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Weaksauce
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I currently have the BOINC manager installed on a windows machine, i would like to dump the windows machine and run the BOINC software on a ubuntu server. So far i have installed ubuntu server, downloaded the BOINC software and installed it.

I started looking at the wiki http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Boinccmd_tool#Examples but i'm not sure how to attach my account / projects to the BOINC installation, has anyone done this on ubuntu server here?
 

Gilthanis

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Did you use the repository? It shouldn't matter because attaching to your account(s) should be relatively the same. However, we need to know if you are using an account manager or connecting to each project manually.

The steps are mostly the same and I do have pictures in the How setup guide.
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1768558
Scroll down to post 11.

I notice from the link you provided you were looking at command propt commands. Is that how you want to control and run BOINC?
 
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On the windows machine i am using the BOINC manager. The ubuntu server is command-line and that is why i was looking for commands to do what you did with the gui
 

Gilthanis

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And if you are using BOINCStats BAM! as an account manager, I think that command is:
boinccmd --acct_mgr_rpc http://bam.boincstats.com/ [username] [password]

But again, it may be typed slightly wrong or be totally incorrect :D
 

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I just tried the boinccmd --acct_mgr_rpc http://bam.boincstats.com/ [username] [password] and i get poll status: unexpected xml tag or syntax

I'm looking around to see if i can find out what the solution is to this
 

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Yeah... perhaps I should have read the commands closer.

--join_acct_mgr URL name password
not

--acct_mgr_rpc URL name password
 

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actually here is the exact command i used

boinccmd --join_acct_mgr http://bam.boincstats.com/ username password

then i get

poll status: operation in progress
poll status: operation in progress
poll status: unexpected XML tag or syntax
 

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Yeah i gave up the headless install...i just couldn't find a solution to that xml error. It could be that the ubuntu server was 64bit, i did see that some of those projects won't run on 64bit machines. Anyway i installed the desktop version of 14.04. BOINC & tide it to BAM. All good now:)
 
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