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Installing Fedora: at what point should I verify the checksums?

asked 2017-02-12 12:33:10 -0500

wolfv gravatar image

updated 2017-02-12 13:02:25 -0500

I am running Fedora 24 and am performing a clean install to Fedora 25. I am following instructions from https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...

Which leads to instructions on https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/... to install Fedora Workstation to a desktop computer:

  1. Download Fedora Media Writer to Downloads folder on your system
  2. Run Fedora Media Writer on your system.
  3. Following the prompts to generate a live version of Fedora Workstation on a USB flash drive.
  4. Run the live version of Fedora Workstation from your USB flash drive on the computer you'd like to install to.
  5. Run the Fedora Media Writer application.
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete installation.

I have completed steps 1 to 3 and have a USB flash drive named "Fedora-WS-Live-25-1.3".

At what point should I verify the checksums as described in https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/... ? And which files should I checksum?

Thank you.

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answered 2017-02-12 14:56:19 -0500

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You can skip the checksum verification. It's used to verify if the downloaded ISO image was downloaded without errors. Fedora Media Creator downloads the ISO a runs the check automatically so you don't need to verify the checksum manually. But if you really want to, there should be Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso file in your Downloads folder (on Fedora/other Linux distro; don't how this works on Windows).

You can always check the USB drive before installation -- when you boot from the Live USB, just choose "Test this media and install Fedora" (I think it's default) and the bootloader will perform a self check.

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