I cant find the MD5 hash for ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso on this website.
Am I looking in the right place?
No. they are not the same. The Md5sums for 14.04 releases are as follows:
dccff28314d9ae4ed262cfc6f35e5153 *ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso c4d4d037d7d0a05e8f526d18aa25fb5e *ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso 01545fa976c8367b4f0d59169ac4866c *ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64.iso 08d25bf879e353686a974b7b14ae7d81 *ubuntu-14.04-server-i386.iso 119cb63b48c9a18f31f417f09655efbd *ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso a4fc15313ef2a516bfbf83ce44281535 *ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso ca2531b8cd79ea5b778ede3a524779b9 *ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso 3aa14ca13d52df070870d39306f4a4eb *ubuntu-14.04.1-server-i386.iso
The md5sums for 14.10 are as follows:
08494b448aa5b1de963731c21344f803 *ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64.iso 4a3c4b8421af51c29c84fb6f4b3fe109 *ubuntu-14.10-desktop-i386.iso 91bd1cfba65417bfa04567e4f64b5c55 *ubuntu-14.10-server-amd64.iso 1c920941d2544c0e097deb79cf3ebfbd *ubuntu-14.10-server-i386.iso
The right place to look is one of the sources below (If you are detecting a pattern here, you're right in that the link is http://releases.ubuntu.com/version.number/MD5SUMS. where version number is yy.mm of the release in question. You can also find md5sums for the following at the aforementioned link.
Edubuntu Kubuntu Lubuntu Mythbuntu Ubuntu GNOME UbuntuKylin Ubuntu MATE UbuntuStudio Xubuntu
The md5sums for recent Ubuntu versions including Lubuntu Kubuntu Xubuntu, etc. can be found here and previous and point releases and their md5sums can also been found on this page. Drill down through version into release (or source) to find the sum (hash) for your version.
You can check the hash (md5sum) with the command
md5sum ubuntu-version-desktop-variant.iso on a Linux system (Changing the name of the ISO file to match the one you have).
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