Install and Ethereum node on Ubuntu 16.04

Install Packages


# sudo apt-get -y update && sudo  apt-get -y upgrade
# sudo apt-get -y install git curl npm nodejs

Install Geth


# sudo apt-get -y install software-properties-common
# sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum
# sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum-dev
# sudo apt-get -y update
# sudo apt-get -y install ethereum

Create an account

Get account list

# geth account list

Create an account

# geth account new

Set a passphrase

Run Geth

To synchronize with Ethereum blockchain, execute:

# geth

Run Geth in background

Install screen packages

# sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install screen -y

Make a bash

# vim ~/


#!/usr/bin/env bash
echo "Starting geth"
screen -dmS geth /usr/bin/geth --verbosity 3 --rpc --rpcaddr=localhost --rpcport=8545 --rpcapi eth,personal,net,web3

Make it executable

# sudo chmod +x ~/

Run script

# ~/

Attach to the screen

# screen -x geth

Detach from the screen

CTRL + a then d

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