I'm following the instructions found here:


and here:


The kiln node is unable to start and the GUI says "FAILED".

The logs say:

01-May-2019 11:16:29LevelWarn""("Process exited unexpectedly:",Id {unId = 1})
01-May-2019 11:16:34LevelError""PublicNodeError_RpcError (RpcError_HttpException "HttpExceptionRequest Request {\n  host                 = \"\"\
May  1 11:16:40 - node.main: Starting the Tezos node...
May  1 11:16:40 - node.main: No local peer discovery.
May  1 11:16:40 - node.main: Not listening to P2P calls.
May  1 11:16:40 - node.main: Peer's global id: idqzRThCmDPoP7bRETbxVkDwPxFc47
May  1 11:16:40 - node.worker: bootstrapping chain...
tezos-node: Error:
              Permission denied
  • What does ls -l ~/.tezos-node/ show? – Richard Ayotte May 2 '19 at 17:52
  • drwx------ 4 kiln kiln 4096 May 2 15:52 NetXdQprcVkpaWU – Anon75 May 2 '19 at 20:01
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    Did you definitely do step 5? sudo cp -r ~/.tezos-node/context ~/.tezos-node/store /var/lib/kiln/data-dir/tezos-node/[chain-id]/ sudo chown -R kiln:kiln /var/lib/kiln/data-dir/tezos-node/[chain-id] – Tom Smalley May 3 '19 at 16:52
  • (I assume you are using the debian distro on ubuntu?) – Tom Smalley May 3 '19 at 16:53
  • you were right, I didn't do chown in step 5. I simply unzipped the latest.tar.lz4 file and tried to start the node. it works now! I struggled because I don't know llinux and couldn't follow the instructions. the code snippets aren't runnable, I had to edit [chain-id] with NetXdQprcVkpaWU. didn't realize the difference in step 5 of the source/debian instructions. – Anon75 May 4 '19 at 4:28

This comment solved it

Did you definitely do step 5? sudo cp -r ~/.tezos-node/context ~/.tezos-node/store /var/lib/kiln/data-dir/tezos-node/[chain-id]/ sudo chown -R kiln:kiln /var/lib/kiln/data-dir/tezos-node/[chain-id]

This is the answer:

sudo chown -R kiln:kiln /var/lib/kiln/data-dir/tezos-node/[chain-id]

or for production:

sudo chown -R kiln:kiln /var/lib/kiln/data-dir/tezos-node/NetXdQprcVkpaWU
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As of v0.6.0 Kiln now supports snapshot import through its user interface, so you should no longer need to manually copy/paste chain history from another node into Kiln's directory.

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