I don't think you can mine with bitcoin unlimited yet. It needs a pool first or for your pool to offer it as an option which I don't think they do currently and I don't think any pool does at this point.
I've been running a full node of bitcoin core for a few month on linux, trying to make a contribution to the system. I think I'd like to update to Bitcoin Classic, but, as a linux tourist, I don't know what to do with the Classic files once I download them. To be perfectly honest, I don't even know in what directory the current bitcoin core files are after installing the GUI.
I would really appreciate a step by step for dummies on how to switch from core to classic.
Running a full node does not really have anything to do with mining today. If you are running an S5 however all you need to do is log into the S5 through the local IP, then put in the pool info under miner configuration. If you do not know what info you need just go to whatever pool you are using and it should have a help section explaining how to configure your miner, I would recommend Slush.
Sorry I wasn't clear. I know the difference between mining and running a node. My question has nothing to do with mining, but rather than start a new thread, I thought I would add to this one in order the get the question answered.
But now I have two problems:
1. How to upgrade my node to Classic from Core
2. How to get an invite to the bitcoinclassic slack group......[edit: just figured this part out]
1. stop the original node with bitcoin-cli stop.
2. Download the your preferred binary software package (a tar.gz file)
3. tar zxf bitcoin-0.12.0-linux64.tar.gz ( for example)
4 go to the new directory: cd bitcoin-0.12.0
5 run the node: nohup bin/bitcoind &
It will use the same data directory, config file, blocks, port and rpc port