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Old 12-03-2004, 03:33 AM   #1
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Folding client


Ok OK I realise I am a total n00b - but I need to know how to get my folding client up and running under Linux since my spare reig defaults to a Linux boot now (oh and BTW how do I change the boot priority sequence? Or is that fixed now?)....

Anyway I know it is ./ modname but first have to get it to root dir - right? So just log in as root? and chmod to be sure? And then to make it like startup, is that under admin tools or YaST for root?

Sorry to be so dumb - I'll hopefully make faster progress soon....
 
Old 12-03-2004, 11:40 AM   #2
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folding client? is that like one those seti@home type projects?? i think this might be what ur looking for: http://www.addict3d.org/index.php?pa...adfile&ID=3471

what exactly do u mean by: change the boot priority sequence?
and if you want to write anything to ur root home dir(/root) u will need to log in as root.
and as for ./ modname??
 
Old 12-03-2004, 04:48 PM   #3
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Yeah - you got the right client, thank - my question is actually more simple - believe it or not, like "how do I run it!"....

As for the boot order - what I mean is if I turn my machine on and leave it unattended it will boot to Linux.... Is there a way I can reverse the order of priority, such that it will default to Windows and needs intervention to boot to Linux?

(Sorry for long delay - I have spent a whole day recovering a Windoze machine! Still not back straight but wnated to get back to you)
 
Old 12-03-2004, 07:17 PM   #4
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Depending what bootloader you are using. If you are using lilo, specify windows instead of linux for the default line. For grub specify 1 instead of 0. Grub depends on the order of entries. The first entry might by linux and the second entry might be windows.

For lilo make sure you run /sbin/lilo. Grub works as is, so you do not have to re-run update-grub or grub-install.

For Folding@home, decompress (I think with unzip) it in your home directory and run it. You may have to make sure that it executable. Do not run Folding@home as root because it can screw up the computer.

On my computer, I run folding@home in a directory so it does not make a mess of things by placing files in the home directory.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 02:45 PM   #5
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Thumbs up thanks

thanks - GRUB is my boot loader and there is actually a system tools that allowed me to select default OS from root with a simple tick (once I looked for it!)

I am guessing if I right click my .exe I'll be able to set permissions to allow it to execute - and if I want to maybe I can set up a .startup folder too - thanks anyway folks!
 
Old 12-08-2004, 07:36 AM   #6
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where I am at....

this from another forum I post at more regularly (probably allowed to quote it now as www.osnn.net )

"so close and yet so far - I am now able to fold anonymously under Linux, but I really do not want to do that as all my points would go to team 0 and not 35216!

What seems to happen is that after my ./ I can get the prompt for a UserName, but when I enter one it is rejected as an invalid command Either that or I can start folding but with no option to configure it for team and user etc?

I'll have another go at it tomorrow or later - according to mood and if the advice I am given (maybe) seems to indicate a quick fix.."

I have told the guy over there I would post here - and I firmly expect you guys to supply the missing link so that I can configure my folding clientand finally run and default boot that machine to Linux!

I await with baited breath...
 
  


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