Saturday, December 7, 2013

BFL Jalapeno Xubuntu Mining

In April 2013, I saw that asics were shipping for mining bitcoin. I ordered a Jalapeno, which came in Sept 2013. After mining with it for about two weeks using cgminer for OSX I tried to sell it on ebay, but people would just keep bidding and not paying after the auction ended.

So I set it up on my linux server to mine and here are the steps to do it.

I had help from reading this guide, I am going to copy and paste some of the steps incase that page disappears so this guide doesn't become fragmented.

1. Create a usb install key for Xubuntu 12.04 using 'linux live usb creator' on Windows.
2. Install it on a pc and boot to it.
3. Open a Terminal window and type these commands

sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev pkg-config libtool libncurses5-dev libudev-dev screen xterm
sudo apt-get install git-core
sudo apt-get install openssh-server byobu
sudo apt-get install autoconf
sudo apt-get install automake

git clone
cd cgminer

CFLAGS="-O2 -Wall -march=native" ./configure --enable-scrypt --enable-bflsc --enable-bitforce
sudo make
sudo make install

sudo usermod -G plugdev -a yourusernamehere

sudo cp 01-cgminer.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/

sudo reboot

4. After reboot open another terminal window and type

cd cgminer

5. Then enter in your pool information. If you want to mine bitcoin make an account at I am going to use the asic to mine Peercoin and will evaluate some pools before I post one here.

1 comment:

  1. If you are looking for the best Bitcoin exchange service, then you should pick YoBit.