I have spent nearly two weeks trying to download and sync mist. A few days ago I changed to parity and had a bit more success and finally achieved 100% sync, however, I then switched to test-net and ran parity --chain ropsten which started off ok but 2 days later is still trying to sync the final 100 blocks. It appears now that I have some kind of parity geth conflict idk. I've pretty much lost my mind but really don't want to give up. I have a feeling I am close and just missing some key understanding. I have run so many different commands from reading blogs, posts and watching videos I have no idea what could be running in the background and conflicting. Is it best to start again? Any advice would be highly appreciated at this point. Thanks
- Don't give up. If you've made it this far, you're well on your way.
- Ropston is constantly under attack and according to this post (Ropsten testnet is under kind of attack? What can we do?) is now considered dead.
- Parity has a replacement that is called Kovan. Instructions for using Kovan are at the same link.
- Don't despair. Everyone has these same problems and there are those who will help.