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March 17, 2018, 08:41:34 PM
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How to restore a bip39 seed that i have from linux console and not in the GUI client electrum?

like described here https://freedomnode.com/blog/105/restore-any-bitcoin-wallet-with-electrum

How do i enable this because i see it supports bip39 seeds to create but i dont know how to restore my seed i dont see the option "bip39"

only bip32 or so, correct me if im wrong...
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March 18, 2018, 06:02:58 AM
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If I understood you correctly, you have a BIP 39 seed phrase from a wallet on Linux and you want to import it into Electrum GUI?
To restore select "I already have a seed" not "create new seed"
Then you'll see the check box for BIP 39
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March 18, 2018, 07:21:12 AM
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If I understood you correctly, you have a BIP 39 seed phrase from a wallet on Linux and you want to import it into Electrum GUI?
To restore select "I already have a seed" not "create new seed"
Then you'll see the check box for BIP 39
He meant linux console like http://docs.electrum.org/en/latest/console.html it doesn't have a checkbox like the GUI verson.

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March 18, 2018, 05:32:21 PM
Last edit: March 18, 2018, 05:49:01 PM by Abdussamad
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The electrum cli doesn't have that option. You can use this script instead: https://gist.github.com/AbdussamadA/6dc1a09b79f00d7f6a00e91a99d32ef3 . Run it with python3 interpreter on your system and pass it the seed words. It'll output the xprv for the first bip44 account. You can then pipe the output to electrum restore. For example:

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python3 the-script.py seedwords1 seedword2 | electrum -w wallet_file_name restore -

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March 18, 2018, 07:57:26 PM
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Thanks Abdussamad
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