Fedora 11 ආවා!

As you may already know, Fedora 11 Leonidas edition has been released. I downloaded the DVD image (i386). With Imageshack torrent service it took just one hour and twenty two minutes to fetch. Then I downloaded it.

After downloading, the first thing you have to do is to check the image integrity. You need to download the CHECKSUM file associated with the iso image to do that (it’s just nearly 2 KB 😉 ). Here’s how to do it:

  • Put the iso image(s) you have downloaded in the same directory.
  • cd to that directory using the terminal.
  • Enter the following command (without the dollar sign — it means not under superuser):

$ sha256sum -c Fedora-11-i386-CHECKSUM

(Fedora-11-i386-CHECKSUM is the checksum filename we have downloaded)

Since the DVD image is quite large, it may take several minutes to complete the task. If you get a result similar to the following, then the disk image is OK and you can burn it onto DVD. Otherwise don’t waste writable DVDs 😉 .

Fedora-11-i386-DVD.iso: OK

Fedora 11 ආවා!

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