Can't get md5sum to work

I have downloaded the DVD iso file for open SUSE 11.0.
The file is currently on my openSUSE 10.3 desktop.
I am trying to do the checksum check with md5sum in Konsole per instructions posted on the install and newbie net pages.

Things are not working. (I am a newbie)
Here is what I have tried.
What am I missing?

linux-hz2d:~/Desktop # md5sum openSUSE-11.0-DVD-x86_64.iso
md5sum: openSUSE-11.0-DVD-x86_64.iso: No such file or directory
linux-hz2d:~/Desktop # md5sum -c MD5SUMS
md5sum: MD5SUMS: No such file or directory
linux-hz2d:~/Desktop # CD /
-bash: CD: command not found
linux-hz2d:~/Desktop # cd /
linux-hz2d:/ # md5sum some.iso
md5sum: some.iso: No such file or directory
linux-hz2d:/ # md5sum
md5sum openSUSE-11.0-DVD-x86_64.iso
md5sum -c MD5SUMS
md5sum 512c8346b08eb35f28c4eb96454d391 openSUSE-11.0-DVD-x86_64.iso

This last entry is where I physically copied the checksum from your website.
Any assistance is appreciated.

open terminal
type cd Desktop
md5sum and type lets say first three letter of that iso and press tab, it should finish name of that iso and check it
also if this is a dvd it will take some time to check it :slight_smile:

a graphical way of getting the md5 sum, open K3B, select burn dvd iso, select iso location. K3b will check it,& then give you an md5sum which you can compare with the original. if it matches,click start.if it doesn’t, click cancel


Thanks BenderBendingRodriguez for your quick reply.

Per your suggestions I cd’d to Desktop, no problem.
The tab auto-complete of the filename does not work.
I get “no such file…” (but I can see the icon for the file on my desktop).

linux-hz2d:~ # cd Desktop
linux-hz2d:~/Desktop # md5sum ope
md5sum: ope: No such file or directory
linux-hz2d:~/Desktop # md5sum openSUSE
md5sum: openSUSE: No such file or directory
linux-hz2d:~/Desktop # md5sum ope
md5sum: ope: No such file or directory

There is nothing else on my desktop with a filename similar to this so I don’t know why it is acting stupid.

I want to learn how to work with command line more so I can get used to messing with it.
So far, not so good.
Any more suggestions?

Thanks for the help.
I will try that next.

Welcome to the wonderful Linux bash shell initiation and hazing session. :smiley:

First, I noticed this:
linux-hz2d:~ # cd Desktop

The # tells me you are likely running as root. BAD MOVE. RRRRRRRRRR < very loud disqualification bell > RRRRRRRRR !!! Go to Jail. Go directly to Jail. Do Not Pass Go. Do Not collect $200.

Lets try again. As a regular user. NOT as root. Ok ?

Now try …
cd Desktop

if that works, then try:

pay attention to what scrolls by. LOOK carefully in the text that scrolls by for your downloaded file on your desktop. Lets say you see it, and for the purposes of this example, it is called “openSUSE-11.0-DVD-x86_64.iso”
… then, and ONLY then, if it is there, type:
md5sum openSUSE-11.0-DVD-x86_64.iso

Welcome to our forums. And thankyou for participating. We all have to learn this once, so please don’t let my light hearted manner get you down.

Good eye, oldcpu!
I was indeed working as root (kuz I thought I was supposed to be doing this as root).
So, per your suggestions I did what you said and - shazam! - it woiked!

Thank you for your assistance.