I am not inventing the wheel, I am just providing a simple solution to our Cardano Community. Every now and then I get asked a question. How hard is it to set up a pool or run a relay? Well, I made ubuntu 20.04.4 with Cardano Node 1.35.3 pre-compiled. It is as easy as installing Ubuntu on your machine. I am not a dev, I just put 2 things together.
You still need to secure the node, open ports, and Install chrony (for time synchronization) and other good stuff. I have used the CNTools process. If you want to get more info on CNTools go here.
The time it takes to set up to install Ubuntu on your local machine is less than 30 mins. It takes around 45 to 60 min to install The Cardano node.
As an SPO, Every now and then I will do a clean install of Ubuntu and then install a node on my machine.Waiting for a few hours for the installation is too much. I am running 5 bare metal servers and It would take a tremendous amount of time to get the thing done. I solve my problem by creating a custom Linux distribution. This will help other SPOs like me.
This Installation includes Ubuntu-20.04.4 and Cardano node 1.35.3
You will set up a Cardano node and fresh Linux within 30 min. Yes, the syncing node takes up to 2 days, I will be providing a snapshot of the DB folder to the closest block as possible
Lets setup a Bootable USB
Let’s create a bootable USB with a custom Linux distribution for the Cardano node pre-compiled.
I am using a mac to create the bootable USB.
Now that we have a bootable USB, let’s install the OS.
Note: We can not run a node as the root user. I recommend that when you are installing the OS, please use the user name ada and password whatever you like.
If you have any questions sets hang out in discord. https://discord.gg/J29zRTGV
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