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August 05, 2011, 11:54:28 PM
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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!

NOTE:
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!
 Pick "OK"
                
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

Reboot

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

Pick [Forward]

Enter a secure password into the two boxes and Pick [Forward]

Launch your BitCoin Client and your wallet should show.

Close your BitCoin Client

Shutdown USB

Boot USB

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

Open BitCoin

Ta Da!

Feel like investing in a Miner?:
http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=30044.msg377773#msg377773
A soup to nuts newbee system for a secure, portable USB wallet (free instructions):
NoobHowTo: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=27088.msg341387#msg341387
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August 08, 2011, 12:09:27 PM
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Thanks! That's great!

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August 08, 2011, 06:27:27 PM
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Thanks! That's great!

Thank you!

Feel like investing in a Miner?:
http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=30044.msg377773#msg377773
A soup to nuts newbee system for a secure, portable USB wallet (free instructions):
NoobHowTo: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=27088.msg341387#msg341387
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August 12, 2011, 02:33:42 AM
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same question I made on another thread, related to linuxcoin security
was it thoroughly audited in search of backdoors, malware, rootkits ?
I love linuxcoin, but ...   Roll Eyes

If you don't own the private keys, you don't own the coins.
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August 12, 2011, 03:34:28 AM
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same question I made on another thread, related to linuxcoin security
was it thoroughly audited in search of backdoors, malware, rootkits ?
I love linuxcoin, but ...   Roll Eyes


Pop a PM over to drgreen on the main linuxcoin thread. I'm sure he'd be glad to share the code with you. Many others seem to trust him and his work.

Feel like investing in a Miner?:
http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=30044.msg377773#msg377773
A soup to nuts newbee system for a secure, portable USB wallet (free instructions):
NoobHowTo: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=27088.msg341387#msg341387
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August 12, 2011, 03:46:04 AM
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Any particular reason why "*new* PNY 4GB do not boot. GRRRR!" ?

Is this with just linuxcoin?
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August 12, 2011, 03:52:54 AM
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Any particular reason why "*new* PNY 4GB do not boot. GRRRR!" ?

Is this with just linuxcoin?

I shopped around mostly the west side of Tallahassee. A local computer repair store gave me a great deal on a handful of older USB sticks all of which kept data but none of which booted. The local Walmart had the lowest proces on 4gb sticks so I bought one of each color to easily tell them apart. The PNY only came in black. All of the sandisk cruzers 4gb boot just fine. The PNY kept data but did not boot.

I have not tested other manufactures or other distributions other than Linuxcoin.

The Sandisk 4gb's booted on all 3 versions of Linuxcoin that I have on file.

Feel like investing in a Miner?:
http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=30044.msg377773#msg377773
A soup to nuts newbee system for a secure, portable USB wallet (free instructions):
NoobHowTo: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=27088.msg341387#msg341387
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