Using a new install of GUI version 0.18.1.2 - Fluorine Fermi - I've downloaded the blockchain onto an old MacBook Pro (macOS High Sierra 10.13) with a 500GB SSD and 8GB of RAM (the maximum I can install on it).
However, I'm finding that the daemon fails to start.
When running monerod, I get "couldn't allocate RandomX cache".
I'd hoped to dedicate this old MacBook solely to running a Monero node, but am I correct in thinking that's it's just too old for the task? Is there anything else I could try on this MacBook which might work?
monerodfrom the terminal? In that case, you should be able to resolve the issue with the command listed here: github.com/monero-project/monero/issues/… | Please let me know if you need further instructions.
Spotlight(the search feature), search for
Terminal, and open it. Second, open
Finderand browse to the directory of
monerod. Third, drag
monerodinto the terminal. The terminal should now display the path of
monerod. Fourth, in front of the path, add
cd(make sure there is a space between
cdand the rest of the path. Fifth, remove
monerodfrom the path, so the path is basically the folder of
monerod. Sixth, hit enter, the terminal should now switch to the directory of
monerod. Seventh, type
ls -alto verify [1/2]
monerod). Lastly, in the terminal, type
MONERO_RANDOMX_UMASK=8 ./monerodto start the daemon (monerod).