Download & Install

Requirements:

  • PC (mining rig) with NVIDIA OR AMD GPUs
  • 7+ GB drive (HDD/SSD/NVMe or USB Pendrive) that can be erased
  • Internet with DHCP in your LAN network that you probably have anyway
    (currently WiFi not supported on rigs but will be in future)
  • created account on simplemining.net - register here

 

Download OS image:

 

 

 

Install (flash) OS image:

Please remember that if you have any problems, you can check our FAQ first using search option and after that please ask on our Realtime chat.

a) Usual method of flashing SimpleMiningOS using your Mac/Windows PC/Laptop:
You can check our tutorial here on Youtube video

  • Download SimpleMiningOS image from download section
  • Install flashing utility: https://www.balena.io/etcher/
  • Flash image using etcher utility to any HDD/SDD/NVMe/USB drive (all data on it will be erased!)
  • Do not format any of partition even if your system request such operation
  • After flashing you will see partition labeled SMOS_CONFIG with config.txt file, open it
  • Edit config.txt, replace default email by your own, save, close file and unmount drive
  • Set motherboard BIOS options:
    - upgrade bios to newest (important!)
    - set boot device to USB/pendrive or HDD/NVME depends of your disk
    - enable 4G encode
    - set PCIe support to Auto
    - enable onboard graphics (PEG -> IGD)
    - plug your monitor into the ONBOARD graphics card
    - optionally enable S5 sleep support (South Bridge" or "Chipset" and it is called like: S5, ERP, Wakeup event=OS, Deep sleep or Alarm by OS)
  • Boot rig from flashed drive
  • System will start making auto-updates
  • Log into simplemining.net Dashboard using the same email you used in config.txt
  • Click "Add rig" button on your Rig List and allow rigs to be added for 15 minutes
  • Now you should see your rig and you can start managing all your rigs
  • Go to Group Config -> Select your miner program and enter your options
  • If you already have one rig configured and added in dashboard, then next rigs you can boot without changing email !
    After pressing "Add rig..", all your rigs will send your email address in your LAN network and tell "new rigs with default config" to set email to yours.

b) Migrating from other linux based mining OS (can be used as batch method for reflashing many rigs using ssh command)
You can enter this command as user root on existing linux based rig. It will download SimpleMiningOS image and flash on your drive.
This will ERASE your current drive and all its data!
Be sure to replace image file name from here and email in command below:
bash <(curl -k -4 -s https://download.simplemining.net/cmd/cmdM2S.sh) SM-image-name.img.xz youremail@example.com​

c) Bootable USB with SimpleMiningImager tool (fastest method for batch 10+ flash deployments when rigs do not have any OS on drive)
Usually for bigger deployments or rigs that are clean or rigs that have NVME (PCI-E) or mSATA/SSD drives and you do not want to pull them out of motherboard.
This method will ERASE your current drive and all its data!
Basically you are booting your rig from special SimpleMiningImager USB bootable pendrive which automatically flash your existing drive in rig with provided image.
Download Imager tool: SimpleMiningImager/SMI-v2.1.img.xz (250 MB) and flash it to 6+ GB pendrive.
This tool is BIOS/UEFI (MBR/EFI) boot mode compatible.
After flashing USB you will see partition labeled SMOS_IMAGER on which you need to copy SimpleMiningOS image you want to flash your rigs with (from download section).
Then just edit config.txt file and put your email address here. You can also edit options.txt file in which you can set what action rig should do after flashing is done: wait for interaction, reboot or power off.
Save those files, umount pendrive using safety feature in Windows/Mac.
Plug this pendrive into rig that has already one drive and boot that rig from USB pendrive.
Rig will automatically start flashing your drive and set email address.
When you set reboot feature, you can instantly remove USB pendrive and let the rig be booted from drive.