Make sure to select the appropriate guide below to find installation instructions for your OS 👇
tar xzf energi3-<ver>-linux-amd64.tgz
mv energi3-<ver>-linux-amd64 $HOME/energi3
Now, let's test the good functionning of the app!
In your Terminal, run the following commands:
./energi3 --testnet console
You will see the following screen. Energi3 will start to sync with the blockchain.
You will need to keep the console open all the time.
If you close it, the application will stop. You can minimize the Terminal window to keep the node running.
You will need to do this if you are :
Migrating from Energi Gen 2
or Creating a new installation of Energi Gen 3
If you have already created an account, go to the ‘Transfer your account’ chapter below.
Select a password that is hard to guess and has numbers and characters in it. Best practice guidelines for password is to have some punctuation, numbers and capitalization. It should be 8 characters or preferably longer. You will need this password to unlock and withdraw funds among other things.
Make sure to save it and safeguard it from prying eyes.
The screenshot above shows that there are two accounts created on the node. You will have 0 to many accounts showing up in the list (0 if you have not migrated or created an account on the node).
Once you have created a personal account, you can exit out of the node.
This step is only needed if you have already created a keystore account file on another computer and you want to copy it to the Windows PC. The account can also be migrated from EnergiWallet (see chapter below).
Energi Gen 3 is account-based. Each account has an associated keystore account file. In Energi Gen 2, we had one
wallet.dat file which held all the account information. You can find an existing keystore account file (on the computer you created it on) and place it in the following location:
This step is a MUST if you have created a new keystore account and you do not have a backup of the keystore account file anywhere else. You should backup the keystore account file to a different computer / drive so that in the event your computer crashes and you do not have access to the file. You will need to restore from the backup to access your funds.
personal.newAccount command noted above creates a keystore account file. It is like the wallet.dat file in Energi 2.x. We must make a backup of this file and save it in a secure location on a different computer. The keystore account file(s) can be found in the following location:
Congratulations! You have successfully started Energi on Linux.