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Re: Do you know about Omega?

Hi Marcel,

On Wednesday 16 December 2009 10:26 PM, Marcel Rieux wrote:
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Suvayu Ali<fatkasuvayu+linux gmail com>  wrote:

On Wednesday 16 December 2009 12:34 PM, Marcel Rieux wrote:

I thought I'd give the Omega LiveDVD´┐Ża try, but I find the security
rather puzzling. First this:

# To verify on Linux:
# $ sha256sum -c *-CHECKSUM
# Windows users use http://www.slavasoft.com/hashcalc/


$ sha256sum -c *-CHECKSUM
sha256sum: *-CHECKSUM: No such file or directory

You need to download the CHECKSUM file for the image to the same directory
as the .iso image for that command to work.

Sorry! What you say sure makes sense:) Unfortunately, the said file is
the one that is at:


and that I copied above. When it is in the download directory, I receive:

sha256sum -c *-CHECKSUM
sha256sum: Omega-12-i686-Live-CHECKSUM: no properly formatted SHA256
checksum lines found

There still is a problem.

You are correct. But its a minor problem. The CHECKSUM file has one character missing. If you do `cat Omega-12-i686-Live-CHECKSUM', you can see that the checksum is shown as this,

89b708de224e989cbda9c5bf8feebd38d36a16f1765c60648ec2161d2bb1d551 Omega-12-i686-Live.iso

whereas the correct way to write that line is with an asterisk before the file name like this,

89b708de224e989cbda9c5bf8feebd38d36a16f1765c60648ec2161d2bb1d551 *Omega-12-i686-Live.iso

If you fix that, then the `sha256sum -c Omega-12-i686-Live-CHECKSUM' command succeeds. I believe its just a typo, although an important one. :\

Your name brings me to the supposition that you might be linked to the
project. When I downloaded, at about 21h UDT, I feared the server
resources would be tight in the first days of availability. I was
surprised to downlaod at ~450 kBps.

Do you have a fair amount of bandwidth available? It seems to me this
"distribution" could get very popular.

I don't know what you are talking about here, I am just a clueless University student. :)


Open source is the future. It sets us free.

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