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because i see people in the hex-core cat (Division 3) folding SMP only
i thought by myself, why not help them get more points and to make my day more exciting
(being #1 is pretty boring now tongue.gif)

so here we go, this guide is for SB-E cpu's only (i7 3930k, 3960x and the 3970x)

the things that are applied in it:
- corehack
- thekraken
- samba (FAH6 directory is already shared)

the files you need are:
- Oracle VM VirtualBox
- Folding@Home -bigadv (Ubuntu 10.10) (link) make sure its extracted somewhere because we need it later!
- Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack (optional)i

WARNING!!! FILESIZE OF VIRTUAL MACHINE PACKAGE IS 2GB BIG!!!

1. So for starters download Oracle VM VirtualBox and install it
after that you can download Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack

the Extension Pack is optional, if you dont want it you dont need to install it.
start Oracle VM VirtualBox then goto File > Preferences (CTRL+G)


click on Extension (shown in the picture) and then on the right click on the diamond-like button and search for the Extension Pack file


2. If you have done all that, then you can make a new virtual server.

click on NEW


here you can choose a name for your virtual server (i named my Holding@Home -bigadv)
make sure you select Linux as type and Ubuntu (64 bit) as version


now you need to select the memory size
i set mine at 5120MB, but 4800MB or higher is recommended


select "Use an existing virtual hard drive file" and click on the yellow directory with the green arrow on it
then search for the file you extracted earlier


now you are almost done, its time to edit the settings and make sure we use 12 cores instead of 1
so right click on the virtual server that you just made and click Settings (CTRL+S)


then you click on System and then on Processor and drag the arrow to the right until the green bar ends (it should be on 12 cores now)
also select the extended features
TIP: put the Execution Cap on 90% if you still want to use the system for browsing, ect
you can put it on 95% or higher if you use it only for folding, but be warned the system will be unresponsive most of the time



-OPTIONAL-
then goto Display and check the Enable 3D Acceleration in the Extended Features


goto Audio and uncheck Enable Audio (we dont need it because its for folding wink.gif )


the last thing you need to edit is the Network settings
make sure its enabled (default it is enabled) and change NAT into Bridged Adapter
then click on Advanced to see more settings and make sure the Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (82540EM) is selected
and select Allow All in Promiscuous Mode and make sure Connect Cable is selected

also open Terminal and type ifconfig and see what eth number you have, if you know what eth you have type sudo dhclient eth0 change the 0 into the number you have
this will fix the no internet connection

Manual Setting IP:
An alternative would be to edit /etc/network/interfaces. an example configuration would be:
Quote:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.1
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1

Set one or more desired nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf:
Quote:
nameserver 192.168.1.1

then run
Quote:
/etc/init.d/networking restart

change the text in red into the ip's your router use

TIP: if you have have a motherboard with 2 LAN adapters and you have no internet on 1, choose the other one

3. so now that you have done that click on OK and startup the new virtual server


open Terminal and type:
Code:
cd Desktop/FAH6

then type:
Code:
./fah6 -configonly

you should see this (check image below)
fill in everything or use your own config file


after you have done that type:
Code:
./16corehack.sh
password is folding


now thats done you can start folding with bigadv
type (for oneunit):
Code:
./fah6 -smp 12 -bigadv -oneunit &
or without the oneunit flag:
Code:
./fah6 -smp 12 -bigadv &

(dont forget you need to have 10 finished SMP units in order to fold bigadv)

also an important note DON'T UPGRADE UBUNTU TO A NEW VERSION
thekraken only works on Ubuntu 10.10

some important things:
password for both root and the fah_user (thats what i called it) are folding

[ADDED MANUAL IP FIX INSTEAD OF DHCP]

dont post this guide somewhere else without contacting me first
Edited by [T]yphoon - 1/17/13 at 1:16am
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Hmmm having issues with the network adapter. I set it like you said but I can't get out to the internet.
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After just reformatting my PC and having to re-install my folding app, I feel as if this is the proper direction to head towards to finally utilize my CPU properly. Thanks for the guide thumb.gif
    
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Originally Posted by BiaBia View Post

Hmmm having issues with the network adapter. I set it like you said but I can't get out to the internet.
if you have a motherboard with 2 LAN adapter, choose the right one
also make sure that in the advanced settings (Network tab) the Connect Cable is selected
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Originally Posted by [T]yphoon View Post

if you have a motherboard with 2 LAN adapter, choose the right one
also make sure that in the advanced settings (Network tab) the Connect Cable is selected

I'm having the same issue as him. Unfortunately I have a feeling that it has something to do with the fact that I am using a wireless USB adapter. I don't know if he is, but I sure am. I tried adjusting USB setting, as well as trying different network adapter settings, but no luck. Hopefully I'll get it working tomorrow because I should be hardwired then smile.gif
    
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Yeah I've been fighting with it all day, I've tried NAT, Bridged, Host only nothing is working. Shut down Norton, windows FW, everything I could think of and nothing. I tried lookin troubleshooting but the way Ubuntu makes it a "stealth" adapter really kinda but a kbosh on that. I can ping Lo0 but nothing outside of that, not pages come up and when I try to do the FAH config it says can't reach server.
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post #8 of 117
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start the virtual machine up and open TERMINAL
then type "ifconfig" and tell me what the inet addr and Bcast is
if it starts with 192.168.3. something, change it to your internal ip

EDIT: goto System > Administration > Network Tools
change Network device to Ethernet Interface (eth0)
EDIT: you could try to refresh your DHCP address
Code:
sudo dhclient eth0

Edited by [T]yphoon - 11/25/12 at 7:56am
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When I do an ifconfig all it shows is Lo0, if I do an "ifconfig eth4" it doesn't show an ip address just a MAC addresss. Here are some screens





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post #10 of 117
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then do: sudo dhclient eth4
in terminal
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