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I just got started folding and am running my first job right n ow. I want to set up my USB stick to boot into linux so I can fold on a couple other machines from time to time. (just point me to some reading if possible)

-I was wondering what would happen if I just stopped the SMP client, or had to stop the current running job for any potential reason?

-Is there a way I can check on my job status from my Blackberry?

Thanks to everyone who worked on the folding guides. Great work, got me started folding in 10 minutes once I decided to sit down and get started.


-TG
Edited by Tleilaxu Ghola - 12/29/10 at 6:36pm
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Any particular reason for using Ubuntu?
In all honesty it is better to just run the F@H clients under Windows.

If you stop the SMP client nothing happens, it just pauses where you left off depending on how often you want it to save your checkpoints.
Just remember the longer you take to complete it the less bonous points you will receive.

You can check your clients on your BB by going to your own website you create.
Here is a guide, you will need either FAHMon or HFM.
Personally I would get HFM just cause it tends to show more info.
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I'd go for ubuntu netbook edition which will easily run off of a USB drive as long as its capacity is greater than 1gb. http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download

Yes you can stop the SMP client at any time without ruining the work unit. Use the command CTRL+C.
Edited by Interpolation - 12/29/10 at 7:05pm
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Any particular reason for using Ubuntu?
In all honesty it is better to just run the F@H clients under Windows.
I have a couple single core machines that I think would fold better with a smaller OS footprint than windows. I like the idea of a mobile folding stick too.


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I have a couple single core machines that I think would fold better with a smaller OS footprint than windows. I like the idea of a mobile folding stick too.


-TG
Hmm, I get what you want to do but I think it wont be possible.
Since you can not half finish a unit in one machine and finish it in another (I think) and still get points awarded. There was a thread about it but I forgot how it ended.

It might be easier to find a couple of cheap $5-10 IDE drives and install Ubuntu on them. Also you can strip down Windows so it isn't bloated.
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Bonus points won't be awarded; you'll still get base points.

So for Unicore, it should work.
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Bonus points won't be awarded; you'll still get base points.

So for Unicore, it should work.
Eww Unicore.
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I have a couple single core machines that I think would fold better with a smaller OS footprint than windows. I like the idea of a mobile folding stick too.


-TG
Not much choice, is there?
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