[lug] proper way to MD5SUM a cdrom?

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Sun Jun 13 20:13:37 MDT 2004

On Sat, 2004-06-12 at 14:39, D. Stimits wrote:
> Just a question on verifying CD-R's. I have the ISO, and have run md5sum 
> on it, it looks good. Then I burn it with cdrecord. How do I verify the 
> md5sum of the burned media? dd with pipe to md5sum? Mount it and md5sum 
> the device special file?
> D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net

I don't know if this is the right way or not, but I have always done
md5sum on the device file when the cd is in the drive (and unmounted).

md5sum /dev/hdc 

adjusting appropriately for your cd's device name.


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