.