I'm totally new to this. I had a chance to buy 100 bitcoins a few years back for $500, but I wasn't "interested in playing WOW" Recently, with the bitcoin bubble, I learned about ethereum. I barely understand the technology, but find it fascinating. I bought a couple "ethers" a few weeks ago and then............... I bought a computer with 8gigs RAM, a quad processor, AMD radeon 5070 graphics card , etc and dedicated the whole deal to downloading eth.........
2 days ago.
I've made every mistake and assumption I think a person can make trying to download ethereum.(including asking multiple questions in the same post, editing now) I've looked at a lot of Q/A on the web. Step by step answers are scattered all over. The box is currently cooking along. My "geth" is currently running ad nauseum the phrase, "imported new chain segment", but it doesn't seem to be catching up with the blockchain. Every few hours the block count on my "geth attach" screen increases about 2k give or take. So....can someone answer simply a few questions please?
- if/when the blockchain is completely downloaded can ethereum wallet and ethminer be drag/dropped into the window or do i have to execute a command?