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checksum not matching in Linux Mint 18.2 download

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#1 Achaemenid


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:40 PM

I have downloaded the above named file from 3 sources.

The checksum as described here:




is not verified.


The checksum should be:

d50e69a3e6d6b9d4b9cbe56cd3736cef665b708a4a2e5d9024f8eef439a91bba *linuxmint-18.2-cinnamon-64bit.iso


But running the checksum generator in the terminal of Linux Mint 17.2, my current system gives this:


serapis@osireiron ~/ISO $ sha256sum -b *.iso
e3b0c44298fc1c149afbf4c8996fb92427ae41e4649b934ca495991b7852b855 *linuxmint-18.2-cinnamon-64bit.iso


I attempted to check the validity of the checksum file also described on the linuxmint page. It could not open the sha256sum.txt file:


serapis@osireiron ~/ISO $ gpg --verify sha256sum.txt.gpg sha256sum.txt
gpg: can't open `sha256sum.txt.gpg'
gpg: verify signatures failed: file open error


I managed to verify that the ISO has the correct checksum, but linux still cannot open the sha256sum.txt.gpg file.

I am wondering if I need to download a separate linux key.

Any pointers appreciated to getting a verified copy.

Edited by Achaemenid, 31 October 2017 - 10:54 PM.

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