If you have never used Linux for mining before, now is the right time. You should start by following the link and signing up on the HiveOS website, and then downloading the latest version of the distribution.
You can flash the image to a USB drive or any other drive using Balena Etcher.
Log in to your HiveOS account, and you are ready to start setting up. Farms are managed via a web interface or a mobile application.
By clicking on the plus sign at the top, you can add a new farm if you are on the main page of the dashboard.
Now you need to go to the rig further down the menu hierarchy by clicking on it in the list and create a worker, which we will configure for mining ETC under HiveOS.
Then you need to fill in all the empty fields in the window that appears.
Next, you need to add the ETC wallet address to HiveOS. (For example, the one you created with the ETC Wallet).
To do this, go back to the main page of the dashboard and go to the wallets section and click on the “Add wallet” button.
Next, we move on to creating a Flight Sheet, which will be launched in our worker.
Select a coin and an ETC wallet from the list, select a Pool, and specify a miner. We advise you to mine with Phoenix, it is considered to be the best at stability and cost savings if glitches happen, because it knows how to restore found solutions after rebooting the farm after a glitch or a freeze.
Now you need to log into your acoount on the farm. This can be done in two ways, one of which: download the rig.conf file in the farm settings and put it in the root directory of the HiveOS flash drive.
If the flash drive is not displayed in the system, then try changing the drive letter using Partition Wizard Server or through the control panel.
However, the rig may glitch and not load data from the config file, in this case, you will have to connect a monitor and keyboard, and connect manually by entering the rig ID and password. During boot, HiveOS will automatically detect GPUs and load necessary drivers for them.
After your rig is “online”, you can proceed to start mining. To do this, you need to go from the dashboard to the rig, then select the worker from above and go to the flight sheets section.
Now just click on the rocket icon, and the miner launch process will start, after which the DAG file will be loaded into the RAM of the video cards, and after a while the hash rates will be displayed.
Overclocking graphics cards in HiveOS
If you have an AMD RX 400 or 500 series, then they need to be flashed under Windows using Polaris Bios Editor and ATI WIN Flash, although the main thing is to change the RAM timings for Ethereum Classic mining, and you can overwrite the Bios itself with a standard tool in HiveOS.
Next up is overclocking and downvolting in HiveOS. Just click on an icon located opposite to the list of graphics cards in the rig.
In the window that appears, you can enter the overclocking values suitable for your video card (core frequency, memory frequency, power consumption, etc.).
You can also select values for fine tuning your video cards on the “Popular presets” tab, they are left by the same miners in the HiveOS database.
But the essence is the same, to achieve the maximum profit (benefit) with minimum power consumption and low GPU temperatures. For AMD, this is usually a core downvolting, memory overclocking (after changing the timings). For Nvidia, these are Power Limit, core overclocking and memory overclocking. Everything is selected by the method of experiment individually for each graphics card. We recommend that you make the maximum downvolt to get the silence and stability of the farm.
HiveOS – fan setting
The fan speed can be set separately for each graphics card, but the value will be static. HiveOS has an excellent AUTO FAN function that allows you to set a target temperature for GPUs, and the system will automatically adjust the fan speed, as well as perform any action if it overheats.
Setting up Watchdog in HiveOS
The watchdog functionality helps to monitor the stability of mining. In case of errors and glitches of the graphics cards of the farm or miner, it will perform any action: reboot the miner or reboot the system.
Set the sliders to “on” in the “Reboot on GPU error” and “Do not restart on loss of Internet” columns. Specify the minimum hash rate of your graphics cards, if its value is less than specified, then the Watchdog will be activated. Set the miner restart time to 5 minutes, and the rig restart time to 6 minutes. Otherwise, if the dag file is loaded for a long time, the watchdog will mistakenly think that the rig has some problems, while you only have a slow drive and processor (or Internet connection).
You can stop and restart the miner manually, look for the pickaxe icon at the top.