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<br/><font size=6px><center>Introduction</center></font><br/>
 
<br/><font size=6px><center>Introduction</center></font><br/>
This guide will help to confirm you have exact copies of '''UBCD''' ISO to prevent any problems later down the road. This should be your <u>FIRST</u> step before continuing with any of the other [[Tutorials]] regarding the ISO. Compare with [http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html Download Page] MD5 Sum. If you would like more information regarding Checksums/Hashsums please see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checksum Wikipedia article].
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This guide will help to confirm you have exact copies of '''UBCD''' ISO to prevent any problems later down the road. This should be your <u>FIRST</u> step before continuing with any of the other [[Tutorials]] regarding the ISO. Compare with [http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html Download Page] MD5/SHA1 Sum. If you would like more information regarding Checksums/Hashsums please see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checksum Wikipedia article].
  
<br/><i>NOTE: If you can download through the torrent instead of HTTP/FTP, it can prevent you from having to check the ISO Checksum/Hashsum as it auto-checks the ISO; thereby safely disregarding this article.</i>
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<br/><i>NOTE: If you can download through the torrent instead of HTTP/FTP, it can prevent you from having to check the ISO Checksum/Hashsum as it auto-checks the '''ISO'''. Thought, that being said, it still doesn't hurt to re-check.</i>
  
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<br/>'''<font color=red>DISCLAIMER: The only trusted source for the Torrent file is on the downloads page.</font>'''<br/><br/>
  
 
== Windows ==
 
== Windows ==
*1. Freeware programs: [http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/HashCalc.shtml Hashcalc] (Requires installation) or [http://www.arpoon.de/checksum.html Checksum] (No installation required). More options from this [http://www.softpedia.com/hubs/Checksum-Verifiers?sort=downloads Softpedia list] (Some freeware, may require installation).
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*1. Freeware programs: [http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/HashCalc.shtml Hashcalc] (Requires installation) or [http://www.arpoon.de/checksum.html Arpoon Checksum] (No installation required). More options from this [http://www.softpedia.com/hubs/Checksum-Verifiers?sort=downloads Softpedia list] (Some freeware, may require installation).
 
   
 
   
*2. After installation, drag '''ISO''' onto program (or desktop shortcut) and it will auto generate the MD5 Sum.
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*2. After installation (or extraction for portable), drag '''ISO''' onto program (or desktop shortcut) and it will auto generate the MD5 Sum.
  
 
== Linux ==
 
== Linux ==
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*3. md5sum should then print out a single line after calculating the hash:
 
*3. md5sum should then print out a single line after calculating the hash:
  
       <pre style=size="12">HASH_SUM_HERE UBCD###.iso</pre>
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       <pre style=size="12">CHECKSUM_HERE UBCD###.iso</pre>
  
 
<nowiki># = version number</nowiki>
 
<nowiki># = version number</nowiki>
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Your options are:
 
Your options are:
  
*1. Re-download. Delete the '''ISO''' and download again. Probably the easiest option that will work for everyone, only problem is on a slow connection could take forever (again). <i>NOTE: If after downloading the '''ISO''' several times from same location and the '''ISO''' still doesn't match, please report the Mirror on the [http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forums/ Forums] and try another location.</i><br/><br/>
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*1. Re-download. Delete the '''ISO''' and download again, this time try choosing another mirror. Probably the easiest option that will work for everyone, only problem is on a slow connection could take forever (again).<br/><br/>
  
*2. Torrent. If you can, fastest way to get the correct copy, but more complicated, is to open the torrent file in your favorite Bittorent program and start the download. Then <u>stop</u> the download, and copy the mismatched '''ISO''' to the download/temp location, overwriting the torrent download '''ISO''', and force the program to re-check the file. If everything went as planned, the program will automatically download missing pieces needed to complete the '''ISO'''.<br/><br/>
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*2. Torrent. If you can, fastest way to get the correct copy, but more complicated, is to open the torrent file in your favorite Bittorent program and start the download. Then <u>stop</u> the download, and copy the mismatched '''ISO''' to the download/temp location, overwriting the torrent download '''ISO'''. Followed by forcing the program to re-check the file. If everything went as planned, the program will automatically download missing pieces needed to complete the '''ISO'''.<br/><br/>
 
[[Image:uTorrent-Picture1.jpg|400px|center|frameless]]
 
[[Image:uTorrent-Picture1.jpg|400px|center|frameless]]
 
<center>Shown is uTorrent (freeware) and right clicking on the torrent to "Force Re-Check".</center>
 
<center>Shown is uTorrent (freeware) and right clicking on the torrent to "Force Re-Check".</center>
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<br/><br/>''Note: There are many different Bittorent programs, please see documentation for your program if you are having issues.''

Revision as of 02:45, 19 February 2011


Introduction

This guide will help to confirm you have exact copies of UBCD ISO to prevent any problems later down the road. This should be your FIRST step before continuing with any of the other Tutorials regarding the ISO. Compare with Download Page MD5/SHA1 Sum. If you would like more information regarding Checksums/Hashsums please see the Wikipedia article.


NOTE: If you can download through the torrent instead of HTTP/FTP, it can prevent you from having to check the ISO Checksum/Hashsum as it auto-checks the ISO. Thought, that being said, it still doesn't hurt to re-check.


DISCLAIMER: The only trusted source for the Torrent file is on the downloads page.

Windows

  • 2. After installation (or extraction for portable), drag ISO onto program (or desktop shortcut) and it will auto generate the MD5 Sum.

Linux

Ubuntu and similar flavors:

  • 1. First open a terminal and goto the directory you downloaded the ISO into:
cd download_directory
  • 2. Then run the following command from within the download directory.
md5sum UBCD###.iso
  • 3. md5sum should then print out a single line after calculating the hash:
CHECKSUM_HERE UBCD###.iso

# = version number

Checksum/Hashsum Doesn't Match?

Your options are:

  • 1. Re-download. Delete the ISO and download again, this time try choosing another mirror. Probably the easiest option that will work for everyone, only problem is on a slow connection could take forever (again).

  • 2. Torrent. If you can, fastest way to get the correct copy, but more complicated, is to open the torrent file in your favorite Bittorent program and start the download. Then stop the download, and copy the mismatched ISO to the download/temp location, overwriting the torrent download ISO. Followed by forcing the program to re-check the file. If everything went as planned, the program will automatically download missing pieces needed to complete the ISO.

UTorrent-Picture1.jpg
Shown is uTorrent (freeware) and right clicking on the torrent to "Force Re-Check".



Note: There are many different Bittorent programs, please see documentation for your program if you are having issues.