Bootstrap Installation

Bootstrap installation instructions

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QT/GUI Wallets

  1. Download the NIX Blockchain Bootstrap file.

  2. Close/shutdown your wallet.

  3. Navigate to the NIX data directory.

  4. Delete blocks and chainstate directories.

  5. Unzip contents of the bootstrap .zip file to the NIX data directory.

  6. Restart your wallet.

Default data directory locations Windows: C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\roaming\nix (you may have to enter %appdata% in your search bar to find this directory unless you have Windows set to show hidden directories)

Linux: ~/.nix

MacOS: ~/Library/Application Support/nix

CLI Wallet

First, stop the wallet and delete the blocks and chainstate directories. Though not necessarily required, you might also want to delete the peers and banlist files.

nix-cli stop
rm -r ~/.nix/{blocks,chainstate,peers.dat,banlist.dat}

NOTE: If you used Crypto Sharks' script to install, use "systemctl stop NIX" instead of "nix-cli stop"

You can use wget or gdown to download the file..

wget

wget --load-cookies /tmp/cookies.txt "https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&confirm=$(wget --quiet --save-cookies /tmp/cookies.txt --keep-session-cookies --no-check-certificate 'https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TWOxMFwvo-QTMQPWbyzmhMw7gOyLmZbD' -O- | sed -rn 's/.*confirm=([0-9A-Za-z_]+).*/\1\n/p')&id=1TWOxMFwvo-QTMQPWbyzmhMw7gOyLmZbD" -O NIXBlockchain-664566.zip && rm -rf /tmp/cookies.txt
unzip NIXBlockchain-638444.zip -d ~/.nix

If your system does not have wget and unzip already installed (commands assume Ubuntu Linux):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install wget
sudo apt install unzip

gdown

gdown https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TWOxMFwvo-QTMQPWbyzmhMw7gOyLmZbD
unzip NIXBlockchain-664566.zip -d ~/.nix

If your system does not have python-pip, gdown, and unzip already installed (commands assume Ubuntu Linux):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install python-pip
sudo -H pip install gdown
sudo apt install unzip

Restart your wallet.

nixd &

NOTE: If you used Crypto Sharks' script to install, use "systemctl start NIX" instead of "nixd &"