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Run Linux tasks in Windows

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There are BOINC projects that only have Linux applications compiled. At this moment there are 3 active BOINC projects that send only Linux tasks:

WEP-M+2 Project

Gaia@home

climateprediction.net

It's relatively easy to install Linux in a virtual machine and run Linux tasks from there.

Install Linux in a virtual machine
If Oracle's Virtual Box is not already installed on your system, install BOINC with virtual box option here: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php or directly from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

After installation, open Virtual Box and click New
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Create a Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine, give it a name and click Next
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Default Memory size always seems rather lean (as shown here), so I tend to boost the allowance to just below the red warning.
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Click through the rest of the prompts without necessarily altering default choices
Download Ubuntu Operating System here:
https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop
and save .iso file. Burn to disc as an option.
Start your new Virtual Machine, insert your Ubuntu disc or point to your Ubuntu .iso file and install Ubuntu in the Virtual Machine.
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After install completes, click the Ubuntu Software icon and search for and install BOINC Manager
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or open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T) and type

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sudo apt-get install boinc-manager
After automatic install of needed library files, BOINC client and manager, click on Show Applications icon:
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and then All at the bottom to expose the BOINC Manager icon. Click to open the Manager and attach to projects or project manager. Run in tandem with the BOINC Manager/Client on the native Windows operating system if you wish or just run solo.


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Re: Run Linux tasks in Windows

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An alternative available to Windows 10/11 users is to deploy WSL.
There is an excellent guide [UPDATED: April 9, 2022] on how to do this available from BOINC Italy here: https://www.boincitaly.org/forum/artico ... a-wsl.html

Download the latest version of the English translation: boincsynergy.ca/Guida.en.pdf

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Re: Run Linux tasks in Windows

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admin wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:59 am There are BOINC projects that only have Linux applications compiled. At this moment there are 3 active BOINC projects that send only Linux tasks:

WEP-M+2 Project

Gaia@home

climateprediction.net

It's relatively easy to install Linux in a virtual machine and run Linux tasks from there.

Install Linux in a virtual machine
If Oracle's Virtual Box is not already installed on your system, install BOINC with virtual box option here: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php or directly from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

After installation, open Virtual Box and click New
vb.jpg

Create a Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine, give it a name and click Next
vb2.jpg

Default Memory size always seems rather lean (as shown here), so I tend to boost the allowance to just below the red warning.
vb3.jpg

Click through the rest of the prompts without necessarily altering default choices
Download Ubuntu Operating System here:
https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop
and save .iso file. Burn to disc as an option.
Start your new Virtual Machine, insert your Ubuntu disc or point to your Ubuntu .iso file and install Ubuntu in the Virtual Machine.
vb4.jpg

After install completes, click the Ubuntu Software icon and search for and install BOINC Manager
vb5.jpg

or open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T) and type

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install boinc-manager
After automatic install of needed library files, BOINC client and manager, click on Show Applications icon:
ubuntu.jpg

and then All at the bottom to expose the BOINC Manager icon. Click to open the Manager and attach to projects or project manager. Run in tandem with the BOINC Manager/Client on the native Windows operating system if you wish or just run solo.
Thanks


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