How To Install CPUMiner in Linux and Mine for ZiftrCOINs
This article shows you how to install cpuminer-ziftr on a Linux distribution in order to mine ZiftrCOINs with a CPU.
Tested on Xubuntu 14.04.4 64 bit.
- A ZiftrCOIN-Qt Wallet installed on either a Windows PC, Linux operating system or Mac.
- A ZiftrCOIN receiving address.
- A computer running a Linux distribution of your choice.
1. Open up a terminal window.
In Linux open a new terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard.
2. Update your computer and install dependencies:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo apt-get install -y git curl unzip gedit automake autoconf dh-autoreconf build-essential pkg-config openssh-server screen libtool libcurl4-openssl-dev libtool libncurses5-dev libudev-dev
3. Visit the Github Repo: https://github.com/ZiftrCOIN/cpuminer-ziftr taking particular note of any build instructions that are required.
4. Download CPUMiner for ZiftrCOIN by cloning the repository.
Click the icon circled in red to copy the exact address of the CPUMiner ZiftrCOIN repository to your clipboard.
The address at the time of writing is shown below in red and you may need to replace this with the contents of your clipboard if this has changed by the time of reading.
cd ~ git clone https://github.com/ZiftrCOIN/cpuminer-ziftr.git
5. Check the CPUMiner Ziftr folder name.
List the contents of your home directory by typing:
Locate the cpuminer-ziftr folder, taking note of its name.
If it differs from the one shown in red in the next command, make the appropriate change in step5.
5. Compile, make and install CPUMiner for ZiftrCOIN mining:
cd ~/cpuminer-ziftr chmod +x autogen.sh ./autogen.sh
Now check the build instructions on the git repo page (as described in step 3). You need to look for the Linux configuration details to configure CPUMiner for ZiftrCOIN:
In this case:
./configure CFLAGS="-O3" make
Finally, complete the installation with:
sudo make install
6. How to mine with CPUMiner-ZiftrCOIN in Linux.
At this point it is now possible to start mining for ZiftrCOINs with cpuminer.
Enter the cpuminer-ziftr folder:
For help using CPUMiner-ZiftrCOIN, type:
The options for CPUMiner will be displayed.
To start mining for ZiftrCOINs straight away, type the following command to begin pool mining at ziftrpool.io, replacing the red prompt with your ZiftrCOIN Wallet receiving address.
./minerd -a ziftr -o stratum+tcp://ziftrpool.io:3032 -u <your Ziftrcoin wallet receiving address> -p x
You can, of course, modify this command to mine wherever you like.
7. Where can I find my Ziftrcoin Wallet receiving address?
Open your ZiftrCOIN wallet, and click File > Receiving addresses…
Your receiving address(es) will be shown in the table.
If you are setting up multiple mining rigs, you may find it beneficial to create new receiving addresses in your ZiftrCOIN wallet for each of your machines and the type of mining resources employed.
For example, a second machine running Linux, mining with the cpu and gpu could have separate ZiftrCOIN receiving addresses from your main Windows mining rig. That way, when the virtual ZiftrCOINS come rolling in, you’ll know exactly where they have come from . This will assist in monitoring the effectiveness of each mining machine and its components.
8. Create a batch file to start CPUMiner and mine for ZiftrCOIN.
Creating a batch file simply automates step 6. Typing just one command will start CPUMiner mining for ZiftrCOINs.
The name shown in blue will be the command to type that will start the cpu mining process. Make this something memorable.
cd ~ gedit ziftrcpu
In the window that opens, copy the following commands to it, making sure to correct / replace anything shown in color if needed.
#!/bin/bash cd ~/cpuminer-ziftr ./minerd -a ziftr -o stratum+tcp://ziftrpool.io:3032 -u <your Ziftrcoin wallet receiving address> -p x
Click Save and exit the editor.
Now make the batch script executable:
chmod +x ziftrcpu
Running the batch script is easy. Just make sure that you are in your home folder
A listing of that directory shows you batch file in green:
To run it, just type it’s name preceded with a dot and a forward slash.
To terminate the batch script, press Ctrl + C.
9. Install SSH for remote login.
If you wish to log into your Linux computer remotely, install the open ssh server:
sudo apt-get install openssh-server byobu
Then log in to it using ssh from another Linux machine or PuTTY from your Windows PC.
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