Hey all – I’m looking for some assistance getting Madmax going on Windows. I initially got this error late last night when setting up v0.0.5 and then this morning I saw v0.0.6 and got that downloaded and hoping for a fix, but I still get the same issue. When I run chia_plot in powershell, I get the following response:
Pool Public Key (48 bytes) needs to be specified via -p , see ‘chia keys show’
I totally have it in there…it is my 96 character pool key derived from the command prompt ‘keys show’.
I ran into the same issues and I figure others will as well, so here’s what I discovered:
For some reason, MadMax (Fury Road fork, specifically) wants your keys to be listed as the first couple of parameters on the command line. Leaving them to the end causes it to tell you that you need to include your keys. In addition, it would appear that it does not like paths with spaces in them–even if you enclose those in single or double quotes. I assume this is a side effect of the original MadMax being made for Linux, not Windows.
I don’t have these issues with the subfolders or keys for parameters. Cut my keys out but this is what I’m using in a batch file that i’m running under the CMD window (not a powershell window). I prefer using subfolders because using the root drive can cause permissions issues.