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

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Tutorial - Monero 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 update
# apt-get install build-essential cmake pkg-config
# apt-get install libboost-all-dev libssl-dev libzmq3-dev
# apt-get install libunbound-dev libsodium-dev libminiupnpc-dev
# apt-get install libunwind8-dev liblzma-dev libreadline6-dev
# apt-get install libldns-dev libexpat1-dev
# apt-get install libgtest-dev doxygen graphviz

Download the Monero installation package.

# mkdir /downloads
# cd /downloads
# git clone https://github.com/monero-project/monero

Compile and install the Monero node software.

# cd monero/
# make
# cd build/release/bin/
# install -sv * /usr/local/bin/

Start the Monero node using the following command:

# monerod --detach

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 /root/.bitmonero/bitmonero.log