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I want to unlock an address and fund it with ETH in ganache that I don't have its private key. So I run this:

./node_modules/.bin/ganache-cli --hardfork istanbul --port 8545 --gasLimit 8000000 --fork https://mainnet.infura.io/v3/xxxxx -e 1000000 -u 0x42665308F611b022df2fD48757A457BEC12BA668

However, I get: Error: Returned error: sender doesn't have enough funds to send tx. The upfront cost is: 7000000 and the sender's account only has: 0 when I want to send tx with the address. Please help.

  • Right. You obviously cannot unlock your account on a public node like Infura. You don't want to do that either! – goodvibration May 6 at 9:27
  • I'm using ganache, so my purpose is just to grant access to a certain address that I don't actually have its a private key to simulate some mainnet tx in ganache. – Anderson May 6 at 9:40
  • BTW, the error that you're getting implies that the problem is not because you're unable to unlock some account, but because you have 0 ether on it. – goodvibration May 6 at 9:48
  • Oh! I think I get it. I think -e 1000000 will also fund the unlock address but actually it will not. – Anderson May 6 at 10:04
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The address is actually unlocked but doesn't have enough ETH. So I need to send a tx to fund the address. I think -e 1000000 will also fund the unlock address but actually it will not and that' my mistake.

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