8.1 beta, 8.0, checksums, sha256, AMD Intel

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I’m looking at installing Red Hat beta 8.1. I have the download, but I don’t see a checksum. Also don’t see checksums for the 8.0 download. A link to an offical page would be nice. Here’s the sha256sum I have, rhel-8.1-beta-1-x86_64-dvd.iso ; 8bcb909b408894c2bc8f5e29b5c46c6e9acd519eed72653e009b7777d0907349

Also noticed that there’s no AMD/Intel specific download options. The release notes talk about there being specific versions, but I don’t see an option for download. I guess it’s all the same now?

Thanks! Bill

Don't let yourself be, confused on booze.


For both RHEL 8.0 and 8.1 beta, the sha256sum values are provided on the respective download page.

By "AMD/Intel specific download options", you probably mean x86_64? The architecture can be selected from a drop down menu.

Now a days CPU architecture of Intel or AMD manufactured processor is 64 bit. You have to download x86_64 RHEL version (it will work for both CPU as both are 64 bit architecture). you can find SHA256 checksum below every download link [https://access.redhat.com/downloads/content/479/ver=/rhel---8/8.0/x86_64/product-software](RHEL download page). And when you are booting from RHEL bootable ISO for installation there is a option to check ISO (default option: check iso and install). Please let us know if you have any more query. Thank you for trying RHEL, hope you are enjoying enhanced security and unmatched stability.

The checksum is on the download page, or not, depending on where you come to it from. I do see the checksum for 8.0 from https://access.redhat.com/downloads/, but not from https://developers.redhat.com/products/rhel/download. However there’s no beta 8.1 from the first and no beta 8.1 checksum from the second. I was hoping to find the checksum for the beta. I know the media can check itself. Just seems like best practice to me, when downloading content, to not use the download to check the download.

The x86_64 version is the general version but commonly distro’s will have an AMD 64 specific version. I suspect that’s changed and the release notes never got updated. Was hoping to find the checksum in the release notes.

Thanks. Bill

Hi William,

The download links on the Developer Portal can be considered a "re-direction" from access.redhat.com. :)

Product Variant : Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 (v. 8.0 for x86_64)
SHA-256 Checksum: 005d4f88fff6d63b0fc01a10822380ef52570edd8834321de7be63002cc6cc43

Product Variant : Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 Beta (v. 8.1 Beta for x86_64)
SHA-256 Checksum: 8bcb909b408894c2bc8f5e29b5c46c6e9acd519eed72653e009b7777d0907349

Oh, and regarding the architecture - there is only x86_64 available (amd64 in the "debian/ubuntu world").
RHEL 8 doesn't support 32 bit, other variants you can find by using the Product Variant drop-down menu.


Bill, forgot to say ... "Don't let yourself be, confused on booze." No, I didn't ... hahaha
Hope the information I've provided was useful for you and could clarify everything. :)


Thanks Christian! I guess I didn’t look close enough at that variant drop down, should have seen that. Normally I would just googled the checksum if I didn’t see it, but these don’t come up. Thanks for the help on the AMD/intel stuff too. I am freaked out with the security issues.

Thanks to everyone who took time to look at this and reply.

You're welcome, Bill ! "freaked out with security issues" ... that's better than the other way around :
As my esteemed Accelerators friend Jan Gerrit Kootstra uses to say : Better be safe than sorry ! :)