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Flash Programmer on DE2

Hi Everyone! 

 

I've recently received the DE2 board. It's full of nice things but I want to be able to use it the same way I use the other Altera boards (meaning with the flahs programmer). 

When I try to download a design with a read only file system to the device's flash I get an error. I've included the transcript for the flahs programming procedure: 

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#! /bin/sh# # This file was automatically generated by the Nios II IDE Flash Programmer.# # It will be overwritten when the flash programmer options change.#  

 

cd C:/Altera/Dev_Kits/DE2_System/DE2_demonstrations/DE2_Top/software/hello_DE2/D 

ebug 

# Creating .flash file for the FPGA configuration 

$SOPC_KIT_NIOS2/bin/sof2flash --epcs --input=C:/Altera/Dev_Kits/DE2_System/DE2_d 

emonstrations/DE2_Top/DE2_TOP.sof --output=DE2_TOP.flash 

Info: ******************************************************************* 

Info: Running Quartus II Convert_programming_file 

Info: Command: quartus_cpf --no_banner --convert --device=EPCS64 --option=DE2_TO 

P.opt C:/Altera/Dev_Kits/DE2_System/DE2_demonstrations/DE2_Top/DE2_TOP.sof DE2_T 

OP.pof 

Info: Quartus II Convert_programming_file was successful. 0 errors, 0 warnings 

    Info: Processing ended: Mon Mar 06 10:14:34 2006 

    Info: Elapsed time: 00:00:04 

Info: ******************************************************************* 

Info: Running Quartus II Convert_programming_file 

Info: Command: quartus_cpf --no_banner --convert DE2_TOP.pof DE2_TOP.rpd 

Info: Quartus II Convert_programming_file was successful. 0 errors, 0 warnings 

    Info: Processing ended: Mon Mar 06 10:14:39 2006 

    Info: Elapsed time: 00:00:05 

# Programming flash with the FPGA configuration 

$SOPC_KIT_NIOS2/bin/nios2-flash-programmer --cable=&#39;USB-Blaster [USB-1]&#39; --sidp= 

0x00C81138 --id=2273640461 --timestamp=1141186422 --epcs --base=0x00C80800 DE2_T 

OP.flash 

Using cable "USB-Blaster [USB-1]", device 1, instance 0x00 

Resetting and pausing target processor: OK 

Reading System ID at address 0x00C81138: verified 

 

              : Checksumming existing contents           

 

00000000      : Verifying existing contents           

 

00010000      : Verifying existing contents           

 

00020000      : Verifying existing contents           

 

00030000      : Verifying existing contents           

 

00040000      : Verifying existing contents           

 

Checksummed/read 317kB in 44.4s                                         

Erase not required 

 

00000000 ( 0%): Programming                           

 

00010000 ( 0%): Programming                           

 

00020000 ( 0%): Programming                           

 

00030000 ( 0%): Programming                           

 

00040000 ( 0%): Programming                           

 

Programmed 317KB in 0.0s                                 

No change to device contents 

Leaving target processor paused 

# Creating .flash file for the project 

$SOPC_KIT_NIOS2/bin/elf2flash --epcs --after=DE2_TOP.flash --input=hello_DE2.elf 

--output=epcs_controller.flash --boot=$SOPC_KIT_NIOS2/components/altera_nios2/b 

oot_loader_epcs.srec 

# Programming flash with the project 

$SOPC_KIT_NIOS2/bin/nios2-flash-programmer --cable=&#39;USB-Blaster [USB-1]&#39; --sidp= 

0x00C81138 --id=2273640461 --timestamp=1141186422 --epcs --base=0x00C80800 epcs_ 

controller.flash 

Using cable "USB-Blaster [USB-1]", device 1, instance 0x00 

Resetting and pausing target processor: OK 

Reading System ID at address 0x00C81138: verified 

 

              : Checksumming existing contents           

 

00040000      : Verifying existing contents           

 

00050000      : Verifying existing contents           

 

00060000      : Verifying existing contents           

 

Checksummed/read 92kB in 13.2s                                         

Erase not required 

 

00040000 ( 0%): Programming                           

 

00050000 ( 0%): Programming                           

 

00060000 ( 0%): Programming                           

 

Programmed 92KB in 0.0s                                     

No change to device contents 

Leaving target processor paused 

# Creating .flash file for the project 

$SOPC_KIT_NIOS2/bin/elf2flash --base=0x00800000 --end=0xbfffff --reset=0xc80800  

--input=hello_DE2.elf --output=cfi_flash_0.flash --boot=$SOPC_KIT_NIOS2/componen 

ts/altera_nios2/boot_loader_cfi.srec 

# Programming flash with the project 

$SOPC_KIT_NIOS2/bin/nios2-flash-programmer --cable=&#39;USB-Blaster [USB-1]&#39; --sidp= 

0x00C81138 --id=2273640461 --timestamp=1141186422 --base=0x00800000 cfi_flash_0. 

flash 

Using cable "USB-Blaster [USB-1]", device 1, instance 0x00 

Resetting and pausing target processor: OK 

Reading System ID at address 0x00C81138: # Creating .flash file for the read only zip file system 

$SOPC_KIT_NIOS2/bin/bin2flash --base=0x00800000 --location=0x100000 --input=C:/A 

ltera/Dev_Kits/DE2_System/DE2_demonstrations/DE2_Top/software/hello_DE2_syslib/b 

ackground.zip --output=rozipfs.flash 

verified 

Leaving target processor paused 

# Programming flash with the read only zip file system 

$SOPC_KIT_NIOS2/bin/nios2-flash-programmer --cable=&#39;USB-Blaster [USB-1]&#39; --sidp= 

0x00C81138 --id=2273640461 --timestamp=1141186422 --base=0x00800000 rozipfs.flas 

Using cable "USB-Blaster [USB-1]", device 1, instance 0x00 

Resetting and pausing target processor: OK 

Reading System ID at address 0x00C81138: verified 

 

              : Checksumming existing contents           

 

00110000      : Reading existing contents             

 

00120000      : Reading existing contents             

 

00130000      : Reading existing contents             

 

00140000      : Reading existing contents             

 

00150000      : Reading existing contents             

 

00160000      : Reading existing contents             

 

00170000      : Reading existing contents             

 

00180000      : Reading existing contents             

 

00190000      : Reading existing contents             

 

Checksummed/read 40kB in 1.5s                                         

 

00110000 ( 0%): Erasing                               

 

00120000 (11%): Erasing                               

 

00130000 (22%): Erasing                               

 

00140000 (33%): Erasing                               

 

00150000 (44%): Erasing                               

 

00160000 (55%): Erasing                               

 

00170000 (66%): Erasing                               

 

00180000 (77%): Erasing                               

 

00190000 (88%): Erasing                               

 

Erased 576kB in 7.0s (82.2kB/s)                         

 

00100000 ( 0%): Programming                           

 

 

Program failed at offset 1068F7                                       

Leaving target processor paused[/b] 

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Has anyone succssfully tried this before ?  

 

On the same subject, does anyone know the reason why a read only filesystem can&#39;t reside in an epcs device ? 

 

Nir
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