BAMT - Crypto Mining Blog

Release : Bamt v1.6.0 - [Scrypt, Scrypt-N, DarkCoin, QubitCoin, MyriadCoin, and Quark]

Questions or Feature Requests

  • Please search first!
  • - DO NOT POST QUESTIONS HERE. MAKE A TEXT POST. <---
  • - THIS MAKES IT EASIER FOR FUTURE PEOPLE! :) <---
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Donations

  • Greatly appreciated! I am spending a lot of time on this. Donations make it easier to justify to myself and family.

  • VTC = Vy5xkGANcCdKWmHagTyWNRNzfC2D3f9zSG
  • DOGE = DKLrk9iYXaEqe3DJjoG6vkh97yZzTrwpCT
  • BTC = 1Ju4JCP4ifu4JWn6GdeWMc2g2zDTFQXHge
  • Or just let the mine point to the example pool for a while, the default addresses are mine.
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Installing Pick

  • Pick is an awesome version and build utility for miners.
  • Download and follow the instructions. Silly easy. Source
  • Thanks to zettahash for making this!
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Installing CGWatcher

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What is BAMT?

  • BAMT is a Linux live distribution made specifically for mining cryptocurrency.
    • Out of the box, it can mine Scrypt, Scrypt-N, DarkCoin, QubitCoin, MyriadCoin, and Quark!
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About BAMT

  • BAMT is designed with several goals in mind :
    • No installation; runs from a USB drive.
    • Go from assembled parts, to mining, quickly.
    • Very little configuration needed.
    • Multiple miners included.
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v1.6.0 New Features & Updates

  • New Features :
    • Added new miners!
      • Vertminer 0.5.2 "the kev"
      • Sgminer 4.0.0 "troky" - Scrypt-N Enabled
      • Sgminer 4.1.0 "sph - DarkCoin/QubitCoin/Quark"
      • Cgminer 3.7.2 "kalroth"
    • All miners and configs selectable from the bamt.conf file.
    • No need to set scrypt type flags inside the bamt.conf file.
    • Secondary USB drives now auto mount.
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General Details & Features

  • Driver Details :
    • AMD Catalyst 13.12
    • AMD APP SDK 2.9
    • AMD ADL SDK 6.0
  • Included Miners :
  • Monitoring :
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Setup

  1. Download Vertcoin BAMT v.1.6.0
    • MD5 : 4D141BEDA91C0845BD4ABB4F96FB163F
    • Mega.co.nz : here
      • This sometimes goes down. Be patient and wait.
    • Torrent : here
      • Please seed.
  2. Download Win32 Disk Imager or use dd.
    • Win32 : here
    • Write the .img file to a ~2GB or larger USB drive.
  3. Put the USB drive into your machine and boot up.
    • Connect via monitor or Remote Desktop in via your mine's IP.
    • You can find the IP via your network, or you can look on the desktop display of BAMT.
    • Default User Name = root
    • Default Password = live
  4. Select your miner and conf file inside /etc/bamt/bamt.conf.
     # Set to the config of your choosing. # CONFIG OPTIONS : cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/vertminer.conf # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/sgminer-troky.conf # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/sgminer-sph.conf # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf # Set miner over-ride if you want something other than cgminer. # MINER OPTIONS : # Vertminer 0.5.2 "the kev" # Sgminer 4.1.0 "troky" # Sgminer 4.1.0 "sph - aka - DarkCoin/QubitCoin/Quark" # Cgminer 3.7.2 "kalroth" # !! Set all to 0 for cgminer. !! miner-vertminer-thekev: 1 miner-sgminer-troky: 0 miner-sgminer-sph: 0 
  5. Update your selected miner conf file inside the directory /etc/bamt/.
  6. View your mining status.
    • You have a few options :
      • View standard dashboard at your miners IP address.
      • https://youripaddress/
    • View PoolManager dashboard.
      • https://youripaddress/cgi-bin/status-man.pl
      • Page is cool. You can change your pool and add new via Dashboard!
    • View the classic CGmineVertmineWhatever terminal screen.
      screen -r 
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Terminal Commands

Note : All commands assumed user has root permissions. 
Save & Reboot :
sync && coldreboot #Note : When making changes to a usb based system, you must run 'sync' to save to USB before restarting. 
Control Mining :
mine stop mine start mine restart 
Display GPU Status :
gpumon #Note : I like screen -r over gpumon. 
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Example Results

  • Setup :
    • GPU : Asus DCII 280x @ ~350-400 kH/s Vertcoin or 750-815 kH/s Scrypt
    • CPU : AMD Sempron
    • Memory : G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    • Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+
    • PSU : (2) EVGA Supernova 1000w - (w/ add2PSU )
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Change Auto-Reboot

Change hours by changing the "#" - or - delete line to remove auto-reboot :
nano /etc/crontab 
Modify this line :
0 */9 * * * root /sbin/coldreboot 
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Oddities

  • Miner ID and Location :
    • miner_id & miner_location in bamt.conf must be lowercase.
    • miner_name may be upper case.
submitted by Bajawah to BAMT [link] [comments]

Release : Vertcoin BAMT

Questions or Feature Requests

What is BAMT?

  • BAMT is a Linux live distribution made specifically for mining cryptocurrency.
    • While it's called "Vertcoin BAMT", it will work with any Scrypt coin or coin using Vertminer. This name will be changed in the future versions.

About BAMT

  • BAMT is designed with several goals in mind :
    • No installation; runs from a USB drive.
    • Go from assembled parts, to mining, quickly.
    • Very little configuration needed.

v1.5.2 New Features & Updates

  • New Features :
    • Select CGminer or Vertminer in bamt.conf flag.
    • Select matching miner .conf file in bamt.conf.
    • Added BAMT Poolmanager
    • Appearence slightly tweeked to match FlatBAMT UI.
    • Standard dashboard still active.
    • GitHub - Thanks to Starlilyth!
  • Updates :
    • Stock .conf settings should run on 99% of hardware.
    • Terminal "mine" commands functional with all miners.
    • Shrunk file size.
    • Bitch'n new subreddit.

General Details & Features

  • Details :
    • Based on Litecoin BAMT v1.5
    • AMD Catalyst 13.12
    • AMD APP SDK 2.9
    • AMD ADL SDK 6.0
    • SGMiner 4.1.0
      • Note : It is called "CGminer" but it is in fact renamed SGMiner.
      • There is a bug with 290x and powertune. Fix is to switch to cgminer:
        mv /opt/miners/cgminer /opt/miners/sgminer; mv /opt/miners/cgminer3.7.2 /opt/miners/cgminer; mine restart; 
  • Added Features :
    • FlatBAMT UI
      • GitHub - Thanks to Wellsriley!
    • TheKev Vertminer 0.5.2
      • BitcoinTalk - Thanks to TheKev!
      • Note : Vertminer is still in /opt/miners if you want to put it back.
    • Auto-Reboot Cronjob
      • Keeps your machine running well 99.9% of the time.
      • Timer set for every 3 hours.

Setup

  1. Download Vertcoin BAMT v.1.5.2
    • Mega : here
      • This sometimes goes down. Be patient and wait.
    • Torrent : here
      • Please seed.
  2. Download Win32 Disk Imager or use dd.
    • Win32 : here
    • Write the .img file to a ~2GB or larger USB drive.
  3. Put the USB drive into your machine and boot up.
    • Connect via monitor or Remote Desktop in via your mine's IP.
    • You can find the IP via your network, or you can look on the desktop display of BAMT.
    • Default User Name = root
    • Default Password = live
  4. Change your "miner".conf file.
  5. Select your mining type in bamt.conf.
    • Comment out the one you are not using. ~line 112
      # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/vertminer.conf 
    • Set the value to 1 if using Vertminer. ~line 118
      scrypt-adaptive-N: 0 <-- That value. 
  6. View your mining status.
    • You have a few options :
      • View standard dashboard at your miners IP address.
      • https://youripaddress/cgi-bin/status.pl
    • View PoolManager dashboard.
    • View the classic CGmineVertminer terminal screen.
      screen -r 

Terminal Commands

Note : All commands assumed user has root permissions. 
Save & Reboot :
sync && coldreboot #Note : When making changes to a usb based system, you must run 'sync' to save to USB before restarting. 
Control Mining :
mine stop mine start mine restart 
Display GPU Status :
gpumon #Note : I like screen -r over gpumon. 

Example Results

  • Setup :
    • GPU : (4) Asus DCII 280x @ 400 kH/s Vertcoin or 800 kH/s Scrypt - (going to add 2 more)
    • CPU : AMD Sempron
    • Memory : G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    • Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+
    • PSU : (2) EVGA Supernova 1000w - (w/ add2PSU )
  • Note : My configs can be found in /etc/bamt/examples.

Change Auto-Reboot

Change hours by changing the "3" - or - delete line to remove auto-reboot :
nano /etc/crontab 
Modify this line :
0 */3 * * * root /sbin/coldreboot 

Oddities

  • Miner ID and Location :
    • miner_id & miner_location in bamt.conf must be lowercase.
    • miner_name may be upper case.

To-Do

  • Main Changes :
    • Clean up legacy code.
    • Update graph style ( responsive ).
    • Update Dashboard style ( responsive ).
  • Sync Up :
    • Roll changes into main BAMT BitBucket build.
    • Roll changes into PoolManager GitHub build.
  • Small Irrelevant Things :
    • None currently.

Tips

  • Greatly appreciated! This is eating a lot of time up. :)
  • VTC = Vy5xkGANcCdKWmHagTyWNRNzfC2D3f9zSG
  • DOGE = DKLrk9iYXaEqe3DJjoG6vkh97yZzTrwpCT
  • BTC = 1Ju4JCP4ifu4JWn6GdeWMc2g2zDTFQXHge
  • Or just let the mine point to the example pool for 30 min, the default is set to me. :)
submitted by Bajawah to BAMT [link] [comments]

(Dummies Guide) How to simultaneously run multiple instances of cgminer to control different GPUs whilst using BAMT.

In cgminer you cannot specify multiple values for gpu-threads. gpu-threads is a global per-instance setting, not a per-GPU setting. If you want to run 2 different values of gpu-threads, you need to run 2 instances of cgminer.
This guide will help you if, for example; you have a rig in which one or more of your cards run better with gpu-threads set to 1 and your other cards run better with gpu-threads set to 2 (or 3 or 4)
So I'm going to assume here that you're running a rig with 4 cards and you're already set up and mining.
I'm also going to assume that you know how to use nano. So let's say your cgminer.conf has the line "gpu-threads" : "2", Unfortunately your 4th card isn't giving you the hash-rate you're expecting from it or worse, you're getting hardware errors which lead to rejected shares.
(to see if you're getting hardware errors in BAMT, you need to be able to see what cgminer is actually displaying. To do this simply SSH to your rig, log in and type "screen -r". I won't go too into this to much but where it says HW: you don't want so see anything there, if you're seeing anything other than 0 then you have problems with your config. Now to detach from this screen you need to press "ctrl+A+D" this is very important, do not press q!)
Anyway, you know that the 4th card wants to run with "gpu-threads" : "1", but you can't do "gpu-threads" : "2,2,2,1", this will not work!
So to get 2 cgminers running, follow these steps:
  1. SSH to your rig, be logged in, and a super user. You should be seeing this: [email protected]:/home/user#
  2. Type "nano /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf" Add the line: "device" : "0-2", This is saying that this instance of cgminer will be controlling GPUs 0, 1 & 2. Save and exit (ctrl+x)
  3. Type "nano startcgminer.sh" This will create a new script that you will run later to boot up your 2nd cgminer. Now type "chmod u+x startcgminer.sh" and hit enter.
  4. Add your info. below is mine but you want to replace with the settings for your 4th card (gpu 3): (where it says "device 3" this is saying that this instance of cgminer will only run gpu 3 (4th card) and "remove-disabled" makes it so it won't display the other cards)
    export DISPLAY=:0 export GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1 export GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100 export CGMINER_BIN=/opt/miners/cgminecgminer $CGMINER_BIN --scrypt \ -o miningpoolserver.com:3333 -u username -p password \ -o backupminingpoolserver:3333 -u username -p password \ -I 20 \ -w 512 \ --gpu-threads 1 \ --thread-concurrency 32765 \ --gpu-engine 990 \ --gpu-memclock 1500 \ --gpu-powertune 11 \ --gpu-vddc 1.025 \ --device 3 \ --remove-disabled \ --temp-cutoff 99 \ --temp-overheat 95 \ --temp-target 85 \ --auto-fan \ --gpu-fan 50-85 
    Note: Make sure there are no random spaces at the end of any of these lines and also make sure that the I for intensity is upper case.
    Now save and exit the script by hitting ctrl+x etc.
  5. type "screen -ls" and hit enter, you should see something similar to this:
    There are screens on: 4366.pts-1.bamt-miner (12/30/2013 08:00:56 PM) (Detached) 1 Sockets in /varun/screen/S-root. 
    So this is saying that there is currently only 1 screen running and BAMT is using it to run cgminer inside.
  6. Type "screen" and hit enter, it will come up with a load of text about screen, just ignore that and hit enter again. Now you are inside your new 2nd screen.
  7. Now type ./startcgminer.sh You should now see cgminer boot up and start mining with just gpu 3. To detach from this screen you need to hit ctrl+a+d.
And that's it, there should now be 2 screens running.
To check the other screen type "screen -ls" and hit enter, you should now see both screens running. Something like this:
There are screens on: 6349.cgminer (12/30/2013 08:08:35 PM) (Detached) 4366.pts-1.bamt-miner (12/30/2013 08:00:56 PM) (Detached) 2 Sockets in /varun/screen/S-root. 
To look at one screen type "screen -r 6349", to look at the other type "screen -r 4366" (remember to detach from screens using ctrl+a+d)
You should still be able to see info for the first 3 cards on BAMT's web UI and in fact I can still see the temp and load for my 4th card.
Please feel free to leave feedback, or let me know if I've missed anything.
I hope you found this guide useful and if you did please consider a small BTC donation :)
Bitcoin ID: 18juPJsn2u4TFQgtE7BJVy49r4MoL2zNqh
submitted by v-tecjustkickedinyo to litecoinmining [link] [comments]

Presence shorting a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3?

Has anyone ever gotten all 6 PCI-e slots working on this mobo? I saw a thread on a Bitcoin forum about shorting PCI slots in order to do this. Is anyone familiar with this - and do you know if it works? What are the dangers?
UPDATE: I mistakingly thought I needed to do the presence short but you guys made it clear that it was unnecessary. Turns out I had a different problem altogether.
Something went horribly wrong with my mobo. I am guessing one of my powered risers (maybe) ruined my motherboard. After plugging in GPU #6 nothing would work...which made me think I needed to short that last PCIE slot.
But now NONE of the GPUs work. I can't get a boot screen at all, no matter which card is plugged into which slot. CPU fan comes on, but nothing else seems to work. No lights on the Ethernet port either.
So, something burned out my mobo I think.
I tried removing the CMOS battery and replacing it too (to reset the BIOS) but nothing changed. So looks like I need a new mobo.
I can't tell which of the powered risers caused it - or even if that was actually the issue. My config was working for MONTHS until I tried to add that last GPU. (Five 280xs, a 650w and a 1050w PSU, running BAMT off a USB. The last GPU was a Gigabyte 270.)
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