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June 16, 2011, 01:01:16 AM
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Name basically says it all. I'm running windows 7 and want to mine some namecoins. Will give 1 btc to whoever helps me get it running since I'm too dumb to do it myself  Huh

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June 16, 2011, 02:04:46 AM
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http://dot-bit.org/InstallAndConfigureNamecoin

And for steps 6-8: Instead of ./namecoind randomtext, it should be namecoind.exe randomtext.

Then to start mining using your CPU/GPU, follow the guide on here: http://bitparking.com/pool. You still should be able to use the miners you use for Bitcoin.

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June 16, 2011, 11:49:35 AM
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1. Download namecoin
2. Run namecoind.exe through cmd, personally i just make a .bat file in the same directory and put
Code:
START namecoind
in it.
3. Wait a few seconds, then turn it off (if it doesn't turn off itself).
4. Create a bitcoin.dat in your namecoin data folder (located in C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\Namecoin in win7 afaik)
5. Edit bitcoin.dat and put the following information in it:
Code:
rpcuser=username here
rpcpassword=password here
rpcport=port you want to use (example:8336)
daemon=1
6. Run namecoind.exe (or the .bat if you created one) again and let it be up again
7. Start an instance of cmd and type "cd path/to/namecoind/" (path/to/namecoind/ to be edited ofcourse).
8. Type namecoind help to get a list of commands.
"Core" commands:
help : Show all commands available.
getnewaddress : Create a new namecoin address.
sendtoaddress : Send namecoins to someone (sendtoaddress <address> <amount>).
getbalance : Shows how many namecoins you have.


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June 16, 2011, 04:25:54 PM
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1. Download namecoin
2. Run namecoind.exe through cmd, personally i just make a .bat file in the same directory and put
Code:
START namecoind
in it.
3. Wait a few seconds, then turn it off (if it doesn't turn off itself).
4. Create a bitcoin.dat in your namecoin data folder (located in C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\Namecoin in win7 afaik)
5. Edit bitcoin.dat and put the following information in it:
Code:
rpcuser=username here
rpcpassword=password here
rpcport=port you want to use (example:8336)
daemon=1
6. Run namecoind.exe (or the .bat if you created one) again and let it be up again
7. Start an instance of cmd and type "cd path/to/namecoind/" (path/to/namecoind/ to be edited ofcourse).
8. Type namecoind help to get a list of commands.
"Core" commands:
help : Show all commands available.
getnewaddress : Create a new namecoin address.
sendtoaddress : Send namecoins to someone (sendtoaddress <address> <amount>).
getbalance : Shows how many namecoins you have.


Send to 1Awyxgawq52mkYmiAQ9v4sLPXxStVsSGy8 if this helped you, thanks.

Your guide is missing a couple of steps. I've written one up here, OP, if you need it:
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=6017.msg225444#msg225444
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June 16, 2011, 10:29:26 PM
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Thanks for all the input but I'm still stuck exactly where i've been stuck since I started.  I made the bitcoin.conf file in my roam appdata file and I've set it multiple ways with no luck..

rpcuser=myusername
rpcpassword=mypassword
rpcport=8336
daemon=1

rpcuser=XXXXXX
rpcpassword=YYYYYY

However my namecoind opens and closes automatically still.

I'm also getting this error in CMD error: You must set rpcpassword=<password> in the configuration file:
C:/Users/Anonymous/AppData/Roaming/Namecoin/bitcoin.conf    when I enter certain commands in there.  I have entered a password in there several times in several different ways. The file is EXACTLY where CMD tells me it needs to be.

What am I doing wrong? Did I make the file wrong? How is it supposed to be created? I was originally just opening a text document and saving it as bitcoin.conf is that incorrect? I must be missing something here because the file is exactly where it needs to be. Perhaps I'm using the wrong binaries for windows?

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June 16, 2011, 11:31:48 PM
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Sure youre not hiding file extensions or something just to make it look like it's really named bitcoin.conf and not bitcoin.conf.txt or something like that?

Try using this .conf http://solidfiles.net/d/ac5c/
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June 17, 2011, 01:41:02 AM
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Bounty was collected by Thundertoe. Guy was very helpful. Thanks.

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June 17, 2011, 01:44:22 AM
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Try the following:

Download the binaries and put them somewhere, for example C:\namecoin\
Press windows+R and type cmd, click ok
now type c:\namecoin\namecoind
It will show the error about the configuration file.
No problem, we wanted it to.
Type cd %appdata%\namecoin
now type notepad bitcoin.conf
It will ask you to create a new file, click ok
put in it the following rows:

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rpcuser=something
rpcpassword=somethingelse
rpcport=8336

Close notepad saving it

Go back to the prompt and type start c:\namecoin\namecoind
This opens a new window that should just show a blinking cursor.
Go back to the previous prompt and type cd c:\namecoin\

To test if it is actually working type namecoind getinfo

Should report the number of blocks, number of connections, and other infos.
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June 17, 2011, 01:45:17 AM
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> Bounty was collected by Thundertoe. Thanks.


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June 17, 2011, 02:01:00 AM
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Eggcellent paid in full thank you Eggcellent! anyone else needing help with namecoin for windows pm me.

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