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Litecoin-BAMT is a USB-bootable linux distro designed specifically for mining. It is a fork of the original BAMT project that supports scrypt mining and has been tested with Litecoin and other scrypt coins like Feathercoin.



Versions

Litecoin BAMT is built with different versions of the AMD Catalyst drivers. It is not advised that you switch driver versions unless you are ready to re-tune your cgminer configurations.

The "Litecoint BAMT Version" refers to the features in the change log.

Litecoin BAMT Version 7xxx Series  R7/R9 Series 
2.0.2beta 12.8 13.12
2.0.1beta 13.10.10 torrent n/a
1.5 n/a 14.1 download
1.4.1 n/a 14.1 download
1.4

12.8 download

n/a
1.3 n/a

13.11 download

1.2 n/a

13.11 download

1.1.1

12.8 download

n/a


BETA RELEASES

7xxx Series and Rx Series: Litecoin BAMT 2.0.1 64-bit (Catalyst 12.8 (for 7xxx) and 13.12 (for Rx))

Supports all cards, upgradeable, latest kernel & drivers, Scrypt/Scrypt-N/Keccak/DarkCoin

2.0.2beta:  Not Yet Released

2.0.1beta:  torrent download: torrent download   2.0.1beta magnet link:  magnet 2.0.1


7xxx Series

Supports 7xxx and older radeon cards, but achieves higher hashrates.

  • Litecoin BAMT 1.4 (Catalyst 12.8 )
Download
Torrent: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:F75BDC98B827BEC46EF5BC3F4D0C671294A995AD&dn=litecoinbamt_7xxx_1.4.zip

MD5: 3C73DDFECE9D86BAD1DBDA59240306F1


R9 Series

supports all radeon cards, including the new R9 series.

  • Litecoin BAMT 1.5 (Catalyst 14.1)
Download

MD5: F9039C6872FBE9504355F8D89C304A87


  • Litecoin BAMT 1.3 (Catalyst 13.11)
Download
Torrent: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:14E7C98FF1B2A43B8AE16F6CBA3BD8014BDF01DF&dn=litecoinbamt_r9_1.3.zip

MD5: 8903B2EA6F315371ABB1555FDA11A523

Bugs

Please visit the Bugs page to report or get help with a bug you find in BAMT.

Change Log

(2.0.2beta) NOT YET RELEASED

  • Fixed: UEFI Boot would not work unless you chose Legacy boot.
  • Fixed: Driver issues prevented operating on R7/R9 cards. Default driver is 13.12
  • Fixed: Some cards could not read temperatures correctly with sgminer. Repaired atitweak and removed legacy x video support.
  • Added: Driver 13.12 for Rx cards and 12.8 driver for 7xxx cards, located in /opt/ati-drivers and packaged as dpkg installers. 
  • Added: miners for maxcoin, darkcoin, and vertcoin, all in /opt.
  • Fixed: RDP Remote Desktop was not working. 
  • Pushed persistence data into the live image to significantly reduce release size and increase free space for updates and changes.
  • To be done: Add driver selection script in /opt/bamt/drivers.pl and miner selection script of some kind.

  • Fixed: Default cgminer.conf: added overheat protection and notes about default pool.

(2.0.1beta)

  • Fixed poolmanager graphs won't run. (Missing library)
  • Fixed "test" command and mine stop don't stop the miner. (Problem with mine and stop_mining scripts)
  • Removed Install option from Bootloader Menu - skip bootloader menu
  • Removed overlay filesystem icons from desktop.
  • Changed blank or graphical boot to verbose boot to help with diagnostics.
  • Added atitweak and remote desktop access via VNC.
  • Added /opt/bamt/firstboot script to configure aticonfig if needed.
  • Added root password "live" to the readme.
  • Disabled startup applications for Bluetooth, Power Management, PulseAudio, Screensaver


(2.0beta)

  • Complete new 64-bit architecture- beta released

(1.5)

(1.4.1) (community release by honeybee: https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=2924.msg116877#msg116877 )

  • AMD catalyst software Ver.14.1
  • AMD-APP-SDK-v2.9
  • ADL_SDK_6.0
  • Intel´s e1000e network driver

(1.3)

  • drivers for the latest radeon series cards
  • the latest sgminer (4.0.0)
  • support for 6 cards
  • modified scripts which support litecoin mining/monitoring

Setup

Using win32 Disk Imager or dd, write the Litecoin-BAMT image you downloaded to a USB stick (2gb or larger).

Insert the USB stick into your mining rig and power it on. To run without a monitor, shut down first then start the machine with the monitor unplugged. Get the IP of your BAMT machine from your routers client list or from the BAMT desktop and connect to it using "Remote Desktop Connection" (or ssh) with the username 'user' and password 'live'.

Once connected to the BAMT desktop, open cgminer.conf (located in /etc/bamt) to edit the cgminer config:

Step1



To mine on the BAMT p2pool node, change the "user" to your LTC payment address:


Step2


The BAMT p2pool node (http://pool.sgminer.net:9327) features a low fee of 1% (lower than most competing pools), and income from this pool is invested in BAMT development!


Save your new config, and run "Restart mining sessions" to use the new settings:

Step3

What is a cgminer config? [1]

For getting the best hash rate, tweak your config: [2]

For some help with generating a config, try cgEasy

I've included my 620khash 7950 config in cgminer-7950oc.config. Make sure to edit the config the pool entries with your own!


Manually updating CGMiner

stop:

mine stop

cd /opt/miners

mv cgminer cgminer_old

download/clone new cgminer code to /opt/miners/cgminer:

For CGMiner 3.7.2, the .zip is available here and the .tar.gz is available here. Extract its contents to /opt/miners/cgminer.

for sgminer only:

mkdir cgminer

cd cgminer

git clone https://github.com/veox/sgminer.git .

cd ..

build:

cp cgminer_old/ADL_SDK/*.h cgminer/ADL_SDK/

cd cgminer

autoreconf -i

CFLAGS="-O2 -Wall -march=native" ./configure

make

for sgminer only:

mv sgminer cgminer

then run:

mine start

Wireless LAN Setup

Most Atheros chipsets are supported by default. If your Wireless LAN is not working out of the box, you may need to install drivers for it (and the associated firmware, as Debian does not include firmware for licensing reasons.)

If Linux drivers are not available for your chipset, you can try using ndiswrapper which is a container that allows you to use Windows drivers within Linux.

Resources: Aircrack-ng Compatibility Information: [3]


Debian Wi-fi Wiki: [4]

USB Linux Wireless: [5]

How To Compile Your Own Wireless Driver: (filenames and paths vary upon driver)

1. get linux source code from github

git clone --depth 1 git://github.com/raspberrypi/linux.git rpi-linux

2. get firmware from github

git clone --depth 1 git://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware.git rpi-firmware

3. Compile the kernel module (varies upon driver, read the README or INSTALL file usually in the archive!)

cd rpi-linux
make mrproper
zcat /proc/config.gz > .config
make modules_prepare

4. Install the kernel modules (varies upon driver, read the README or INSTALL file usually in the archive!)

cp /path/to/rpi-firmware/extra/Module.symvers .
cd /path/to/rtl-8188eu
CONFIG_RTL8188EU=m make -C /path/to/rpi-linux M=`pwd`
copy 8188eu.ko to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/driver/net/wireless
depmod -a
modprobe 8188eu

5. Check if the WLAN Interface is showing.

ifconfig
iwconfig


Manually updating Catalyst Drivers

1. uninstall old drivers:

sudo su
mine stop
cd /usr/share/ati
./fglrx-uninstall.sh --force

2. Download here, www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

cd /home/user/Downloads
wget  --referer=http://www.amd.com http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

3. unpack,change to driver to be executable and stop xserver:

unzip amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
chmod +x amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run
service gdm stop
rm amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

4. Install drivers

./amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run --force

5. Sync your usb drive

sync

6. reboot rig

coldreboot

Connect to BAMT RDP from a Linux box

You need rdesktop to connect to your BAMT rigs xrdp server,

  • Install rdesktop on your computer
sudo apt-get install rdesktop
  • Connect with rdesktop from terminal to your rigs IP with user name: user and password: live
(Type rdesktop in terminal to see more options)
rdesktop -u user -p live 192.168.1.xxx

Task Scheduling in BAMT (Auto-Reboot your Rig!)

add this to the file you open with sudo crontab -e:

01 01 * * 0,4 /usr/bin/somedirectory/somecommand && /usr/bin/somedirectory/somecommand

that will run the specified command at 1 min past 01.00 on sunday and wednesday

VertCoin Mining with BAMT

See the article on reddit:

http://www.reddit.com/r/VertcoinMining/comments/1xyvmr/ [6]

LTC: LRHxoNPBSVYhQL8u9cvVzdkJo7vvyhBDCE

BTC: 1Fo2iH6MFzDknoxZgSDMpdg3FNRC8w6hiN

IRC

#litecoin-bamt on freenode

Rigs and Configs

See the Rigs_and_Configs page for examples of our community BAMT miners and the settings!

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