3/28/2014 UPDATE: Now using mikaelh’s HP12 miner. Thanks mikaelh!
Below I’ve written a step-by-step guide along with my personal tips. Please use my referral link below. Donations are welcome!
(XPM: AbPbhpodUx4DDPpgrYUCuGrTVehqiVxHes | LTC: LSRn1M1kp7cukPnn9K6UcckVP5Mi3FA7PZ | BTC: 1CGz2zaJeJ1Bg5ttVtzNbNuR13ThchPHyk)
Create a 512GB / 1 CPU Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Desktop. (This is the best value for mining purposes. $0.007 per hour up to $5 per month and I preferred the Desktop just because I hate not having GUIs though there may be a slight performance decrease.)
You will be emailed the password for your “Droplet”. Use it to login via “console access”
Setup primecoind to load on startup: applications menu->settings->settings manager->session and startup->application autostart->add
Create a script on desktop to run watch your mining progress (This makes it easier as once you login you just have to double-click one icon to check on your mining stats)
right click on desktop->create launcher->watch 'primecoind listtransactions | grep "amount\|category" & primecoind getmininginfo'
Now your first “Droplet” is all set.
To make more “Droplets” you can save time by cloning your first “Droplet” by saving it as an image and reusing it in “Create”. (note: this maybe a security risk because then all your Droplets will have the same wallet)
New accounts are limited to 5 "Droplets" however you can send in a support ticket to request your limit be increased.
To access your newly mined Primecoins
on VPS terminal:
primecoind listtransactions # to find your receiving addresses
primecoind dumpprivkey $receiving_address
on main wallet:
primecoind importprivkey $privkey_from_vps
Happy mining! Let me know if you have any questions or your own suggestions/improvements.
If you don’t know it yet – here is how to access your new coins from another wallet even before the coins mature. Useful when you have to give up the VM and the immature coins in it cannot be sent out: http://www.ppcointalk.org/index.php?topic=333.0
[quote=“DR3AMR2, post:15, topic:213”]You can also get away with compiling the source code in the smaller single CPU droplet if you create a swapfile
dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=64M count=16
Thanks again! Updated OP. What’s your XPM address? you deserve a tip! Btw, did you sign up as a result of my guide or did you already know about this?
According to you I signed up for a digital ocean account. But while entering the card details I didn’t notice any place where I can enter the promo code. They actually charged my original creditcard until I deactivated the account. please help me out here.
You can setup a main wallet to run on your main computer. Import the private keys from your droplet. Instructions are in OP. However you have to have mined blocks before you know what addresses you normally mine into.