In this post I will show you how to mine monero using the CPU of your linux computer using a software called cpuminer.
- We are using Ubuntu server version 16. (64 bits)
- We are using the MINERGATE minig pool
- Minergate will charge you a small percentage of your mining profits, something like 1.5%
Access the MINERGATE website and create an account.
Use the following commands to install the required softwares on your linux computer.
# apt-get update # apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev git # apt-get install build-essential # apt-get install autotools-dev autoconf # apt-get install libcurl3 libcurl4-gnutls-dev
Create a directory and download the monero cpuminer software:
# mkdir /downloads # cd /downloads # git clone https://github.com/wolf9466/cpuminer-multi # cd cpuminer-multi
Use the following commands to compile and install the cpuminer software on your linux computer:
# ./autogen.sh # CFLAGS="-march=native" ./configure # make # make install
In order to start mining monero, use the following command:
# minerd -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp://xmr.pool.minergate.com:45560 -u email@example.com -p x
- You need to change the username firstname.lastname@example.org from the command above to the username that you created on the minergate website.
In our YOUTUBE channel, we offer a video showing you the step by step procedure.