Install Aeternity node on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
NOTE: These steps describe the setup for a basic CPU mining configuration. WSL has no GPU-passthrough support yet. Therefore, a native Windows setup will be required to leverage GPU mining.
- An up-to-date Windows 10 installation which supports WSL
- A working Microsoft Store
- PowerShell (which usually comes with Windows 10)
- Execution of unsigned PowerShell scripts must be allowed.
This can usually be achieved by running
Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted. Read Microsoft TechNet for more information
Step 1: Get the installer scripts
The helper scripts are located in the Installer Git repository
You may get them by:
Alternatively, you can download only the related scripts:
Step 2: Preparing WSL and installing the Aeternity node
Most of the setup is automated by the helper scripts. You need to execute the
windows/setup-wsl.ps1 within PowerShell. You can
do so by right-clicking on the script in the Windows Explorer, then selecting
Run with PowerShell. The output of the script will guide you through the
NOTE: You might have to repeat this process up to 3 times, depending on the level of configuration required for your system.
Step 3: Running Aeternity node
Once all configuration has succeeded you can run the Aeternity node by executing
The running node can be further inspected within the running Ubuntu system like described in the rest of the Aeternity node documentation.