Hello everyone, I originally had issues mining on linux as there wasn’t an easy to follow guide out there so I decided to make my own. Although there are a few tutorials for similar cryptonight coins they were long and involved so I also made my own easy to use mining script to mine electroneum for beginners on linux.
What you need:
A Linux installation that is ubuntu based. I will be using elementary OS
Download the two files below:
Rename both of your files to have a .sh extension instead of a .txt extension. I didn’t do this off the bat because it’s bad practice to download random .sh files off the Internet and I wanted people to get a chance to read what’s inside them before running them.
etn_linux_miner.sh and also
Open your terminal program of choice. I’m using the default terminal that comes with elementary OS. Type in the following command:
Replace [username] with your username. For example: cd /home/parth/Downloads. I will assume here that you downloaded both files and renamed them in your computer’s downloads folder.
Run the following command:
chmod +x etn_linux_miner.sh && chmod +x etn_run.sh && ./etn_linux_miner.sh
This makes all the files executable and runs the installer.
When prompted, type your password in as this allows the installer script to run as administrator and install the necessary packages.
Press ‘Y’ when it asks you to so it can install the packages.
Installation is now finished. Close your terminal window.
EDIT YOUR ETN_RUN FILE, BY DEFAULT IT MINES TO MY ADDRESS AND WWW.ETNPOOLS.COM
This can be done using scratch or any other text editor. I use scratch as it is simple and comes as default with eOS.
etnkAjckxKuQ2ov3QVmJRWJse with your own wallet address.
www.etnpools.com with your own pool address.
Now all you have to do to run the miner from now on is to navigate to the directory where etn_run.sh is located within, which should be in
Replace [username] with your username. For example: cd /home/parth/Downloads.
Now just run the following command:
You are now mining!