A few options for anyone who wants to own a secure wallet with Linuxcoin:
1) $8.00; Buy a 4GB Sandisk Cruzer at Walmart for $8 and follow the instructions below
2) $8.00 + 2btc; you download the linuxcoin 2.1b, Unetbootin, at least one persistence file and install Unetbootin. Buy a Sandisk Cruzer at Walmart for $8. I will LogMeIn to your computer and prepare the USB for you.
3) $8.00 + 3btc; Buy a Sandisk Cruzer at Walmart for $8. I will LogMeIn to your computer download all the necessary files onto your computer and prepare the USB for you.
4) 4btc; I will send you by USPS Standard mail a prepared and tested 4GB Linuxcoin USB ready for you to create your encrypted folder and build your new wallet in that encrypted folder.
5) 5btc; I will send you by USPS Standard mail a prepared and tested 4GB Linuxcoin USB with an encrypted wallet that contains 1btc. Prefer that you supply the Password or I will prepare a random 12 digit password that is emailed back to prior to shipping.
Other options available. Just post/PM.
Before you Start:
Have at least one computer that can boot to a USB memory stick.
Have at least one USB stick that is 2mb or greater AND IS ABLE TO BOOT!
Of the 8 USB's in my possession (on 7/12/11) only two actually work.
* The SanDisk 4GB Cruzers! *
All of the used ones and the *new* PNY 4GB do not boot. GRRRR!
Format USB to FAT32
Download LinuxCoin http://www.linuxcoin.co.uk/downloads/LinuxCoin_0.2.1b/
Download Installer http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
Install LinuxCoin ISO file on USB using Unetbootin
Pick Disk Image
Pick "..." (for browse, programmers can be so stupid sometimes)
Pick "linuxcoin...iso" from whatever directory you downloaded it to earlier
Pick THE CORRECT USB DRIVE LETTER!
Download Persistence http://linuxcoin.co.uk/downloads/persistence/
Extract persistence file to USB
Boot to USB
Turn computer off, insert USB,
Alternate tapping F11 and F12 as you turn the computer on
Choose USB at the prompt
Choose Persistence at the prompt
Pick (B) on lower left
In [Accessories] Pick [Root Terminal]
Open Terminal and either type or cut and paste these three lines in order:
(Relax each of these can take a *long* time)
sudo apt-get install cryptkeeper
sudo apt-get install sshfs
sudo adduser user fuse
Just before you do the next function look at the lower right of the screen at the blank just to the left of the time.
In [System Tools] Pick [Cryptkeeper]
Now you see the image of a key just to the left of the time.
Pick the Key Symbol to the left of the time then Pick [New Encrypted Folder]
In [Name] type in .bitcoin
[Save in folder:] should stay set to user
Enter a secure password into the two boxes and Pick [Forward]
Launch your BitCoin Client and your wallet should show.
Close your BitCoin Client
DO NOT OPEN THE BITCOIN CLIENT BEFORE PERFORMING THE NEXT STEP!
If you (or the person fiddling with your USB) do it will create a new blank wallet and
you will have some File Manager dances to do to get your wallet working again
FIRST STEP is to [System Tools] [Cryptkeeper] then Pick the [Key]
Pick the box for /home/user/.bitcoin
Enter your Password