This article covers the procedure of verifying the Linux Mint 20.3 ISO. In fact, It is recommended to download the latest version ISO file to avail benefits of latest features and check the downloaded Linux Mint ISO for errors before installing the OS.
The ISO image File of latest version should always be downloaded from the official website of Linux Mint Operating System https://linuxmint.com. In some cases, it may be possible that the ISO file may be corrupted while downloading or it may have been tampered while the file was being downloaded over network, or it may be possible that you have sourced the ISO file from some other unreliable source. In any case, the user must assure himself that the ISO you are using is error free and authentic i.e. exactly the same copy as provided by Linux Mint.
What is Integrity and Authenticity in Linux Mint?
- Integrity: Integrity means that the ISO image file was properly downloaded and that the local file is an exact copy of the file present on the download servers. An error during the download could result in a corrupted file and trigger random issues during the installation.
- Authenticity: Authenticity means that the downloaded ISO image was signed by Linux Mint, and thus it isn’t a modified or malicious copy made by somebody else.