How can I set up msOS?

Read a detailed blog post or follow the instructions below.

Install msOS in three steps.

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 8 GB space. Please follow the following 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 a bootable USB 3.0 thumb drive - it is important to use USB 3.0.

2.1A Windows - Writing msOS to an 8GB/8GB+ 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. After you have made a flash, don't forget to edit the configuration file.

2.1B Windows - Writing msOS to a SSD

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. After you have made a flash, don't forget to edit the configuration file.

2.2 Linux terminal - Writing msOS to an 8GB/8GB+ USB 3.0 or SSD/HDD

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

  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 (replace xx with your msos version - the number of the downloaded file).
  7. After you have made a flash, don't forget to edit the configuration file

2.3 macOS terminal - Writing msOS to an 8GB/8GB+ USB 3.0 or SSD/HDD

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

  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 (replace xx with your msos version - the number of the downloaded file).
  6. After you have made a flash, don't forget to edit the configuration file

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 token and worker ID.

4. config.js example

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

  • global.accesskey is your minerstat login token. Example: wTeR123459
  • global.worker is your minerstat worker name you created on the dashboard for this rig. Example: Rig1080Ti
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How can I access msOS remotely?

You will be able to access msOS by opening the local IP in your browser. You can find it on your worker's details page or by entering it manually in form of http://YOUR_LOCAL_IP:4200/. To login to your msOS, you need to enter "minerstat" as a username, and "msos" as password.

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How can I set up Windows mining software?

Read a detailed blog post or follow the instructions below.

minerstat Windows software requires:

  1. Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013
  2. Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2015 to be installed on all computers where the GPU mining will be running.
  3. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (already included in Windows 10)

After that continue:

  1. Disable your firewall* & antivirus (Windows Defender)**.
  2. Download the latest software.
  3. Unzip the contents to an installation directory of your choosing.
  4. Open installer and follow the installation process.
  5. Open the shortcut.
  6. Enter your access key and worker name. If you want to start this software at Windows start, make sure to check this as well.
  7. Start mining.

*The firewall can disable the API port, preventing the node to fetch the stats from your miner.
**Windows Defender and another third-party antivirus softwares sometimes detect mining softwares as trojan.
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How can I set up ASIC monitoring software?

Read detailed instructions in our blog post or follow the next steps.

  1. Add new woker through the dashboard. Don't forget to set your local IP and pay extra attention to SSH username and password (it is not the same as web login).
  2. Download the latest software.
  3. Unzip the contents to an installation directory of your choosing.
  4. Open installer and follow the installation process.
  5. Open the shortcut.
  6. Enter your access key and group/location and login to the application.
  7. Check for software to connect with your rigs and display the list of your ASIC workers.
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Where can I download mobile applications?

You can find the iOS application here and the Android application here.

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Which WiFi devices are supported by msOS?

msOS supports any USB WiFi device that is by default compatible with Linux. Partial list of natively supported devices can be found here.

To set up WiFi on your rig, find the network.txt file in the same folder as config.js and open it with notepad or any other text editor. Insert your WiFi ID and password inside the quotation marks and note that it is important that each setting is in its own line and to keep the quotations marks, such as the following example.

WIFISSID = "mywifi"
WIFIPASS = "mywifipassword"
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I have problems with msOS and my BIOSTAR motherboard. What should I do?

Please check if all of the following settings apply to your set up:

  • Onboard video
  • 4G Decoding rnabled
  • PCI-E Gen1
  • CSM rnabled
  • Legacy USB enabled
  • Tulod 3.5 (GB)
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How to disable ETHLargement pill on Windows node?

Delete all the text from the file ~/minerstat-windows/mist/OhGodAnETHlargementPill-r2-args.txt. Do not delete the file, only the content in it.

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Does your ETHlargement pill not work as expected?

You're likely running an older memory revision. With the use of --revA you can specify which device should use the pill for older cards. If, for example, GPU 0, 3, and 4 are older, you can use the command: OhGodAnETHlargementPill-r2.exe --revA 0,3,4 in file ~/minerstat-windows/mist/OhGodAnETHlargementPill-r2-args.txt.

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Where can I found source code?

minerstat software is open source and you can find the source code on our GitHub.

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What is terminal login for msOS?

You can login to msOS by entering minerstat as username and msos as password.

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Does minerstat offers API?

Yes, we do. You can find all about our API here.

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Can I change IP address of ASIC worker?

Yes, you can. Open your workers list and find your ASIC worker. After that click on the pencil icon to edit the worker. This option also allows you to rename your worker.

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msOS won't boot. What can I do?

Plug in your monitor to GPU output to see what is the problem. If the screen is black, press Ctrl + Alt + F1 to see the output. If this is your first boot, it might take a little bit longer for rig to boot so some patience is needed.

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