How can I set up msOS?

Follow the next steps to set up msOS mining OS.

1. Prepare your rig for msOS

To install msOS on your mining rig you will need one USB 3.0 thumb drive with at least 16GB or SSD/HD. Please follow the next guidelines to prepare your mining rig.

  1. Upgrade BIOS to the latest version;
  2. Disable onboard graphics;
  3. Enable UEFI/Legacy USB on your BIOS;
  4. Unplug all other hard disks;
  5. Prepare USB or SSD/HDD.

If you are using a Windows 8.1 system or older, please also read this article.

While USB 2.0 and 8GB USB are supported, we suggest you use USB 3.0 of at least 16GB to ensure best experience.

2. Flash msOS to your USB or SSD/HDD

2.1A Windows - Flashing msOS to USB 3.0

Etcher

  1. Plug in prepared USB 3.0 thumb drive.
  2. Download and install Etcher.
  3. Extract the downloaded archive with 7Zip or any other extracting software.
  4. Open Etcher.
  5. Select msOS image (msos-xx.img).
  6. Select your USB.
  7. Click button Flash.
  8. When the process finishes, plug out the USB and plug it back in.
  9. When the system asks you if you want to format, click No or Cancel.
  10. Edit the config.js file and add your access key and worker's name or replace it with the config.js you downloaded from your minerstat dashboard.

2.1B Windows - Flashing msOS to SSD/HDD

Etcher

  1. Plug in your SSD/HDD with SATA or external (USB 3.0 adapter)
  2. Download and install Etcher.
  3. Extract the downloaded archive with 7Zip or any other extracting software.
  4. Open Etcher.
  5. Go to Settings and Enable Unsafe mode.
  6. Select msOS image (msos-xx.img).
  7. Select your SSD/HDD.
  8. Click button Flash.
  9. When the process finishes, plug out the USB and plug it back in.
  10. When the system asks you if you want to format, click No or Cancel.
  11. Edit the config.js file and add your access key and worker's name or replace it with the config.js you downloaded from your minerstat dashboard.

In case there is no drive letter on freshly flashed HDD or SSD, follow the steps described here.

2.2 Linux terminal - Flashing msOS to USB or SSD/HDD

You can use Etcher instead of the terminal. The procedure is the same as for Windows.

When you follow the steps, replace xx with your msOS version - the number of the downloaded file.

  1. Plug in prepared USB 3.0 thumb drive or SSD/HDD.
  2. Open the terminal and write sudo -i and enter your password for root access.
  3. Write sudo apt-get install p7zip-full in the terminal.
  4. Extract the downloaded archive with 7z x -so msos-xx.7z.
  5. Search your pendrive with fdisk -l (search: Disk /dev/sdX 7,XGB).
  6. Flash the prepared file sudo dd if=/path/to/msos-xx.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1m
  7. Edit the config.js file and add your access key and worker's name or replace it with the config.js you downloaded from your minerstat dashboard.

2.3 macOS terminal - Flashing msOS to USB or SSD/HDD

You can use Etcher instead of the terminal. The procedure is the same as for Windows.

When you follow the steps, replace xx with your msOS version - the number of the downloaded file.

  1. Extract the downloaded archive with The Unarchiver.
  2. Open the terminal.
  3. Plug in prepared USB thumb drive or SSD/HDD.
  4. Search your pendrive with diskutil list.
  5. Flash the prepared file with sudo dd if=/path/to/msos-xx.img of=/dev/diskX bs=1m
  6. Edit the config.js file and add your access key and worker's name or replace it with the config.js you downloaded from your minerstat dashboard.

You can use Mounty to read-write NTFS partitions.

3. Configuration file

After flashing the msos-xx.img file to the drive you will need to edit the config.js file and add your access key and worker ID.

global.accesskey = "wTeR123459"​;
global.worker = "Rig1080Ti";

global.accesskey is your minerstat login access key.
global.worker is your worker's name.

You can edit config.js file with Notepad or any other text editor software.

How to change access key and worker's name from msOS?

To change your access key and worker's name from msOS, use command: mworker ACCESSKEY WORKERNAME and replace ACCESSKEY with you access key and WORKERNAME with your worker's name.

4. Bulk flashing

For bulk flashing we suggest to use imageUSB software.

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