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Someone also help omega set up VirtualBox bigadv ;)

post #1 of 13
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Howdy,

Following along the very similar lines of Smasher's thread, I needs helps with my Vbox setup. I'm tired of getting a measly 17K PPD on this X6; I wanna let it fly wheee.gifbiggrin.gif

I had a quick go yesterday; managed to setup a VM and install a Fedora14 minimal on it, but then I couldn't retrieve anything. I'm sure I set up the bridged adapter correctly, as it gets an address from DHCP, but I kept getting errors; and instead of calmly following them through and finding a solution, I shouted at it, then deleted the VM biggrin.gif

So... for starters, what is the best minimal x64 Linux (I can handle terminal) for bigadv. Links totally appreciated wink.gif
Also, wth.gif did I do wrong?

BTW, I've been lurking for a couple of days. Got in trouble for posting a humourous comic in the Lounge, then got pretty bored with pretty random inappropriate and yet fairly dull youtube links, and a distinct lack of chat / banter. I deemed it to be full of hypocrisy, or a snitch biggrin.gif Either way, if anyone wants to let me know that it's back to normal... wink.gif
Edited by omega17 - 6/5/11 at 9:29am
post #2 of 13
Id just do a regular fedora install, get everything set up, then make it boot in text mode by editing /etc/default/grub

Are you using vbox or vmware?
post #3 of 13
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Using vbox.

I assume it's much simpler to set up everything using a GUI, then switch it out to a minimal with no GUI taking up overheads afterwards right?

Any reason to use Fedora / use something else?

I'm not hot on the various flavours of Linux it's fair to say...
post #4 of 13
You probably want to use the lightest one you're familiar with, but I can't imagine it making a huge amount of difference to your PPD (or any).

I use ubuntu, because i'm lazy. But it works really well. I'd use 10.10. 11.04 uses unity which is more graphically heavy than 10.10.

I could help you install fedora, but not fedora minimal. Until you mentioned it i had no idea it even existed, lol.
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Just a guess but I am thinking by the title of the thread he is wanting to do bigadv on the PII X6 which will require a VM or VB but I do not know whether a X6 will run a bigadv WU at 3.9Ghz or not.
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It's back at 4.0Ghz, and it will biggrin.gif

I'm pretty much a Linux virgin, apart from the odd dabble, but it seems I'm failing to set up the bridged network properly (I've gone with Ubuntu 10.04 now)
post #7 of 13
Why don't you try running Linuxfah on the VM it automaticly sets up the bridged network.
http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=12068
http://www.linuxforge.net/docs/crunching/fah-vmware.php
Edited by Grandpa_01 - 6/5/11 at 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by omega17;13764325 
It's back at 4.0Ghz, and it will biggrin.gif

I'm pretty much a Linux virgin, apart from the odd dabble, but it seems I'm failing to set up the bridged network properly (I've gone with Ubuntu 10.04 now)

The bridged connection isn't really relevant so long as you know the hostname of the virtual machine for HFM (or Fahmon).

Where abouts are you now?
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Originally Posted by Grandpa_01;13764283 
Just a guess but I am thinking by the title of the thread he is wanting to do bigadv on the PII X6 which will require a VM or VB but I do not know whether a X6 will run a bigadv WU at 3.9Ghz or not.

It doesn't need to be in a virtual machine. It's just easier for most people.
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;13764862 
The bridged connection isn't really relevant so long as you know the hostname of the virtual machine for HFM (or Fahmon).

Where abouts are you now?



It doesn't need to be in a virtual machine. It's just easier for most people.


How do you set the core count to 8 in Linux if you are not running a VM.
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Code:
cat /proc/stat | awk 'BEGIN { TARGET_NCPUS=8 } ; { if ($1 == "intr") { for (i=NR-2;i<TARGET_NCPUS;i++) print "cpu" i S } ; S="" ; for (i=2;i<=NF;i++) S=S " " $i ; print }' > /tmp/stat.save
mount --bind /tmp/stat.save /proc/stat

and then save it as a shell script

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