Sha1sum value differs from MD5SUM contents for old iso images (Core 3)

How can I verify the Core 3 ISO images? There is a MD5SUM file, that says “Hash: SHA1” but when I use sha1sum FC3-i386-disc1.iso I do not get the hash shown in the MD5SUM file.

Am I missing something, or is the MD5SUM file no longer correct?

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First, that file appears to be for fedora core 3 and 32 bit, which is about 15 years old. It likely will not work on any relatively new hardware since it will not have the drivers needed.

If the checksum file is an MD5SUM file then you likely can use the md5sum command to check the iso. Something like md5sum -c name-of-md5sum-file should work.

I just downloaded the FC3-i386-disk1.iso file and the matching MD5SUM file to test it and the command md5sum -c MD5SUM.txt returned FC3-i386-disc1.iso: OK for that file.


Thank you!

The md5sum command was indeed the right utility ot use, but I got mislead by the “Hash: SHA1” in the MD5SUM file.

(I am aware that Core 3 reached end of life in 2006, don’t ask… It did work fine in VMWare on an Intel MacBook Pro, though.)


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