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NIOS 2 Tool chain

Gerhard56
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Hi,

try to set up the NIOS 2 tool chain.

Thats really not easy. I try to follow this document: n2sw_nii5v2gen2.pdf

I think its not the current version for Quartus Prime Lite V20.1, but I didn't find a better one.

I tried to follow the installation procedure for windows, which is quite misleading.

Result: I tried to start the tool chain from the 'Tools' menu and also from the windows 'Start...Intel ..' dialog, but nothing happens except a wait cursor for 2 secondes....

No error message, no hint, nothing.

How do I get this tool chain running? Is there a step by step guid to follow and a chance to locate errors?

 

With best regards

 

Gerhard

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Gerhard56
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I found this instructions now in a ReadMe file and this works out fine.

QUARTUS ECLIPSE MANUAL INSTALLATION
1. Download CDT 8.8.1 which is Eclipse C/C++ IDE for Mars.2
a. Windows: https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technology/epp/downloads/release/mars/2/eclipse...
b. Linux: https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technology/epp/downloads/release/mars/2/eclipse...
2. Extract the downloaded file into <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin. You should see <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse
folder after extraction is done.
3. Rename <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse folder to <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2
4. Extract <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2_plugins.zip (or tar.gz for Linux) to
<Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin. The extraction will override files in <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2.
5. Verify the extraction is done correctly by making sure you see <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2/plugin_customization.ini file
6. You can now launch Nios2 II SBT for Eclipse via eclipse-nios2.exe

 

With best regards

 

Gerhard

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Gerhard56
New Contributor I
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I found this instructions now in a ReadMe file and this works out fine.

QUARTUS ECLIPSE MANUAL INSTALLATION
1. Download CDT 8.8.1 which is Eclipse C/C++ IDE for Mars.2
a. Windows: https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technology/epp/downloads/release/mars/2/eclipse...
b. Linux: https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technology/epp/downloads/release/mars/2/eclipse...
2. Extract the downloaded file into <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin. You should see <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse
folder after extraction is done.
3. Rename <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse folder to <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2
4. Extract <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2_plugins.zip (or tar.gz for Linux) to
<Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin. The extraction will override files in <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2.
5. Verify the extraction is done correctly by making sure you see <Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2/plugin_customization.ini file
6. You can now launch Nios2 II SBT for Eclipse via eclipse-nios2.exe

 

With best regards

 

Gerhard

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EricMunYew_C_Intel
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Hi, Gerhard


Can you follow below to install:

 

1. install WSL for windows

i. https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/hb/nios2/n2sw_nii5v2gen2.pd... (chapter 2.1)

  Note: Windows 10 build version 16215.0 or higher is the recommended operating system version.

ii. After installation has successfully completed, launch Ubuntu 18.04.

iii. Install additional distro packages required for Nios II EDS using the following commands:

 a. sudo apt-get update

b. sudo apt install wsl

 c. sudo apt install dos2unix

 d. sudo apt install make

 

2. install nios2 eclipse folder

https://www.intel.com/content/altera-www/global/en_us/index/support/support-resources/knowledge-base/...


3.  After re-installation, can you download the patch from below KDB:

https://www.intel.com/content/altera-www/global/en_us/index/support/support-resources/knowledge-base...


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