Litecoin BAMT version 1.1 - Easy USB Linux mining distro

Entirely new to ltc mining, have some questions

I've done some poking around in tutorials and I have some questions, if anyone would care to answer them.
1 - Is this worth getting into still? I know with btc, it got to the point where the blocks were so hard to find that it really wasn't worth the investment. Are new blocks still being found quickly enough that I can still snatch me up some coins? How many months would it take me to get back my investment, do you think?
2 - This may be impossible to answer, but based on your experiences in your pool, how many ltc could I hope for with 250 kh/s? 1000?
3 - I've seen something about wattage meters to track your energy consumption. How important is that, and where would I get one, and which one do I want?
4 - What are the most popular video cards to use right now? Do I need to care about the motherboard or processor?
5 - What should I look for in a pool? The first one I tried had a bug in the registration, and the second one is down this morning. I finally got cudaminer working (I have an Nvidia video card in my home pc) and left it on overnight, and was not amused to see that it went down at some point and I haven't done any mining.
6 - Do y'all put windows on your mining rigs, or some linux variant? If the latter, which one?
7 - Would you recommend getting a nice video card for my home PC and just using that until I can sell some coins to buy more, or dropping the dough on a 4-card mining system now? This is sort of related to how many ltc people get per month, I guess.
Assuming anyone answers, thanks for the replies! Much appreciated.
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Release : Bamt v1.6.0 - [Scrypt, Scrypt-N, DarkCoin, QubitCoin, MyriadCoin, and Quark]

Questions or Feature Requests

  • Please search first!
  • - DO NOT POST QUESTIONS HERE. MAKE A TEXT POST. <---
  • - THIS MAKES IT EASIER FOR FUTURE PEOPLE! :) <---
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Donations

  • Greatly appreciated! I am spending a lot of time on this. Donations make it easier to justify to myself and family.

  • VTC = Vy5xkGANcCdKWmHagTyWNRNzfC2D3f9zSG
  • DOGE = DKLrk9iYXaEqe3DJjoG6vkh97yZzTrwpCT
  • BTC = 1Ju4JCP4ifu4JWn6GdeWMc2g2zDTFQXHge
  • Or just let the mine point to the example pool for a while, the default addresses are mine.
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Installing Pick

  • Pick is an awesome version and build utility for miners.
  • Download and follow the instructions. Silly easy. Source
  • Thanks to zettahash for making this!
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Installing CGWatcher

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What is BAMT?

  • BAMT is a Linux live distribution made specifically for mining cryptocurrency.
    • Out of the box, it can mine Scrypt, Scrypt-N, DarkCoin, QubitCoin, MyriadCoin, and Quark!
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About BAMT

  • BAMT is designed with several goals in mind :
    • No installation; runs from a USB drive.
    • Go from assembled parts, to mining, quickly.
    • Very little configuration needed.
    • Multiple miners included.
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v1.6.0 New Features & Updates

  • New Features :
    • Added new miners!
      • Vertminer 0.5.2 "the kev"
      • Sgminer 4.0.0 "troky" - Scrypt-N Enabled
      • Sgminer 4.1.0 "sph - DarkCoin/QubitCoin/Quark"
      • Cgminer 3.7.2 "kalroth"
    • All miners and configs selectable from the bamt.conf file.
    • No need to set scrypt type flags inside the bamt.conf file.
    • Secondary USB drives now auto mount.
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General Details & Features

  • Driver Details :
    • AMD Catalyst 13.12
    • AMD APP SDK 2.9
    • AMD ADL SDK 6.0
  • Included Miners :
  • Monitoring :
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Setup

  1. Download Vertcoin BAMT v.1.6.0
    • MD5 : 4D141BEDA91C0845BD4ABB4F96FB163F
    • Mega.co.nz : here
      • This sometimes goes down. Be patient and wait.
    • Torrent : here
      • Please seed.
  2. Download Win32 Disk Imager or use dd.
    • Win32 : here
    • Write the .img file to a ~2GB or larger USB drive.
  3. Put the USB drive into your machine and boot up.
    • Connect via monitor or Remote Desktop in via your mine's IP.
    • You can find the IP via your network, or you can look on the desktop display of BAMT.
    • Default User Name = root
    • Default Password = live
  4. Select your miner and conf file inside /etc/bamt/bamt.conf.
     # Set to the config of your choosing. # CONFIG OPTIONS : cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/vertminer.conf # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/sgminer-troky.conf # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/sgminer-sph.conf # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf # Set miner over-ride if you want something other than cgminer. # MINER OPTIONS : # Vertminer 0.5.2 "the kev" # Sgminer 4.1.0 "troky" # Sgminer 4.1.0 "sph - aka - DarkCoin/QubitCoin/Quark" # Cgminer 3.7.2 "kalroth" # !! Set all to 0 for cgminer. !! miner-vertminer-thekev: 1 miner-sgminer-troky: 0 miner-sgminer-sph: 0 
  5. Update your selected miner conf file inside the directory /etc/bamt/.
  6. View your mining status.
    • You have a few options :
      • View standard dashboard at your miners IP address.
      • https://youripaddress/
    • View PoolManager dashboard.
      • https://youripaddress/cgi-bin/status-man.pl
      • Page is cool. You can change your pool and add new via Dashboard!
    • View the classic CGmineVertmineWhatever terminal screen.
      screen -r 
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Terminal Commands

Note : All commands assumed user has root permissions. 
Save & Reboot :
sync && coldreboot #Note : When making changes to a usb based system, you must run 'sync' to save to USB before restarting. 
Control Mining :
mine stop mine start mine restart 
Display GPU Status :
gpumon #Note : I like screen -r over gpumon. 
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Example Results

  • Setup :
    • GPU : Asus DCII 280x @ ~350-400 kH/s Vertcoin or 750-815 kH/s Scrypt
    • CPU : AMD Sempron
    • Memory : G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    • Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+
    • PSU : (2) EVGA Supernova 1000w - (w/ add2PSU )
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Change Auto-Reboot

Change hours by changing the "#" - or - delete line to remove auto-reboot :
nano /etc/crontab 
Modify this line :
0 */9 * * * root /sbin/coldreboot 
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Oddities

  • Miner ID and Location :
    • miner_id & miner_location in bamt.conf must be lowercase.
    • miner_name may be upper case.
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Release : Vertcoin BAMT

Questions or Feature Requests

What is BAMT?

  • BAMT is a Linux live distribution made specifically for mining cryptocurrency.
    • While it's called "Vertcoin BAMT", it will work with any Scrypt coin or coin using Vertminer. This name will be changed in the future versions.

About BAMT

  • BAMT is designed with several goals in mind :
    • No installation; runs from a USB drive.
    • Go from assembled parts, to mining, quickly.
    • Very little configuration needed.

v1.5.2 New Features & Updates

  • New Features :
    • Select CGminer or Vertminer in bamt.conf flag.
    • Select matching miner .conf file in bamt.conf.
    • Added BAMT Poolmanager
    • Appearence slightly tweeked to match FlatBAMT UI.
    • Standard dashboard still active.
    • GitHub - Thanks to Starlilyth!
  • Updates :
    • Stock .conf settings should run on 99% of hardware.
    • Terminal "mine" commands functional with all miners.
    • Shrunk file size.
    • Bitch'n new subreddit.

General Details & Features

  • Details :
    • Based on Litecoin BAMT v1.5
    • AMD Catalyst 13.12
    • AMD APP SDK 2.9
    • AMD ADL SDK 6.0
    • SGMiner 4.1.0
      • Note : It is called "CGminer" but it is in fact renamed SGMiner.
      • There is a bug with 290x and powertune. Fix is to switch to cgminer:
        mv /opt/miners/cgminer /opt/miners/sgminer; mv /opt/miners/cgminer3.7.2 /opt/miners/cgminer; mine restart; 
  • Added Features :
    • FlatBAMT UI
      • GitHub - Thanks to Wellsriley!
    • TheKev Vertminer 0.5.2
      • BitcoinTalk - Thanks to TheKev!
      • Note : Vertminer is still in /opt/miners if you want to put it back.
    • Auto-Reboot Cronjob
      • Keeps your machine running well 99.9% of the time.
      • Timer set for every 3 hours.

Setup

  1. Download Vertcoin BAMT v.1.5.2
    • Mega : here
      • This sometimes goes down. Be patient and wait.
    • Torrent : here
      • Please seed.
  2. Download Win32 Disk Imager or use dd.
    • Win32 : here
    • Write the .img file to a ~2GB or larger USB drive.
  3. Put the USB drive into your machine and boot up.
    • Connect via monitor or Remote Desktop in via your mine's IP.
    • You can find the IP via your network, or you can look on the desktop display of BAMT.
    • Default User Name = root
    • Default Password = live
  4. Change your "miner".conf file.
  5. Select your mining type in bamt.conf.
    • Comment out the one you are not using. ~line 112
      # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/vertminer.conf 
    • Set the value to 1 if using Vertminer. ~line 118
      scrypt-adaptive-N: 0 <-- That value. 
  6. View your mining status.
    • You have a few options :
      • View standard dashboard at your miners IP address.
      • https://youripaddress/cgi-bin/status.pl
    • View PoolManager dashboard.
    • View the classic CGmineVertminer terminal screen.
      screen -r 

Terminal Commands

Note : All commands assumed user has root permissions. 
Save & Reboot :
sync && coldreboot #Note : When making changes to a usb based system, you must run 'sync' to save to USB before restarting. 
Control Mining :
mine stop mine start mine restart 
Display GPU Status :
gpumon #Note : I like screen -r over gpumon. 

Example Results

  • Setup :
    • GPU : (4) Asus DCII 280x @ 400 kH/s Vertcoin or 800 kH/s Scrypt - (going to add 2 more)
    • CPU : AMD Sempron
    • Memory : G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    • Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+
    • PSU : (2) EVGA Supernova 1000w - (w/ add2PSU )
  • Note : My configs can be found in /etc/bamt/examples.

Change Auto-Reboot

Change hours by changing the "3" - or - delete line to remove auto-reboot :
nano /etc/crontab 
Modify this line :
0 */3 * * * root /sbin/coldreboot 

Oddities

  • Miner ID and Location :
    • miner_id & miner_location in bamt.conf must be lowercase.
    • miner_name may be upper case.

To-Do

  • Main Changes :
    • Clean up legacy code.
    • Update graph style ( responsive ).
    • Update Dashboard style ( responsive ).
  • Sync Up :
    • Roll changes into main BAMT BitBucket build.
    • Roll changes into PoolManager GitHub build.
  • Small Irrelevant Things :
    • None currently.

Tips

  • Greatly appreciated! This is eating a lot of time up. :)
  • VTC = Vy5xkGANcCdKWmHagTyWNRNzfC2D3f9zSG
  • DOGE = DKLrk9iYXaEqe3DJjoG6vkh97yZzTrwpCT
  • BTC = 1Ju4JCP4ifu4JWn6GdeWMc2g2zDTFQXHge
  • Or just let the mine point to the example pool for 30 min, the default is set to me. :)
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Have some questions need answered before I invest in a rig.

Fellow shibes, I come to you in my hour of need. Years ago I scoffed at bitcoin, thought it was a joke and would blow over so I totally ignored it....I dont want to make that same mistake twice.
I recently started mining over night on my gaming rig (gtx 680, around 360-ish khash) and im weighing the options of whether or not to invest in a dedicated miner, around $1k in total, then evaluate the situation in 9months to a year, or to just keep doing it over night on my current rig. I've done some research but I figured asking here would be the quickest way to get them all (or most) answered in a concise manner.
1. Lets be real....its extremely doubtful dogecoin will reach prices anywhere close to BTC or LTC. However...with so many coins out there even a small jump in value can mean large profits. As dogecoin acceptance grows and the supply of doge begins to slow down due to reward halvening (is halvening even a word?) any idea where doge will be at in 1-2 years? Similar price to now? Higher? Lower? btw is there a graph that shows the value of dogecoin since its release? I think I saw one last night but cant remember.
2. At current rates (including power usage) it appears it will take 180days or so for the rig to pay itself off...I hear thats about par for the course. Confirm/deny?
3. HDD vs Flash drive. The price of a Flash drive is very appealing but I have 0 experience with linux/booting systems for first time from a flash drive so im leaning to just putting out the extra cash for a HDD. Is there a step by step/hold my hand guide to setting up a miner with just a flash drive? This is probably the biggest issue for me atm
4. Bamt vs Smos. They appear to be pretty similar at first glance. Which do you prefer? Pros/cons of each?
Thanks for any and all help you shibes can provide, if you have anything else to add that you think might be useful to know, by all means go ahead and tell me. Im probably gonna do research for another week or so before I make my decision but these are the biggest issues at hand.
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Optional Beginner Guide to Litecoin: TESTED 12/7/2013

Plan B: BAMT Live USB
This option is a last resort, hopefully not necessary. Download BAMT from the link below and "dd" via terminal to USB formatted to FAT32 in gparted. You can install gparted in xubuntu by typing:
sudo apt-get install gparted 
Next, launch gparted and format your USB drive. Be careful not to format your HDDs! You might double-check the storage sizes as a reference in the upper-right drop-down menu.
Download link: https://mega.co.nz/#!NI5W2QLT!dYt2UTZz0hrFoiMUAu0d01eSD4pjqXHT6U2UtnAAGJ4
Extract the file and locate "litecoinbamt1.1.img"
Put image on 2GB or greater USB formatted to FAT32 by opening terminal and running:
sudo dd if=/path/to/litecoinbamt1.1.img of=/dev/sdX (The "X" is the device name of your usb key. The one you will have seen in gparted, for example "sdb, or sdc, or sdd..." Try to get the right device on the first try. Use raw device *not* a partition.) sudo dd if=(you can drag and drop file into the terminal here to get the path) of=/dev/sdX 
CAN TAKE 15 MINUTES or more.
Perhaps try newer release of BAMT: https://mega.co.nz/#!qZ1TXRxD!Mcw8pkrP4SQE8D7bIfmZZEola01hxVFtbOBg6Cr3Zeo
sudo dd if=/path/to/litecoinbamt1.2.img of=/dev/sdX 
(source: http://www.bitcointrading.com/forum/linux-distros/bamt-version-0-5-easy-usb-based-mining-linux-with-farm-wide-management-tools/)
Plan A: Xubuntu BFGminer
Step 1: Get prepared. This is for a FRESH install of Xubuntu 13.10. Start with a fresh installation. Run the following in the terminal, line by line, one at a time. Press enter after each.
sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle-updates fglrx-updates-dev sudo aticonfig --lsa sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial sudo reboot 
(source: http://www.cryptobadger.com/2013/04/build-a-litecoin-mining-rig-linux/)
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev pkg-config libtool libncurses5-dev libudev-dev screen xterm sudo apt-get install git-core sudo apt-get install openssh-server byobu sudo apt-get install autoconf sudo apt-get install automake 
(source: https://coinaxis.com/index.php/entry/how-to-configure-linux-and-build-cgminer-for-bitcoin-and-litecoin)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unit3/bfgminer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bfgminer sudo apt-get upgrade 
To launch:
bfgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://world.wemineltc.com:3334 -u workername -p password -I 13 
(source: http://jarco.be/install-bfgminer-ubuntu-mint/)
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How to fix crashes and low hash rate on my new scrypt rig?

I need help to get past two major problems in my scrypt mining machine (see my config at bottom).

1 problem is system crashes during mining, even with low hash rate

2 problem is the low hash rates. 280x running at 400 k/hs and R9 290 at 180-400 k/hs

So far I have tried mining on Windows 8.1, Litecoin BAMT Linux and SMOS Linux with much luck. On Windows 8.1 I have gone through tons of AMD Driver versions from 13.1, 13.11 beta v9.4, 14.1 beta, 13-12, and bunch of other versions. Even tried couple of DDU clean ups. I have also tried different iners like cgminer, bfgminer, etc. Note on windows 8.1 I can't see GPU temp either. However, the hangs and low hash rates persist. One of the main issues is I can't get around play around with miner settings due crashes.
On linux at least I can see GPU temps. But from my testing the system still hangs when running at 400 k/hs on my two R9 280x or 180 k/hs on R9 290. My setting for above on cgminer was (2x 280x and 1x 290 at the end):
cgminer.exe --scrypt -I 12,12,12 -shaders 2048,2048,2560 --auto-fan --target-temp 65
Here is my hardware config:
MSI Z77A-GD65 Motherboard(highly recommended on bitcoin.org board)
Intel Celeron G1620
Corsair RM 850W
G.SKILL 8 GB (4GB x 2)
Sapphire Radeon R9 280x
MSI Gaming R9 280x
XFX R9 290x R9-290A-ENFC
Anyone got any suggestions on what to try next? Seems like very hard to mine effectively, for me atleast...
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Mining experiences

I present to you my journey with Bitcoin mining.
About 2 or so years ago a somewhat-more-nerdy-than-me buddy of mine ropes me in to Bitcoins. I installed the client in a few places and let them CPU solo mine for a while. After a few weeks of nothing, I got bored and forgot about it.
Then in March this year, I jumped on the bandwagon again (all the while kicking myself for not sticking to it). This time, I figured out BAMT, played on deepbit for a while, learned enough linux to make p2pool run, and generally tweeked with configs in cgminer to make my GPU miners hum (and overheat).
Around April, I got suckered in by the BFL pitch and ordered a couple Jalepeno's. After "burning in" my stuff for a good 6 months, I guess they felt guilty and decided to ship them to me.
So now I've got these things hooked up to a laptop and the 10GH/s looks awesome after GPU minng (4 GPU's @ 750MH/s ea). The pool rewards tell a different story however (~.002/day). I've purchased a r-pi and plan to see how that'll play out with the ASIC's.
The GPU's have been re-tasked to LTC mining. We'll see how that goes.
I've come to the conclusion that while the steady and predictable payout of a BTC pool is smart, I'd like to play the lottery and just let my BFL's solo mine for a bit. I mean, how awesome would it be to check it one day and see the line "Found block for pool 0!".
Then again, the number of natural 20's I've rolled over the years is shockingly low. Still fun to dream. I imagine I'll return to the pool eventually with my head hung low mumbling "stupid blockchain"
TL;DR - mined bitcoins with different tech over time.
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The parts for my mining rig just arrived. But now I've got some more questions!

Hey, The parts for my mining rig just arrived! Yay! Its 2 R9 270's which I have estimated to give around 800-900kHs.
My first question is: With such a hashrate - would I better off mining on p2p or in a traditional pool? And if so.. What pool do you recommend? I know most people just say that over time it balances out, but seeing as mining a block is completely random - I don't see how this is the case? Surely Having the confidence that you're going to get blocks frequently in a big pool is good?
Also, I have a USB stick here - and I was going to use BAMT. Is this the best linux distro for mining? I've seen another one called SMOS that claims to be better but I don't have a clue. So should I just use BAMT?
Finally.. In a few months when I'm literally a millionaire from mining coins ;) - a) What is the best way to store my bitcoins securely? Should I mine into an offline paper wallet b) I see Dogecoin as quite a volatile currency - perhaps even more so than bitcoin.. Does it make more sense to store the bulk of your crypto currency as bitcoin or dogecoin? Obviously theres no correct answer to this as nobody knows whats going to happen but I'd like to hear what other people do!
Thanks for all your help - the whole community has been so helpful in helping me pick parts for my rig and I hope to have it built by tomorrow :)
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