I am new to Ethereum. In order to start Ethereum I am using the following command:

geth start

Is this correct? As it goes into an endless loop of listing information. I have waited for an hour and it still keeps listing info with no console? Thank you for your help!

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A simple search on google lead to this:


You need to search your own answers before asking a question, because it's usually already been asked ;)

Guide to make a custom blockchain with geth :


  • Thank you for your guidance. I should have stated in my original question that after having read the documentation on https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Command-Line-Options I am unable to find the correct parameter combination to turn on Etherium for a private block chain instance (learning).
    – Matt
    Mar 29, 2018 at 23:08
  • You need to use the init command to load a genesis
    – btc4cash
    Mar 30, 2018 at 0:27
  • I edited my answer with a link that will be usefull to you! if it helped! Please mark my post as answer :)
    – btc4cash
    Mar 30, 2018 at 0:29

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