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i noticed on this site - http://archive.cs.stedwards.edu/knoppix/ there's a few isos, i assume i need to download only one, and it should be the english one version 3.9, which is ...
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    downloading knoppix iso


    i noticed on this site - http://archive.cs.stedwards.edu/knoppix/
    there's a few isos, i assume i need to download only one, and it should be the english one version 3.9, which is KNOPPIX_V3.9-2005-05-27-EN.iso , but there seems to also be
    KNOPPIX_V3.9-2005-05-27-EN.iso.md5 KNOPPIX_V3.9-2005-05-27-EN.iso.md5.asc
    KNOPPIX_V3.9-2005-05-27-EN.iso.sha1
    KNOPPIX_V3.9-2005-05-27-EN.iso.sha1.asc

    so do i just download the iso? or do i need all that other stuff?
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    You need the iso & the md5sum file to check if your downloaded iso doesn't contain any errors. Dunno why those file have those crazy extensions though... Never seen them!

    Do you want the most recent one? Then you have to download 4.0 (which is a dvd). If not, stick with the cd.

    Maybe you should look here for official mirrors: http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/

    It's the site of the creator of Knoppix; I suppose the repo's have older iso's available as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by borromini
    You need the iso & the md5sum file to check if your downloaded iso doesn't contain any errors. Dunno why those file have those crazy extensions though... Never seen them!

    Do you want the most recent one? Then you have to download 4.0 (which is a dvd). If not, stick with the cd.

    Maybe you should look here for official mirrors: http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/

    It's the site of the creator of Knoppix; I suppose the repo's have older iso's available as well...
    yeah, i actually got that mirror from that site, i was going with 3.9 because it's a cd and not a dvd, but i don't know if i need to just download one thing or everything
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    This one for example contains 3.9, the iso & the md5sum... I think you just didn't look close enough .
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    Quote Originally Posted by borromini
    This one for example contains 3.9, the iso & the md5sum... I think you just didn't look close enough .
    and yet i see

    KNOPPIX_V3.9-2005-05-27-EN.iso
    KNOPPIX_V3.9-2005-05-27-EN.iso.md5

    all i really want to know is what do i need to install, i thought the whole knoppix was supposed to be 1 disc
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    The iso is a cd image that needs to be burned; in order to check if your downloaded iso image contains errors, you need to calculate the md5sum, and compare the outcome to the contents of the md5sum file you also downloaded. If they match great, if they don't, then your iso is corrupt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by borromini
    The iso is a cd image that needs to be burned; in order to check if your downloaded iso image contains errors, you need to calculate the md5sum, and compare the outcome to the contents of the md5sum file you also downloaded. If they match great, if they don't, then your iso is corrupt.
    how do i calculate the md5sum?
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    When you burn it with K3b, K3b will do a md5sum check before burning, you have to compare, then you can burn (remember K3b will always say 'calculating md5sum...ok').

    If you don't use k3b, do some googling for md5sum calculation programs. They exist both for windows and linux.
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    hmm, so do i NEED to download the md5sum?, or can i just download the iso and burn it to a disc?
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    You can safely do without; it is only a few KB though, so why wouldn't you? Keep it in case you need it.
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