Mining AltCoins, How to Start

These are instructions to start mining certain AltCoins (ethereum, monero and others) which limit their mining to only using graphics cards. These instructions are based on the Ubuntu 16.04 operating system.

First, gather all the required hardware. Note that this is just a guide which refers to the above video, you can modify your mining rig to your liking:


Step 1 – Connect all the hardware together as shown in the video:

Step 2 – Download and install the Ubuntu 16.04 desktop iso on the rig.

Then, run in the terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y dist-upgrade

Step 3 – Download and install the AMD video driver.

Step 4 – Install a miner.

For ethereum, run in the terminal:

sudo apt clean

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum-qt

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum

sudo apt update

sudo apt -y install cpp-ethereum
Step 5 – Consider a pool to mine to i.e.
Step 6 – Run the miner
ethminer -G -F
Enter your own wallet address, rig name and email address (that is used here as a sort of “password.”)
Step 7 – Enter your wallet address in the dwarfpool ETH page to see your mining stats which start becoming visible ~10mins after you start mining.