Would you like to learn how to do a Bytecoin node installation from source? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install a Bytecoin node using a computer running Ubuntu Linux.

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Tutorial - Bytecoin Node Installation

If your Linux does not have Swap memory configured, use the following commands to create a swap file:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/linux.swap bs=1M count=32092
# chmod 0600 /mnt/linux.swap
# mkswap /mnt/linux.swap
# swapon /mnt/linux.swap

In our example, we create a 32GB swap file.

To enable the swap, edit the fstab file and add the following line.

# vi /etc/fstab

/mnt/linux.swap none swap sw 0 0

Reboot the computer to enable the swap.

# reboot

Use the following commands to install the required packages.

# apt-get install build-essential libboost-all-dev git cmake

Download the Bytecoin installation package.

# mkdir /downloads
# cd /downloads
# git clone https://github.com/amjuarez/bytecoin

Compile and install the Bytecoin node software.

# cd bytecoin/
# make
# make test-release
# cd build/release/src
# install -sv bytecoind connectivity_tool miner simplewallet walletd /usr/local/bin/

Create a Bytecoin configuration file.

# mkdir ~/.bytecoin
# vi ~/.bytecoin/bytecoin.conf


Start the Bytecoin node using the following command:

# bytecoind

Wait for the synchronization of the blockchain to end.

The blockchain synchronization might take days or weeks.

Use the following command to verify the status of the blockchain synchronization:

# tail -f bytecoind.log

If the bytecoind.log file is not found in the same directory, use the following commands to locate the bytecoind.log file.

# updatedb
# locate bytecoind.log

FAQ - Bytecoin Node Installation

If you are having problems to install an Bytecoin node, you should take a look at our frequently asked questions page.

To add a question to the database, please post the question as a comment here, or as a comment on the youtube video listed on the top of this page.