Download and Verify OpenSuSE 13.1 Image with Hash

It’s good to see OpenSuSE 13.1 is available for download on 2013/11/19. But it is difficult to download from Direct Link, too crowded. I select Pick Mirror, and it will list several mirror site for you. Choose the closest may speed up your download.

Please verified your download before you use it. Make sure it is the same as the original copy. I use SHA-256 and MD5 to double confirm. A good hash function should generate no collisions on different source. On the other hand, if it is the same content, the hash should be exactly the same.

Generate SHA-256 Hash

You may use sha256sum to generate SHA-256 Hash for your download and compared them manually.

sha256sum openSUSE-13.1-DVD-i586.iso

Hash for OpenSuSE 13.1 iso file
Hash for OpenSuSE 13.1 iso file

Generate MD5 Hash and Compare

I choose to use two has function for double check. You may also use md5sum to generate and compare hash automatically.

First, you can click on MD5 Hash which is on the top of Pick Mirror download page and save the content as md5-source.txt. If you change the download file name, you need to change the name used in the file, too.

Then use the -c as a parameter to read MD5 sum from the given file and check.

md5sum -c md5-source.txt

It returns True if the same.

Something Else

In the next few days, I am going to show you how to use different input method, get back the icons in GNOME bottom panel, and  something new for copy-agent in OpenSuSE 13.1.


  1. OpenSuSE: OpenSuSE 13.1 Downloads
  2. OpenSuSE: OpenSuSE 12.3 Downloads
  3. Wiki: SHA-2
  4. Wiki: MD5
  5. StackOverflow: Generating a sha256 from the Linux command line
  6. OpenSuSE: openSUSE-13.1-DVD-x86_64.iso MD5 Hash
  7. How to verify your files in Linux with MD5
  8. 拉不拉多的夢幻世界: Linux :md5sum小技巧

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