Why there are 12 md5 sums while there are only 5 ISOs in Debian's official site?


I just download the debian-8.5.0-i386-DVD-1.iso and check the md5 sum, which does not match the given value. Because the md5sum file in the above link has too many entries, therefore I doubt if it is my download error or their mistake, or I missed something..

  • Have you contacted the Debian CD team (details at the very same link that you provided)? They'd be better placed to answer this sort of question. – Stephen Harris Sep 1 '16 at 14:32
  • @StephenHarris can't find their email – an offer can't refuse Sep 1 '16 at 14:41
  • If click on the "Debian CD team" link on that page directly above the list of files you'll see all the details on how to contact them, including an email address. – Stephen Harris Sep 1 '16 at 14:49
  • @StephenHarris I'll send them an email. – an offer can't refuse Sep 1 '16 at 14:51

Some Images are missing! Only the first n images are available! Where is the rest?

We don't store/serve the full set of ISO images for all architectures, to reduce the amount of space taken up on the mirrors. You can use the jigdo tool to recreate the missing ISO images instead.


We don't publish all the images we make as ISO images, for the sake of our mirrors in both disk space and bandwidth. Use jigdo if you wish to create any of the other ISO images.

You can find a similar answer where I wrote it in the Debian CD FAQ too:



As you can see in list-dvd, there are just as many lists as checksums in the files at the link you posted, ie. 13 and 2 for updates. Why are there only 3 iso's and 2 updates to download? That's another thing. But I can confirm the checksum for the first image is correct.

tomasz@E4200:~/Downloads$ md5sum debian-8.5.0-i386-DVD-1.iso 
4892f11027491c16ed331bf13d78510b  debian-8.5.0-i386-DVD-1.iso
  • Oh, my download has problem! -> Downloads$ md5sum debian-8.5.0-i386-DVD-1.iso bc24d88f26b180eb06e8c51e3d79d950 debian-8.5.0-i386-DVD-1.iso – an offer can't refuse Sep 1 '16 at 15:31
  • The size should be 3994091520. – Tomasz Sep 1 '16 at 15:34
  • Oh, mine is : -> Downloads$ ls debian-8.5.0-i386-DVD-1.iso -al -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user 3506092664 9月 1 21:11 debian-8.5.0-i386-DVD-1.iso – an offer can't refuse Sep 1 '16 at 15:36
  • Download again and it should be fine. You can make sure if you have enough space on the disk. – Tomasz Sep 1 '16 at 15:37
  • all right, this time I will download a live cd instead ;) – an offer can't refuse Sep 1 '16 at 15:37

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