I was just checking a md5 checksum to see if a file has downloaded correctly or not.

situation is like this. I have downloaded a Linux iso file in Windows and checked the md5 with the Microsoft 'File checksum integrity verifier' utility. it is giving a different checksum from the one displayed on the linux OS website.

Q. IS the md5 checksum different (or same) on different OS types ( winxp, win7, linux etc) ?


The utility can be different but its function of checking integrity will be same. In your case , The .iso file You have downloaded is faulty or corrupted. You have to download .iso file again.


The Md5 sum is unique. It cannot be changed. The Windows Integrity Checked is not the reliable option. Use Winmd5sum.


No , the md5 sum will be the same on all OS.

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