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I've searched to no avail, so my apologies if this has been posted before.

I've got my Q6600 on a p35 lying around. I was wondering if I can set it up somehow to boot up and fold, run linux off a flash drive or something and let it sit in another room hooked up to a PSU.

Are there any guides out there to do exactly this?

Thanks in advance .
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Well there is the Linux SPM2 client on Stanford's website. There is installation instructions if you need them.
    
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There used to be a diskless guide... but it's pretty outdated now.

You certainly could install Linux and just run the new v7 Client with only an SMP slot though.
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If your planning on running it without a physical gpu. That will not work. I tried on mine and it won't boot
    
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You certainly could install Linux and just run the new v7 Client with only an SMP slot though.


The v7 client works in linux??? Which distro(s), and what version of the client...??? I guess I should head on over to the Stanford site?
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There used to be a diskless guide... but it's pretty outdated now.

You certainly could install Linux and just run the new v7 Client with only an SMP slot though.
I'm not so much interested in the diskless part - I have spare SATA laptop drives (~20-40gb) lying around that I can use. The part I'm concerned with is setting it to start folding immediately upon booting without a GPU.

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If your planning on running it without a physical gpu. That will not work. I tried on mine and it won't boot
This is what I'm worried about.

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The v7 client works in linux??? Which distro(s), and what version of the client...??? I guess I should head on over to the Stanford site?
Let's not threadjack.
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On board graphics?
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On board graphics?
Nope , otherwise I wouldn't be bothered.

I don't have any low power cards to toss in either.
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Nope , otherwise I wouldn't be bothered.

I don't have any low power cards to toss in either.
Well, if you plan on folding.....

I'd be more than glad to send you a spare card. ;]
    
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Well, if you plan on folding.....

I'd be more than glad to send you a spare card. ;]
Yeah, this rig will sit on a cardboard box doing nothing but SMP (or GPU, if your GPU can). If you're serious shoot me a PM and I'll throw you some cash for shipping.

As long as I can fold on it or it's low power draw, I'm happy. I'd rather not have something like a 7800GT just sitting there idling .
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