installation instructions

tomlondontomlondon Member Posts: 31
does anyone have any idiot proof installation instructions for mist?

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  • tgerringtgerring ✭✭ Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
    What OS are you using?

    We try to keep the wiki up-to-date with the latest build/installation information. Check it out here: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Building-Ethereum(Go)

    Soon, we hope to have automated binaries produced for all major platforms.
  • tomlondontomlondon Member Posts: 31
    Thanks for your help

    I have 2 old laptops. One with ubuntu and one with Windows that I can use.

    Do you know the minimum hardware specs needed to run the software and mine?

  • roz303roz303 Member Posts: 66
    edited March 2015
    tomlondon said:

    I have 2 old laptops. One with ubuntu and one with Windows that I can use.

    Do you know the minimum hardware specs needed to run the software and mine?

    Someone once said... "If you can run linux, you can run ethereum."

    It needs a lot of ram to build - and if your machines available are like mine - 1 GB or less RAM - I'd suggest adding a good sized swap partition. I got away with 4 GB of swap, and got the CLI version built and working. Look up how to add a swap partition, there's nothing to it.

    Mining, however, is a different story. I think you need 4 GB of ram minimum.

    Hope this helps :)
  • tomlondontomlondon Member Posts: 31
    Thanks for the reply.

    My alptop is probably not going to be much use for mining so I'm thinking about buying a gaming pc any suggestions?
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