msOS – Setting up Linux mining OS


In this video, I will show you
how to add a new worker and set up the minerstat mining OS, also called msOS. To run msOS on your rig, I suggest
you use at least 16 GB USB 3.0 or SSD. First, let’s add a new worker
to your minerstat dashboard. Workers can be added, removed,
and managed from the workers’ list. Navigate to [Management] and then click on [Workers]. Then click [Add new worker] button. Now, you will have to name your first worker. You can use lowercase and uppercase letters,
numbers, dash, and underscore, but the length of the worker’s name
should not exceed 15 characters. Select a name that will help you
easily distinguish between your other workers, for example, Rig-001. Next, select the type, which can in your case
be either Nvidia or AMD, depending on your hardware. Please do note that we officially
don’t support rigs that mix Nvidia and AMD cards even though
you might get it to work. Then select the system,
which is in your case msOS. You can optionally enter additional groups
or locations for your worker. Type and system groups
like Nvidia, AMD, msOS and Windows will be automatically added to the worker. If you, for example, want to distinguish between
all RX 580 and RX 560 GPU rigs, you can use groups RX580 and RX560. Enter the selected group name
and press [Space] or [Enter] to confirm the group, like this. Click on [Add worker] and your worker will
be added to your minerstat dashboard. If this is your first worker,
you will be automatically redirected to the worker’s profile with installation instructions. If not, you can click on the worker’s name
or eye icon on the right to enter the worker’s profile. Here you can see your access key,
worker’s name, and two buttons. The [Download msOS] button will give you
an option to download the msOS version. See which version supports your GPUs
and download that one. The difference between versions
is only in the drivers and kernels versions and if you want to see
more details about the version you can hover your mouse
over information icon, like this. You can download via torrent, which
will be faster or download directly. After you have clicked the download button,
you will be met with the thank you page and your download will start. It will take a few minutes
for the msOS image to download. In the meantime, you can prepare Etcher, a software that will be used for
flashing that image to your drive. You can find the link to the Etcher in
the description part of this video. Follow the steps in the installer
and install Etcher to your computer. When the msOS image is downloaded
and Etcher installed, plug your drive to the computer
and open the Etcher software. If you will be flashing to SSD, you will also need to check the unsafe mode in the settings, like this. Select the msOS image. Then select your drive. Lastly, click on the [Flash] button. It will take a couple of minutes
for USB to flash. So let’s wait. The flashing process is now finished. The next step is to prepare the config.js file, which will help with identifying the rig
on the minerstat dashboard. Unplug the USB or SSD from the computer
and plug it back in. If the computer asks you if you want to format
your drive click [No] or [Cancel]. Then you can either download already prepared
config.js from the worker’s profile or edit the file from your computer. I will download it from the minerstat dashboard. When the file is downloaded, copy
and paste it into your drive to replace it. If you will edit the file directly from the
drive, you can edit it with any text editor. The access key and the worker’s name
are both cases sensitive and you can find exact values
of them on the worker’s profile. Unplug the USB or SSD drive, plug it into
the rig and boot the machine. If everything was done correctly,
you will be able to see your worker online on the dashboard
within a few minutes. The worker will start mining
to a demo configuration, which I will show how to change
in the next video.

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