Note: An MD5 check is not necessary with a bittorrent download as BitTorrent automatically checks and corrects any errors.
- In Puppy or Linux - go to where the iso is
- Open a console there (in Puppy right click Window / Terminal here)
- Type in md5sum name_of_file.iso
- Press return
something will appear:
# md5sum pup-430-small.iso 5971d2ace9760931de7b9f4b34ffd3ca pup-430-small.iso
which you can compare with the md5sum usually provided in a text file or where you downloaded - they should match. If not you have a faulty/incomplete download.
MD5sums for all versions of Windows.
If you're using DOS or DOS-based versions of Windows (Windows 95, 98 & ME included) you can use this MS-DOS compatible application (only 48K): md5sum.exe. Right-click on the file name and save it to the folder that your downloaded file is in.
Type: md5sum puppy-puplet.iso > puppy-puplet.iso.md5
For more see the md5sum documentation.