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Pine A64 DIY Miner
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(10-16-2018, 07:14 PM)dobby Wrote: Hi,

The build of Christian ott does not contain the extra pine 64 monitor, he probably sacrificed his seventh module for this. It's probably possible to insert the monitor node sd card into the first pine and leave the last one out? This would be a more compact build in a atx case and would not include an extra external pine box. Would you recommend such a build or are there downsides?

Christian's build has 7 nodes. He could have had 8 if he connected a Pine A64 Mini-PC board to his monitor node

My suggestion is to configure an 8 board miner. The more nodes you have, the more skycoin you earn

If you go the 8 node route, the clusterboard can power the 8th (external Pine A64 Board node) using one of its USB ports
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#12
Hello

Does a Pine A64 DIY Miner need a separate Router (other than from ISP provided).
Our 7 nodes pop-up frequently on the ISP Router's Monitor Screen, yet are never stable visible. Eventhough they can be succesfully pinged on cmd (Windows).

Our issue is also that we never get to the Skywire Monitor by using 127.0.0.1:8000. What ever browser, the message is always something like: .... too many times redirected (translated from German to English).
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#13
(11-05-2018, 12:58 PM)renereingard Wrote: Hello

Does a Pine A64 DIY Miner need a separate Router (other than from ISP provided).
Our 7 nodes pop-up frequently on the ISP Router's Monitor Screen, yet are never stable visible. Eventhough they can be succesfully pinged on cmd (Windows).

Our issue is also that we never get to the Skywire Monitor by using 127.0.0.1:8000. What ever browser, the message is always something like: .... too many times redirected (translated from German to English).

External router only needed if your Miner's IP range is different to your home network, or you want to separate the two

**Better to separate the two and use a VPN if you plan on being an exit node
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#14
Hi Guys, for this build. Do we need to buy 8 sd card? Or just one? I know the board comes with flash, is that where we should install the os? Thanks!
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#15
(11-14-2018, 05:15 PM)Hvalentino Wrote: Hi Guys, for this build. Do we need to buy 8 sd  card? Or just one? I know the board comes with flash, is that where we should install the os? Thanks!

It will need a Micro SD card per node. So yeah 8 of them
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#16
I just received my clusterboard and would love to use these images!  I'm hoping that the images are still current, but I think I saw somewhere that the Skycoin software has recently been updated?  If update is required, is this something that can be done to these images after installed (ssh to each node to update software) or would these images need to be rebuilt from scratch?

Thanks,
Hodgenhoff
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#17
(12-28-2018, 03:36 AM)hodgenhoff Wrote: I just received my clusterboard and would love to use these images!  I'm hoping that the images are still current, but I think I saw somewhere that the Skycoin software has recently been updated?  If update is required, is this something that can be done to these images after installed (ssh to each node to update software) or would these images need to be rebuilt from scratch?

Thanks,
Hodgenhoff

The images have an older version installed but should work fine for whitelisting. I'll post upgrade instructions when I'm back from holiday
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(12-29-2018, 06:11 AM)skyguy Wrote:
(12-28-2018, 03:36 AM)hodgenhoff Wrote: I just received my clusterboard and would love to use these images!  I'm hoping that the images are still current, but I think I saw somewhere that the Skycoin software has recently been updated?  If update is required, is this something that can be done to these images after installed (ssh to each node to update software) or would these images need to be rebuilt from scratch?

Thanks,
Hodgenhoff

The images have an older version installed but should work fine for whitelisting. I'll post upgrade instructions when I'm back from holiday

Thanks for the reply.  All the images worked perfect and the clusterboard appears to be working perfect.  Thanks for all the work to make this so easy!! 

Regarding the required update: I found this link referenced a few times for the instructions on how to update the older software for official miners: https://github.com/skycoin/skywire/tree/...pt/upgrade. Would this be the proper process to update these DIY miners as well?

There were only few other items I needed to do some quick searches to remedy, this info may be helpful for others just getting started:

  1. If you want to SSH into each computer node you'll want to ensure you're using the "root" user.  Example: "ssh -l root 192.168.0.2"
    1. The password is "armbian1234"
  2. The Skycoin manager is located on "192.168.0.2:8000"
    1. The Skycoin manager default password is "1234", it will ask you to change this after you gain access.
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#19
many thanks for this and to Christian Ott. i am awaiting delivery of my parts. it would be nice to get an enclosure similar to the official Skyminers.

(10-17-2018, 06:08 AM)skyguy Wrote:
(10-16-2018, 07:14 PM)dobby Wrote: Hi,

The build of Christian ott does not contain the extra pine 64 monitor, he probably sacrificed his seventh module for this. It's probably possible to insert the monitor node sd card into the first pine and leave the last one out? This would be a more compact build in a atx case and would not include an extra external pine box. Would you recommend such a build or are there downsides?

Christian's build has 7 nodes. He could have had 8 if he connected a Pine A64 Mini-PC board to his monitor node

My suggestion is to configure an 8 board miner. The more nodes you have, the more skycoin you earn

If you go the 8 node route, the clusterboard can power the 8th (external Pine A64 Board node) using one of its USB ports

i bought a PINE A64-LTS for $32 for my 8th node. i hope thats correct.
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(01-03-2019, 01:56 PM)jutt Wrote: many thanks for this and to Christian Ott. i am awaiting delivery of my parts.  it would be nice to get an enclosure similar to the official Skyminers.

(10-17-2018, 06:08 AM)skyguy Wrote:
(10-16-2018, 07:14 PM)dobby Wrote: Hi,

The build of Christian ott does not contain the extra pine 64 monitor, he probably sacrificed his seventh module for this. It's probably possible to insert the monitor node sd card into the first pine and leave the last one out? This would be a more compact build in a atx case and would not include an extra external pine box. Would you recommend such a build or are there downsides?

Christian's build has 7 nodes. He could have had 8 if he connected a Pine A64 Mini-PC board to his monitor node

My suggestion is to configure an 8 board miner. The more nodes you have, the more skycoin you earn

If you go the 8 node route, the clusterboard can power the 8th (external Pine A64 Board node) using one of its USB ports

i bought a PINE A64-LTS for $32 for my 8th node. i hope thats correct.

You bought the correct one  Thumbsup
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