So I installed flax on one of my plotters just to double-farm my roughly 1000 chia plots. I have been gradually replotting OG plots.
I entered my chia private key (with some trepidation but since the plan was to send any rewards to a cold wallet, like I do with chia, and the machine I plot on has never had chia on it as I use madmax, I was happy to proceed).
Farming was going well, 5 days to win. I forgot about it. I checked it every now and again, but no XFX oh well - probability I guessed I just had not been lucky so far.
Only when I installed farmr.net could I see I was getting a lot of missed challenges etc… So given this was all over network shares I moved the flax setup to a VM on the same machine as my chia farmer. Still nothing, farmr.net reported that I was at 1100% effort i.e. I should have won blocks 10 times by now.
This is when I realised my two errors:
- Not entering the cold flax/XFX wallet address. So my rewards if they were happening at all were being sent to a chia wallet where they disappear.
- Not keeping tabs on the setup and realising the issues with the flax farm.
I have now corrected the error and won a block today, so I finally have 2XFX. I should have around 20 by now though.