Cudo Miner is available as a ‘bare metal’ installer, which is ideal for rig owners and builders looking for a simple-to-deploy application. This deployment guide details how to install Cudo Miner using an installation media ISO image.
1. Cudo Miner Bare Metal Application Installer
Download here. The downloaded ISO image contains everything needed to boot a system and install Cudo Miner
2. ISO Installer Application
On a Windows computer, download Rufus, a free open-source application for writing an installer to a USB drive. If you are using a computer running macOS, or a BSD or Linux-based operating system, try a search online to find a suitable alternative and usage instructions.
3. USB Drive
It’ll need to have a capacity of 4GB or greater. Insert it into the machine running the Rufus. Warning: All existing data on the drive will be irrecoverably destroyed.
4. Your New Mining Machine
Open the Rufus application.
The ‘Create a bootable disk using...’ checkbox should be selected by default, with ‘ISO Image‘ as the type. Click the button with a drive and disc icon.
You will be presented with an explorer open dialog, in which you should select the Cudo Miner Bare-metal Appliance installer you downloaded earlier.
From the ‘Device‘ drop-down, choose the USB flash drive you have inserted. Be careful to choose the correct device, as its contents will be overwritten.
Click the ‘Start‘ button. The application may request to fetch additional files, in which case allow it to do so. It will then continue to erase the drive and put the installer onto it.
WARNING: Booting from the Cudo Miner Bare-metal Appliance USB installer will replace any installed operating system on the computer. You will not be asked for further confirmation. All data will be irrecoverably destroyed. Only insert the created USB in a device where the hard drive data can be wiped.
Insert the USB flash drive into the computer where you want to install Cudo Miner.
Power on the computer and boot from the USB flash drive. Most motherboards will default to booting from a USB flash drive if present; refer to your motherboard manual for instructions on selecting a one-time boot device if not.
Wait while the installer copies Cudo Miner files to the computer. You may notice ‘Ubuntu’ operating system branding during the installation, as this is the base on of which our software runs.
When the installer is done, it will power off your computer. At this time, remove the USB flash drive to avoid repeating the installation.
Power the computer back on and boot into the newly-installed Cudo Miner Bare-metal Appliance. Again, you may notice ‘Ubuntu’ operating system branding throughout.
Once the appliance has booted to the desktop, you will see a welcome document that may contain information on the current release, along with any further detailed instructions.
Cudo Miner should already be running and will be ready for you to log in to begin mining.
If this is your first time using Cudo Miner, consider reading our getting started guide at in order to get the best out of the application.
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