Recently I have switched the OS of my old Asus laptop from Linux Fedora to Linux Mint. The reason I change the linux os is because Fedora is indeed really hard to work with and it is also really hard to pack up the linux software which I have developed and intend to share with other linux users. So here I am, just downloaded the new linux Mint’s ISO file to my windows 10 laptop and ready to install the Linux Mint 18.1 cinnanmon os on another laptop. Before I install linux Mint on my old laptop it is better to do the check sum on the iso file because I just want to make sure that it is the correct os I am installing on my laptop. Below are the steps for checking the sum of the iso file that I would like to share with you and I hope this will help you to do the check sum on your windows pc if you ever need to perform such a task.
- Download the sha256sum file for windows on this site.
- Put this file together with the iso file which you have downloaded earlier in the same folder.
- Open up the windows command prompt and browse to the folder which has the sha256sum and the iso files in it.
- Enter this command into the command prompt : sha256sum linuxmint-18.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso and hit the enter key. linuxmint-18.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso is the name of the iso file, it can be in 32-bit as well depends on whether your laptop is 64-bit or 32-bit.
- If you see this value as shown in the image then you have downloaded the correct file and you can then proceed to the next step which is to install the os on your another laptop or pc.
Here is the entire sum for the 64-bit Linux Mint 18.1 : b99f4b98a1b41737ded072dc1a7060ca32224e23236074790d4fc86b51009e3c
Here are the check sum values for all the linux Mint 18.1 versions:
That is it! The simple step to perform check sum on windows for the linux Mint’s iso file! I hope you do enjoy this tutorial and find it useful!