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Does the Fedora Media Writer Verify the ISO During Creation?

asked 2017-02-22 21:16:31 -0500

Brando Mettout gravatar image

I have had some problems with trying to verify Linux ISOs in the past. There is no simple way of verifying them. I had to download GnuPG to verify the signature and I still don't know how to do it. I don't even know how to check the integrity of GnuPG when I am downloading the encryption tool for the first time on either Windows or MacOS. I am a complete novice and I tried my best to find help, follow tutorials, and go with trial-and-errors. Since the Fedora Media Writer creates a bootable USB installer, do I still need to verify the ISO or just plug-in and go? If I need to still verify the ISO, please help me through the process. Thank you.

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As for manually verifying a Fedora iso using any GNU Linux, that is very straightforward. You can find instruction here:

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-02-23 08:34:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-23 08:34:49 -0500

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updated 2017-02-23 08:39:00 -0500

Yes, Fedora Media Writer validates the checksum of the iso it downloads.

Also, check out this question/answer.

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answered 2017-02-23 12:22:48 -0500

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updated 2017-02-23 12:23:49 -0500

And just to be safe, the live image will verify itself as well when you boot from it, which I find incredible. I love it when software doesn't trust hardware since it shouldn't haha!

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is that right? also without selecting the option "Check media and ..."

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-03-02 07:32:49 -0500 )edit

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