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Posted 11 Mar 2014 by Jon connell
Installation problems 7.2.42
An fyi and a temporary fix...
Problems installing BOINC version 7.2.42 Windows 32-bit - Windows 7 ~March 2014.
I had terrible problems installing the latest cut of BOIC - either with or without Virtual Box.
May be machine-specific, but fyi the error is "Error 2203.Database: C\Windows\Installer\161103.ipi. Cannot open database file. System error - 2147287035".
I haven't had problems in the past (decade). My fix was eventually to activate the hidden Win 7 admin account, install from there as available to all user accounts, then close it down again. (The usual "install as administrator" Win 7 click does not work). Seems to be working now. A PIA though.
Also of note, I could not uninstall either BOIN or Virtual Box without some assistance from a MS Windows cleanup program.
Came out of the blue - no system changes at this end. seems to be something to do with BOINC_user network names and permissions to the Win install folder.
Jon Connell, NYC
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Posted 11 Jun 2013 by Jon connell
Many thanks for the update. I like the sound of the new detection function lots.
Over the years I have been concerned that we were perhaps searching in too narrow an envelope. ...The best we could do at the time of course. Volumes have been written about advanced compression algorithms and their impact on broadcast waveform. With this extension I suspect that you are looking in the right place.
Optimistically speaking, to date we may have been doing a good job searching only for what we expected - and doing so based on the past (and presumed future) 100 years or so of broadcast technology. Fingers crossed.
I hope the upgrade goes peacefully for you.
Thanks and keep up the good work.
Jon Connell, Brooklyn, NY
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very long processing time
Posted 3 Sep 2007 by Jon connell
I am looking at a work unit that seems to be going on forever. Most units take afew hours on my main machine - 5-ish. This unit - 04mr07aa.874.17250.11.4.62.6 is running very very very slowly...
The Boinc manager is telling me I have atime of 58 hours with 60 left to completion and a progress of 0.024%. Its is in the middle of a triplet search that seems to go on forever.
LogX - which I installed to try to see what was going on with this unit - has a CPU tim on it of 46:55:33 to date and LogX is reporting that I have 230830:20:01 left.
Do I have a problem? Is this a bad unit or a problem somewhere.
This is the first two weeks of using BOINC, but I never saw this with the old SETI.
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