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.

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"

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

Download and unzip the bootstrap file:

unzip -d ~/.nix

Restart your wallet.

nixd &

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