[CentOS] Re: problems copying distro files

Tue Sep 5 12:49:25 UTC 2006
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

David Ellsmore wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> Scott Silva wrote:
>>> Robert Moskowitz spake the following on 9/4/2006 8:26 AM:
>>>> At this point in my lab, the only solid servers I have are Win2000.
>>>> So I xcopy the distro CDs into a directory that I make available for
>>>> install via ftp.
>>>> Well I have had problems copying files from this distro.
>>>> I had to use the /c option in xcopy to get past the problem files..
>>>> A few examples are:
>>>> The following files in the image directory of disk 1 has 'File 
>>>> creation
>>>> error - The parameter is incorrect.":
>>>> boot.iso
>>>> diskboot.img
>>>> pxeboot/README
>>>> My screen buffer is only 400, so I missed any errors in the first 1500
>>>> files.  And I think there was one earlier (the reason why I had to add
>>>> the /c option).
>>>> On I think CD 3 in the Centos/RPMS the file tix.8.1.4-98.i386.rpm 
>>>> had a
>>>> 'File creation error -Date error (cyclic redundancy check).
>>>> I created both CDs twice from the ISO images, getting these errors. 
>>>> There may be others.
>>>> Any input on this?
>>> You might have bad ISO images. They can easily be corrupted during 
>>> download.
>> Now that is scary.  TCP SHOULD handle both missing datagrams and 
>> datagrams out of order; within your window of course.
>> I could see it with a bad stack implementation like Win98.....
>> Well I will try downloading again and reburning.
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> It may be an idea to check the MD5 sums for the ISOs *before* burning 
> them......I learnt this one quite a long time ago after a series of 
> inexplicable errors (and a lot of wasted time and CDs!).......and all 
> the problem ISOs in question had been downloaded under Windoze (both 
> ME and XP). 
Where is there an MD5 calc  program for win32?