I'm trying to run the commands to download the blockchain to an external drive in Tails. I tried to put a folder for the blockchain on an ext4 partition but it won't let me write to it so I thought I could just use my NTFS partition. Any reason not to do that?

This is what I put into the command line and what I got. What am I doing wrong?

amnesia@amnesia:~$ sudo iptables -I OUTPUT 2 -p tcp -d -m tcp --dport 18081 -j ACCEPT

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.
    #3) With great power comes great responsibility.

[sudo] password for amnesia: 
amnesia@amnesia:~$ sudo iptables -I OUTPUT 2 -p tcp -d -m tcp --dport 18081 -j ACCEPT
[sudo] password for amnesia: 
amnesia@amnesia:~$ DNS_PUBLIC=tcp torsocks ./monerod --p2p-bind-ip --no-igd --rpc-bind-ip \
>     --data-dir '/media/amnesia/My Passport/Blockchain' 
ERROR: ./monerod cannot be found.


  • Is the terminal in the same directory as monerod? You can use ls -a to check.
    – dEBRUYNE
    Jun 20, 2019 at 7:14
  • I don't think it was. I clicked on the monero folder and opened int terminal. Now it is working but it keeps telling me 1561315484 ERROR torsocks[17127]: General SOCKS server failure (in socks5_recv_connect_reply() at socks5.c:533) [1561315484] libunbound[17127:0] error: outgoing tcp: connect: Connection refused for
    – greg
    Jun 23, 2019 at 19:25
  • Can you type status in monerod and post the output here?
    – dEBRUYNE
    Jun 23, 2019 at 19:43
  • I typed status in the current terminal I have running and got this: Height: 54401/1863433 (2.9%) on mainnet, not mining, net hash 2.32 MH/s, v1, up to date, 8(out)+0(in) connections, uptime 0d 1h 17m 1s
    – greg
    Jun 23, 2019 at 19:54
  • That looks OK. A blockchain sync from scratch on Tails may take quite some time to complete though. Thus, please take that into account.
    – dEBRUYNE
    Jun 23, 2019 at 20:18


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