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All support for Intel NUC 7 - 13 systems has transitioned to ASUS. Read latest update.




Attached are binary of the tools to run on Linux PC and root fs from buildroot. You can use it to compile kernel and apps.</p>

Login as a user account on Linux PC, eg, hippo. The user home dir will be /home/hippo, short form as ~/ .

Use wget to download the cross tools (69MB). Best thanks to Altera's kindly hosting these files. (but don't use Windows ftp, it corrupt the files)



sha1sum nios2gcc-20080203.tar.bz2 

6873249d8eae7c2981aac6791f044ddaab507566 nios2gcc-20080203.tar.bz2

Open a terminal. Run as root or use sudo,

sudo tar jxf -C

The cross gcc tools was expected to be installed in /opt/nios2 dir. But you may install in any other dirs. Then setup the PATH for the cross gcc, you can add a line at the end of file ~/.bash_profile (or ~/.profile on Debian/Ubuntu) ( the file is hidden, you have to use "ls -a" to find it . For "gedit" use open Location, and enter the file name)


After you change the .bash_profile or .profile, you need to logout and login again. So that it will be in the PATH when you login.

Check with, echo $PATH

It should display like this, with nios2 path at the end, /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/nios2/bin

To verify the cross gcc, try out, nios2-linux-uclibc-gcc -v

It should display the info,

Reading specs from /opt/nios2/lib/gcc/nios2-linux-uclibc/3.4.6/specs

Configured with: /root/buildroot/toolchain_build_nios2/gcc-3.4.6/configure --prefix=/opt/nios2 --build=i386-pc-linux-gnu --host=i386-pc-linux-gnu --target=nios2-linux-uclibc --enable-languages=c --enable-shared --disable-__cxa_atexit --enable-target-optspace --with-gnu-ld --disable-nls --enable-threads --disable-multilib --enable-cxx-flags=-static

Thread model: posix

gcc version 3.4.6

Then try build kernel and apps as in the uClinuxDist

(EDIT: remove ccache links usage, because it doesn't work with blackfin uclinux-dist)


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