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Why did monero-wallet-cli restore the same wallet with different mnemonic seeds?

TL;DR first is completely random seed, 2nd is the "normalized" seed, and they're both valid and resolve to the same wallet. As long as you know the method to go from mnemonic to the actual private key,...
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How can I recover a wallet using the mnemonic seed?

Right now there are two primary ways to do so: Go to the folder containing monero-wallet-cli and run "./monero-wallet-cli --restore-deterministic-wallet", entering your mnemonic seed when prompted. ...
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How are monero wallets generated?

There's a really nice description and address generation tool here: https://xmr.llcoins.net/addresstests.html I believe that site is owned and maintained by core dev person luigi1111. Long quote ...
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Why does md5sum of .keys file change with each restore from mnemonic seed?

The encryption used by the keys file is randomized. It uses a key derived from your password, and an IV (initialization vector) which is randomly selected. This is designed to prevent an adversary ...
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Why did monero-wallet-cli restore the same wallet with different mnemonic seeds?

This answer just reiterates the point Jolly Mort made above with a reference example. The answer to your question concerns the Monero normalization function sc_reduce32() plays when it operates on a ...
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Why does md5sum of .keys file change with each restore from mnemonic seed?

The wallet.keys file has the date embedded so the md5sum will change every time you restore with --restore-deterministic-wallet Yes your wallet is deterministic. The new md5sum is no cause for ...
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How are monero wallets generated?

You need the dictionary, yes. Each word is a representation of a number, and that number is the index of the word in the dictionary. Each triplet of words maps (via their indices in the dictionary) to ...
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How can I recover a wallet using the mnemonic seed?

There are several ways to do this. Choose a method below. I recommend following the steps for the GUI. Graphical User Interface (GUI) You can import into the GUI during the initial setup with ease. ...
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How are monero wallets generated?

I understand that the mnemonic is enough to recover the wallet. How are the keys and address generated from there? The seed mnemonic is a wallet convention thing, and any wallet can have its own if ...
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Generated wallets on testnet receive no transactions

This is most likely the bug fixed in https://github.com/monero-project/monero/pull/2542. If you can't or won't patch your copy to include this small fix, a workaround is to ensure you have a synced ...
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