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Morten2000
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Hi

My company has used Quartus 16.1 on Windows for many years and all projects are written in 16.1.

I now has to switch computer and install Quartus, but as I understand it 16.1 is no longer available.

I tried to install 21.1, but I can't get Nios/Eclipse to work.  I keep getting errors about 'uname is not recognized as an internal command'.

I tried to follow different support tickets and installed WLS, Ubuntu etc. but nothing seems to work.

 

Are there anywhere a step-by-step guide for installing Quartus/Eclipse on a windows machine?

At what version did Quartus start using the uname command? I might then be able to use version 18 or 19 instead.

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SyafieqS
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Hi Morten,


Below forum seem related to your issue. Let me know if the workaround is not applicable. Few discussion on there which to me might be helpful.


https://community.intel.com/t5/Nios-II-Embedded-Design-Suite/New-application-creation-failure-in-NIOS-II-Quartus20-1/td-p/1204914


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Morten2000
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I have tried to follow the ticket, but no luck.

 

Is there anywhere a list of "things" that needs to be installed to get Quartus to work.

So far I installed Quartus, WSL1, Ubuntu, MinGW, Cygwin... But I can't see if that is enough or if I need some other programs. I guess I do as I don't have a UNAME command that I can use.

 

 

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ak6dn
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'uname' is a unix/linux command:

[9] uname
Linux
~[10] uname -a
Linux miniitx 4.4.0-234-generic #268-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 21 17:46:47 UTC 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Cygwin has it too:

~[501] uname
CYGWIN_NT-10.0-19045
~[502] uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-10.0-19045 lenovoS30w10 3.3.6-341.x86_64 2022-09-05 11:15 UTC x86_64 Cygwin

But it is not a Windows command:

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19045.2193]
(c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>uname
'uname' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

 

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SyafieqS
Moderator
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Hi Morten,


To check whether you did the right thing on installing wsl, you can simply launch nios 2 command shell and see if it is able to launch, normally unsuccessful installation for wsl, you cannot invoke nios cmd shell or will ask you to install wsl.


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Morten2000
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I have no problem launching the Nios 2 command shell. So I guess WSL is installed correctly.

Should I somehow configure Eclipse/NIOS2 to use WSL when compiling? Or should that happen automatically?

It seems it doesn't do that when it doesn't know UNAME. Because through NIOS 2 command shell I can write uname and it returns Linux.

 

So why isn't Eclipse using Nios 2 command shell?

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SyafieqS
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Hello,


I send something to your email. Please check it.


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SyafieqS
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Morten,


As discussed last call, let me know if reinstall wsl and ubuntu package resolve the issue


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Morten2000
New Contributor I
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Hi SuafieqS,

 

Unfortunately it didn't solve the problem reinstalling WSL and Ubuntu packages.

 

 

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Morten2000
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I can see that running nios2-bsp-create-settings in the command shell fails.

I remember reading that I need to add .exe to the command, but where should this be done? I can't find any files that actually calls nios2-bsp-create-settings.

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SyafieqS
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Hello Morten,


You may specify the "nios2-bsp-create-settings.exe" in Nios II Command Shell that should solve the issue as below forum

https://community.intel.com/t5/Nios-II-Embedded-Design-Suite/New-application-creation-failure-in-NIOS-II-Quartus20-1/td-p/1204914


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Morten2000
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Hi,

I have followed that instructions several times without any luck.

I have my project and I can generate the BSP both from inside Eclipse and from the NIOS II command line.

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When I try to build my application I get:

Morten2000_1-1668675921958.png

 

Any ideas?

Is it easier to get it working on a Ubuntu machine or is that just as complicated?

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SyafieqS
Moderator
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Morten,


Is it easier to get it working on a Ubuntu machine or is that just as complicated?

- Yes as you do not require WSL and its package. You may use Ubuntu for the workaround. Let me know if that is not possible


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SyafieqS
Moderator
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Hello Morten,


May I know if there is any update from my previous reply?

Is it feasible to use Ubuntu instead and does it resolve your issue?



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Morten2000
New Contributor I
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I have tried to install Quartus and Eclipse on Ubuntu.

Quartus is running fine, but Eclipse crashes every time I try to open it. I have tried to open it through Quartus, from command promt and from NIOS command prompt, but all of them fails.

 

I will try some more, but most likely I just need to use Quartus 18.1.

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SyafieqS
Moderator
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Understood. Let me know any update on that


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SyafieqS
Moderator
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Hi Morten,


Let me know any update on 18.1 Ubuntu status. Did you manage to pass the flow in NIOS BSP?


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Morten2000
New Contributor I
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I just use Quartus 18.1 on a Windows PC. That is easy to get working.

I hope Quartus makes it easier to get it running with WSL before they retire v18.1.

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SyafieqS
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