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Other => Beginners & Help => Topic started by: Ravious on September 05, 2013, 06:36:16 PM



Title: Raspberry Pi & ASIC USB Miner
Post by: Ravious on September 05, 2013, 06:36:16 PM
Hello, I am thinking of purchasing a Raspberry Pi board and a ASIC USB Miner, costing about 60 in the UK.

What OS would I need on the Pi to bitcoin? Would I be able to use the standard OS?

And what bitcoin miner would I use to mine?

Thanks!


Title: Re: Raspberry Pi & ASIC USB Miner
Post by: zamot on September 05, 2013, 09:02:29 PM
I suggest you should try with MinePeon, which is minig disro for RPi. Here is a lint to this topic : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137934.0 .
If you are not new to linux, then you can compile miner yourself ( CGminer or BFGminer).
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=28402.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=168174.0


Title: Re: Raspberry Pi & ASIC USB Miner
Post by: c789 on September 05, 2013, 10:17:42 PM
If you use the standard OS (Raspbian, which is a derivative of Debian), you can use cgminer (and I think bfgminer). I use this setup with cgminer 3.1.1 because it seems to be the version that works best with my Erupters.

Go here, download NOOBS to your SD card, and once NOOBS is running, it will prompt you for the rest (including installing Raspbian)
http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads

Then, to install cgminer, you can follow this:
http://learn.adafruit.com/piminer-raspberry-pi-bitcoin-miner/install-cgminer

If you're not familiar with Linux, you may want to stick with MinePeon (also Linux, but already set up and configured). I haven't used it but a lot of people love it.