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Is there an updated Ubuntu smp folding tutorial?

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I want to go to Ubuntu (I have 10.04 on the drive now) native for smp folding with my i7-970.The closest tutorial is Zodac's from 2010.Just reading through it stimulates some questions.I ask should I try and work through this tutorial or is there a better one? Grandpa set me up about 18 months ago and it sure seemed to go easier than Zodac's tutorial.Should I give one of ours a shot or head over to [H] and see what they have posted?
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[H] does have great guides for ubuntu, I've used several of their guides, and obviously things will be slightly changed if you're still using the v6 client or the new v7 client. Sorry, I don't have any experience with v7 in ubuntu. I don't think we'll have a more up-to-date guide on 10.04, many run 10.10 (though I don't know what's changed)

No harm in using their guides, good folks over there; what questions do you have about zodac's guide?

Here's Derickwm's brief, simple guide (admittedly, on 10.10 - again, not sure how different it'll be), go down to the section "Necessary steps to setup a 4P for folding". Nothing in there is 4p-specific, so, thumb.gif
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decali,OK I think I can work through Derickwm's guide. Here is the first line of Zodac's tutorial that kind of threw me.It is not the "make a folder" part that is unclear but he is telling you to move files before he has had you download the client yet (or so it seems).
1) For this installation, create a folder on the Desktop, and call it SMP. Move the the SMP client .tgz file to the SMP client. Double click to open it. Now drag the 2 files into the SMP folder:

Thanks +rep for Ubuntu help
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Ok,I will go ahead and use 10.10 instead.Besides using the ext3 file system is there a "better or worse" hdd partitioning scheme I should implement? Not so familar with ubuntu but with Debian it was /root, /usr, /var, /swap, /temp, /home or can I simply accept defaults (except the ext3 change) and just mount root.This is what I did with 10.04 and I was allowed to complete the install and get updates,seemed like a fully functioning OS.I am a bit stuck on my debian partition way of thinking.+rep for Alberts
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I went with the default on Ubuntu 10.10 and it turned out fine (except the ext3 change), I'd only set up partitions if you have another specific use for 'em (e.g. another OS, media, etc.).
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decali.OK,no partition change (except for a root mount and ext3 change).I need to get back in practice to remember what is "best practice" in regards to various distro partitions. I am lucky as this will only be for folding.I am also frustrated as it is still hot here.

EDIT,I am using an industrial PQ1 ssd (16gb) that I picked up for 20.00.I simply wanted to see how it reacted to Ubuntu/Debian as it is too small for Win 7.I have a couple of small capacity platter hdds if this PQ1 install gives trouble.
Edited by PCCstudent - 10/13/12 at 8:30pm
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