What would happen if I installed Ubuntu with md5 hashes that do not match the intended ones.

  • It would be a bad install and some/all features wouldn't work. If you are lucky it might be a small bug. If you're unlucky, it might not work at all, and completely freeze your computer.
    – Tim
    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:16

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Anything could happen. You could find that you are installing Windows! :D Or that your setup is compromised in some way, with keyloggers and botnets and whatnot. Or it simply wouldn't install, because the affected file is crucial to installation.

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