Posts by klepel

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Use of BOINC and WSL: some confusion (Message 104138)
Posted 26 Apr 2021 by klepel
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I get the impression the vast majority of users never read the boards to find out such things!
This might well be true! Most people run the project with as little effort as possible. I do the same on some “filler” projects, if they run its ok, if not I move on.
But if just one of the more interested Win10 users with a few computers at hand installs WSL2 on his computers to run CPDN, it is a win for the project – beside it has to be one of the more engaged participants as the computer should run 24/7 otherwise WSL2 might be a hassle.
And on a final note, I tried it as a learning experience as BOINC does since 2004.
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Use of BOINC and WSL: some confusion (Message 104124)
Posted 26 Apr 2021 by klepel
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@boboviz
Another important information to include in your guide is that VM has to be activated in the BIOS of the computer in order to install WSL2. And how to do it.
As I imagen that the guide shall be used by less experienced Windows users like me – I never installed a VM machine or used PowerShell before – this is an important part missing in your guide. This step was not obvious to me!
However this guide and WSL2 are essential for CPDN at the moment, as it has only long running Linux tasks and with the few users over there, it might take ages until we will finish the current WU supply.
Thanks a lot!
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Use of BOINC and WSL: some confusion (Message 104118)
Posted 26 Apr 2021 by klepel
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[quote]Under Titel: BOINC Client installation in WSL and link to a project, there is a Note: “WSL, by default uses all available cores and memory of you PC”and a command
notepad "$ env: USERPROFILE / .wslconfig"
When I execute this command, I get the following error (Spanish): “Bloc de Notas, El nombre de archive, el nombre de directorio o la sintaxis de la etiqueta del volume no son correctos.”

Seems a problem of your Windows...If you search for your error you will find a lot of articles.
I would like to ask: where, with which name and with which extension the file shall be saved?

geophi in the CPDN forum guided me to:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/wsl-config#configure-global-options-with-wslconfig
tells you to save the file .wslconfig (no extension), in your Windows user's root directory, i.e. C:\users\(user). Then restart WSL 2 and it will read the file upon restart and that should limit CPUs and RAM used in the VM.

and although still received the error, it worked as he indicated.
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Use of BOINC and WSL: some confusion (Message 104111)
Posted 25 Apr 2021 by klepel
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I have installed WSL as indicated in “Guide to using The BOINC Client in Microsoft´s WSL” (Version 0.8): Title: WSL installation, Steps: 1 to 7.
I am wondering how I might check, if WSL version 2 is running? Where and with which command, it might get the version of WSL?
Under Titel: BOINC Client installation in WSL and link to a project, there is a Note: “WSL, by default uses all available cores and memory of you PC”and a command
notepad "$ env: USERPROFILE / .wslconfig"
When I execute this command, I get the following error (Spanish): “Bloc de Notas, El nombre de archive, el nombre de directorio o la sintaxis de la etiqueta del volume no son correctos.”
However I am able to click this messages away and put the lines:
[wsl2]
memory = 3GB # Limit the machine memory to 3GB
processors = 4 # Limit the cores available to the VM to 4
in the archive.
I would like to ask: where, with which name and with which extension the file shall be saved? I guess somebody with VM experience might answer this question as well.
Thanks a lot!
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Use of BOINC and WSL: some confusion (Message 103837)
Posted 3 Apr 2021 by klepel
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I tried to run climateprediction.net with WSL and I commented it on this thread mentioned above:
https://www.cpdn.org/forum_thread.php?id=9025#63462
Besides, the errors of the climateprediction.net WUs, the ODLK1 WUs work.
However, cc_config.xml and app_config.xml are not read. And the first is all over the place (see my message: Mensaje 63790).
Maybe, someone has a suggestion, which cc_config.xml to use, as well where to place the app_config.xml and why the project folder are not at their expected places.
I am pretty sure, some of you has accumulated more experience with WSL since the last post here and the guide version 0.8.
Thanks a lot!




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