On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 14:28 -0500, Gordon Gallup wrote: > Greetings all, > I have downloaded the FC5 isos and, after burning the first one, I > found that the media check failed when I booted. Is there any way of > checking the correctness of the download step separate from the > burning step? The disk image mounted successfully with mount "loop" > option. Yes, this is what the SHA1SUM file is for. $ sha1sum -c SHA1SUM The media check is pretty useless on some hardware (this is due to a long standing kernel bug) and you may get a successful install regardless of a mediacheck failure. Paul.