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post #1 of 9
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Basically, I was trying to set up linux (Ubuntu) in Virtual box, got it all up and running, started folding, walked away... Came back, and it was failing WU's at like 10% each and then just scrapping it and grabbing another just to be scrapped. Needless to say, I have powered down the virtual box and have gone back to Win7 SMP folding that is no issue... was just trying to squeeze out a little more PPD by going to linux. Is there any way that I can check how many WU's I just crapped out?
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post #2 of 9
Not as far as I know, but I would get as many completed as you can to offset the botched ones.
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post #3 of 9
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Yeah, that is what I am planning. I just went back to what I know, and what works. I am going to have to play with this later. I don't want to be "that guy" that is just pulling work units and making them turn to garbage.
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post #4 of 9
if you return too many failed wu's penalties can be placed against your passkey :/
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post #5 of 9
Just curious, is it against some rules somewhere to create a "dummy" name for things like this? For when you go back to do more testing on Ubuntu, use a different folding name you created solely for that purpose, so you don't get them counted against you. Perhaps better to let one completed WU go to a name that doesn't mean anything than to let a bunch of failed ding your actual name.
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post #6 of 9
You could always fold for anonymous or just leave the passkey out should be doable.
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post #7 of 9
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Yeah, hadnt thought about folding with the default anon name, I thought it was going to work just fine, I will keep this in mind for the future. I just hope that my stats stay above 80%, I cant imagine that it just ROFLSTOMPED out the botched WU's but who knows... if so, it was my bad, so I will take any penalty associated until I can build back up my street cred.
Thanks for the replies all.
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post #8 of 9
The easiest and best thing to do is just save a copy of the work folder / WU and disconnect from the Internet when you are messing with your machine. You can reconnect to the Internet after you have the machine stable.

Why would you want to take the risk of dumping a bunch of WU's if you do not have to, it only takes a few seconds to set things up for testing.
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post #9 of 9
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didn't want to, and have never had issues in Windows. I will take all of the advice and get this running in linux
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