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BTC Node. Need help with Ubuntu and BTC core program. To the Linux experts here in reddit.

The good thing of loosing a post, is that you have to retype everything and this means that you are able to shorten the post.
So. TLDR, I have 2 hdd, 80gb and 320, the second one has only, all the Blockchain info, from another already running node. I am not able to tell BTC Core program that the files are already there so he does not need to download 300gb. After hours of Google and linux forums, I am stuck in this issue. Every time I type "bitcoin-qt" on my terminal, it shows as a first download. Any help will be appreciate.

Full story.
English is not my first language, and this is being typed for second time (please have mercy on my grammar or misspelling mistakes), because I posted the question on linux subreddit nobody give a f..... so I decided to bring it here, posted a short post with the link and the automatic bot deleted because the of the link. I erased both the linux and the bitcoin post, and made a third one new, here, with plain text, copy pasting the info from the linux post. Never appeared on the "new" section of this sub. So hours of typing lost, and here we are.
Old Notebook. 80gb drive, and noob to Linux. Although I have some pc and logic knowledge, installed MINT due to a recommendation from a Bitcoin community, but since I have a friend with an already running node, with Ubuntu switched to this one, just to have the same system.
Once Ubuntu installed, on the 80gb and pc running, I copy and pasted the whole bitcoin folder from my friends pc to my 320 gb. Up to here all was good. But here is the problem

My friend, who does not understand nothing about linux, is owner of a company and has an IT guy who made everything for him, but would not be willing to help me a lot, (just to be good with his boss but right now it is not reachable for me), but when we where on my pc he told me that Linux is very sensitive to ports, in other words, a small usb change, will do a program to loose the path for the files. SO, instead of using the 320gb disk on USB i installed on this notebook second Hdd bay (its an old high end laptop with 2 sata connectors), he was able to set the program and everything went well for a couple of hours, Bitcoin Core program started synchronizing, downloading very little info.

I needed to turn of the pc to move it, so closed the program (waited until bitcoin core program told me was safe to) and turn it off, then turn it on again, and the problem was there, bitcoin core program started trying to download the whole blockchain in the spare 2gb of the 320 gb disk.
So what it seemed to happen is that even when the disk is installed on a sata bay from the motherboard, as I did not installed ubunutu with this disk connected it's route (adress?) is dinamyc and that is why BTC Core Program lost the files and does not recognize it.
After hours of google, linux forums and "askubuntu" i was able to, mount the 320gb disk, first editing the fstab ( i followed the guide in "askubuntu.com/questions/125257/how-do-i-add-an-additional-hard-drive") by the way. Trying to use VIM editor was a pain, it is REALLY difficult to type something there, and save it without pressing a wrong key. I had to cancel and start over at least a dozen times (plus reading several guides), but still was not able to mount the disk (Actually after following the steps, the hdd (320) disappeared from the GUI). went back, erased, and the did the NANO steps, and I THINK that now the hard drive it is fixed (before, any change,when restarting the second hdd took some time to appear, now it seems that is mounted and to a fixed adress). Well, after mounting the hdd, I tryed to call the bitcoin-qt and the initial download page appear and again tries to download from the initial block. I searched over hours "file association in ubuntu", "program files path" etc etc and the only thing I found is how to set up the desired software to open a file.

For you to understand my mess, when I did the "user:user" thing, I did not understand completely what I was doing, (yes I had to be in sudo) BUT i think I managed to did the correct thing as both hdd are shown in the Ubuntu GUI.

Some additional data is
Both hard drives are formated in Ext4
I have (I think that) a fstab.bak before any changes

I knwo that linux users sometimes ask for details on the system, just tell me the commands and i can run them to stick any info needed.

Thanks for the help in advance.
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(Updated) [Staking] Reddcoin Core client GUI wallet on a Raspberry Pi Model 3B

Intro

This thread is an update to my first Reddcoin staking tutorial that was written 7 months ago.
 
The reason for the update
My Reddcoin Core software crashed and became unusable. My Raspberry Pi 3B would lag and freeze, I couldn't stake anymore.
 
Instead of just redoing everything the same way, I wanted to see if I could improve on 3 points:
 
The updates
 
If you would like to tip me
Writing a tutorial like this takes time and effort; tips are appreciated. My Reddcoin address: RqvdnNX5MTam855Y2Vudv7yVgtXdcYaQAW.
     

Overview

 

Steps

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snr5e8bzftI
This video shows how long it takes to start Reddcoin Core.   TL;DR:
     

Extra

Backup
Backup your wallet to prevent losing the RDDs in your wallet! There are two methods to backup, do both. Make new backups if you create a new receiving address!
 
 
   
Boot with only 1 USB drive plugged in:
Make sure only the USB drive (with the swap partition and data partition) is plugged in when you boot up your Raspberry Pi. This to make sure the swap partition (/dev/sda1) is recognized correctly.   If you boot up with multiple USB drives, Lubuntu might see the USB drive with the swap partition as the second drive (instead of the first drive), and ignore the 2 GB swap partition. If this happens, starting Reddcoin can render the Raspberry Pi unresponsive.
   
Connection issues If you have issues syncing the blockchain because you have 0 network connections, please follow the instructions in this thread.
   
Start Reddcoin Core easier
Run a shell script (.sh file), so you can start Reddcoin just by double clicking on an icon on your Desktop.
   
Minimization options
Adjust minimization options, so you can safely press on the X button (the close/exit button on the upper right corner).
   
RealVNC VNC Viewer (client) and VNC Connect (server): To remote connect to the Raspberry Pi, I use VNC Viewer ad VNC Connect from RealVNC.
 
   
Chromium as browser: The updates break Firefox, the browser crashes when you try to run it. Install another browser, Chromium, to solve this issue.
   
Updates / Upgrades
If Software Updater shows up and tells you that there is updated software available, do not install the updates using Software Updater. Use LXTerminal to update Lubuntu.  
     

Credits:

   
Credits in previous tutorial:
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[Staking] Reddcoin Core client GUI wallet on a Raspberry Pi Model 3B

This tutorial has been updated: https://www.reddit.com/reddCoin/comments/a0wn1v/updated_staking_reddcoin_core_client_gui_wallet/.
   

Intro

I want to stake Reddcoins on my Raspberry Pi, but there is no easy to install package for the Reddcoin Core client. I found some tutorials (mentioned at the bottom, under 'credits'), but I still struggled to get the result I wanted. It took some small adjustments, but I got the GUI Wallet of Reddcoin Core working on my Raspberry Pi Model 3B. See the steps below. :).
 
If you have any questions or comments, please post a comment in this thread, so others can also benefit from it.
 
If you would like to tip me: RqvdnNX5MTam855Y2Vudv7yVgtXdcYaQAW.
   
Even though Raspbian is the primary OS for the Raspberry Pi, it seems that it's not possible to build and compile the Reddcoin wallet software for Raspbian Stretch. However, I got the wallet compiled using Ubuntu MATE.
     

Overview

     

Steps

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     

Extra

 
 
 
 
     

Credits:

 
Thank you all for sharing your knowledge!
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Looks like I lost 1.54 BTC to a Core wallet mishap

Hey all,
So I was looking to cash out portion of my Bitcoin portfolio. Up until now, all I'd used was exchanges and the online Blockchain.info wallet. I was using Bitpay until now, however I was now on my Macbook and couldn't find a proper .dmg file for the Bitpay client. I then downloaded the Bitcoin Core wallet, one of the 5 I believe payment protocol enabled wallets listed on Bitpay (keep in mind I know nothing about the Core wallet other than that it holds a private key that I should back up). After downloading it, I generated an address and sent my Bitcoin to it. I made sure to double check the address multiple times. I then waited for confirmations - only to realize the Core wallet needs days to sync up with the blockchain and I wouldn't be able to use my Bitcoin until it does - quite unfortunate. I then waited. I didn't back up my private key right there and then because I didn't really see any need to. After it downloaded 50% of the blockchain, I realized my Macbook didn't have enough space. This is where it seems to have all gone to shit.
I had no space left on my Macbook so I deleted the contents of the 'blocks' folder. It was just a bunch of 'block' and 'rev' files numbered off. I then restarted the Bitcoin-Qt wallet and it allowed me to redirect the download to an external drive that I had inserted. Right here, my Bitcoin address disappeared from the 'Requested Payments History' tab. I tried to use the dumppprivkey command but the console just didn't recognize the public key.
I'm pretty much making this post as a last resort after talking to some friends as well. Anyone know if I made some dumb mistake and there actually is a way to get my Bitcoin back?
Here's the address to anyone that may think I'm trolling:
https://blockchain.info/address/1Nf1YCHT7SqyoJq6A4e7LfaEmK1wyiFUMs
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[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] Looks like I lost 1.54 BTC to a Core wallet mishap

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The original post's content was as follows:
Hey all,
So I was looking to cash out portion of my Bitcoin portfolio. Up until now, all I'd used was exchanges and the online Blockchain.info wallet. I was using Bitpay until now, however I was now on my Macbook and couldn't find a proper .dmg file for the Bitpay client. I then downloaded the Bitcoin Core wallet, one of the 5 I believe payment protocol enabled wallets listed on Bitpay (keep in mind I know nothing about the Core wallet other than that it holds a private key that I should back up). After downloading it, I generated an address and sent my Bitcoin to it. I made sure to double check the address multiple times. I then waited for confirmations - only to realize the Core wallet needs days to sync up with the blockchain and I wouldn't be able to use my Bitcoin until it does - quite unfortunate. I then waited. I didn't back up my private key right there and then because I didn't really see any need to. After it downloaded 50% of the blockchain, I realized my Macbook didn't have enough space. This is where it seems to have all gone to shit.
I had no space left on my Macbook so I deleted the contents of the 'blocks' folder. It was just a bunch of 'block' and 'rev' files numbered off. I then restarted the Bitcoin-Qt wallet and it allowed me to redirect the download to an external drive that I had inserted. Right here, my Bitcoin address disappeared from the 'Requested Payments History' tab. I tried to use the dumppprivkey command but the console just didn't recognize the public key.
I'm pretty much making this post as a last resort after talking to some friends as well. Anyone know if I made some dumb mistake and there actually is a way to get my Bitcoin back?
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01-02 18:02 - 'Looks like I lost 1.54 BTC to a Core wallet mishap' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/pete8892 removed from /r/Bitcoin within 41-51min

'''
Hey all,
So I was looking to cash out portion of my Bitcoin portfolio. Up until now, all I'd used was exchanges and the online Blockchain.info wallet. I was using Bitpay until now, however I was now on my Macbook and couldn't find a proper .dmg file for the Bitpay client. I then downloaded the Bitcoin Core wallet, one of the 5 I believe payment protocol enabled wallets listed on Bitpay (keep in mind I know nothing about the Core wallet other than that it holds a private key that I should back up). After downloading it, I generated an address and sent my Bitcoin to it. I made sure to double check the address multiple times. I then waited for confirmations - only to realize the Core wallet needs days to sync up with the blockchain and I wouldn't be able to use my Bitcoin until it does - quite unfortunate. I then waited. I didn't back up my private key right there and then because I didn't really see any need to. After it downloaded 50% of the blockchain, I realized my Macbook didn't have enough space. This is where it seems to have all gone to shit.
I had no space left on my Macbook so I deleted the contents of the 'blocks' folder. It was just a bunch of 'block' and 'rev' files numbered off. I then restarted the Bitcoin-Qt wallet and it allowed me to redirect the download to an external drive that I had inserted. Right here, my Bitcoin address disappeared from the 'Requested Payments History' tab. I tried to use the dumppprivkey command but the console just didn't recognize the public key.
I'm pretty much making this post as a last resort after talking to some friends as well. Anyone know if I made some dumb mistake and there actually is a way to get my Bitcoin back?
'''
Looks like I lost 1.54 BTC to a Core wallet mishap
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Where do I place the bootstrap.dat file that I downloaded?

Hi,
I downloaded the bootstrap.dat file from the official torrent as I am hoping to speed up the incredibly slow syncing of the Bitcoin Core (QT Wallet) wallet, but would like to know exactly where this should be placed?
I am running Windows 7 x64 and have the wallet installed in the default directory. (C:/) Here is a screenshot of where I currently have it, but the syncing process still has 5 years worth of blockchain data to download.
Whilst the wallet is running, the database file is there, but when I close the wallet, that folder will disappear, which is why I have the bootstrap.dat file at the root of the Bitcoin Roaming folder.
Any tips?
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