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July 14, 2011, 07:52:40 PM
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I've never mined before and I'm looking to set up a Live Linux OS on a USB drive.

I want to have BitCoin Mining Software installed on the OS and to be able to plug it into any computer and have an instant mining set up.

Does such a thing exist?

Is it possible?

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July 14, 2011, 08:08:21 PM
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Of course, there is a solution for you. It's name is LinuxCoin!

You can make a persistent install on USB flash drive, so it will use part of USB to store special Linux version with everything working right out of the box, and part of USB to store files between restart.

We are using this Flash Drive in our setup quiet successfully! So check it out Wink

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July 15, 2011, 01:14:15 PM
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This rocks!

Few more questions.

1. Instructions or links to instructions on setting this up.(Do I just put in onto a USB and have the PC boot from USB?)
2. Does the amount of memory on the USB effect the speed of the OS.
3. If you plugged a bunch of these into a computer lab at a College or something and had them all Mining. Would this be a red flag for System Admins or anyone that might be watching the system?

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July 15, 2011, 01:34:39 PM
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This rocks!

Few more questions.

1. Instructions or links to instructions on setting this up.(Do I just put in onto a USB and have the PC boot from USB?)
2. Does the amount of memory on the USB effect the speed of the OS.
3. If you plugged a bunch of these into a computer lab at a College or something and had them all Mining. Would this be a red flag for System Admins or anyone that might be watching the system?

1 - just forum search "linuxcoin" and you will find lots of help (your have to hunt around a bit to piece it all together though).

2 - no, but you need at least 2GB, and don't forget to make it persistent.

3- the usb sticks might be a tip-off. Also, you must be thinking of CPU mining, and I'm not sure linuxcoin is set up for that (haven't looked into it). You are probably asking whether the mining activity would be a red flag on the network, and I'm not sure about that, but I know there are others who have mined with a bank of campus computers. But since you are thinking of running a different OS on each computer, that might be pretty obvious.
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July 15, 2011, 06:28:31 PM
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3. If you plugged a bunch of these into a computer lab at a College or something and had them all Mining. Would this be a red flag for System Admins or anyone that might be watching the system?

Such a thing would get noticed pretty fast. It's a great way to get kicked out of college and possibly arrested.

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July 15, 2011, 07:39:56 PM
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3. If you plugged a bunch of these into a computer lab at a College or something and had them all Mining. Would this be a red flag for System Admins or anyone that might be watching the system?

Such a thing would get noticed pretty fast. It's a great way to get kicked out of college and possibly arrested.

lol yeah or you could try doing it unnoticed.. how would they know you did it..?

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July 15, 2011, 08:00:12 PM
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3. If you plugged a bunch of these into a computer lab at a College or something and had them all Mining. Would this be a red flag for System Admins or anyone that might be watching the system?

Such a thing would get noticed pretty fast. It's a great way to get kicked out of college and possibly arrested.

lol yeah or you could try doing it unnoticed.. how would they know you did it..?
*looks at computer*
*sees unknown version of linux running on said computer*
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July 15, 2011, 09:21:07 PM
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Ya some of the Labs are 24 hour access.

So I don't know how closely they monitor the system. If anyone walked by it would look like I was working late. Which is what I would be doing....

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July 15, 2011, 09:50:10 PM
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i have tried linuxcoin, it can't boot because of the monther board is gigabyte.

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July 15, 2011, 10:26:27 PM
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i have tried linuxcoin, it can't boot because of the monther board is gigabyte.
Whether the motherboard is a gigabyte or some other brand has no effect on whether you can boot Linuxcoin on it.

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July 15, 2011, 10:28:28 PM
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3. If you plugged a bunch of these into a computer lab at a College or something and had them all Mining. Would this be a red flag for System Admins or anyone that might be watching the system?

Such a thing would get noticed pretty fast. It's a great way to get kicked out of college and possibly arrested.

lol yeah or you could try doing it unnoticed.. how would they know you did it..?
*looks at computer*
*sees unknown version of linux running on said computer*
*calls campus security*

*thinks about who did it*
*cant figure it out*

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