How can I set up msOS?

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.

2.1 Windows - Writing msOS to an 8GB/8GB+ USB 3.0

  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.

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

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.
  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

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.
  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 https://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?

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?

  1. Download the latest software.
  2. Unzip the contents to an installation directory of your choosing.
  3. Open installer and follow the installation process.
  4. Open the shortcut.
  5. Enter your access key and group/location and login to the application.
  6. 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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