tips needed on iso files

Chuck Hallenbeck chuckh at
Tue Jun 29 18:18:29 EDT 2004

Hi gang,

I would appreciate some tips on doing a couple of simple things
with iso files. I have not done them before, and cannot find what
I need to know in man pages etc. If you could post a "howto" for
the following tasks I would appreciate it:

1. I have the four iso files for SW 10.0 (thanks, Greg) plus the
associated md5 files. How do I verify the intactness of my
downloads? The man page seems to suggest I should have a command
called "md5" unless I am misreading it, but there ain't no such
animal on my system. Related to that, I will then burn a set of
CD's and will need to verify those burns as well.

2. There should be a way to "open" those iso files, copying or
converting them to the corresponding files and directories,
without first burning the CD's and then mounting and copying the
contents back in again. How would you do that, going directly
from an iso file to a directory structure on the HD?

Many thanks,

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