Howto check the MD5 sums of downloaded kernels

If you wish to verify the integrity of a downloaded kernel before installing it, we've accommodated you by providing MD5 checksums with each build. You can verify downloaded kernels with a simple command. First verify that you've downloaded the kernel and the accompanying md5 file, then check them using the md5sum command. In this example, I'll verify the i586 kernel:

md5sum -c i586.md5

The results should look as follows:

linux-headers-2.6.29.4.i586.hwf.01_2.6.29.4.i586.hwf.01_i386.deb: OK
linux-image-2.6.29.4.i586.hwf.01_2.6.29.4.i586.hwf.01_i386.deb: OK
howto/md5.txt · Last modified: 2011/04/26 14:01 (external edit)
 
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