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Problems Starting IDE

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I'm starting a new NIOS II software project use the NIOS II IDE. 

 

It's a blank project using the wizard. For my target hardware I select the ptf file created by the Quartus tools. 

 

When I'm at the last step I get the following error message. 

 

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Invalid project description. 

 

D:/Alarmco/2004/PermaPlay/FPGA/Cyclone/V2V00-17/software/dhrystone_0_syslib and D:/Alarmco/2004/PermaPlay/FPGA/Cyclone/V2V00-17/software overlap. 

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Any clues as to what's wrong?? 

 

gm
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I don't quite understand it, but after running into this many times, I have found that what you really want to do is "create new C/C++ application", not project.  

 

A good explanation of "what is a project", "what is an application" is needed.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I can not create a new "c/c++ Appliation". I get the same error message. 

 

Anyone have any ideas. 

 

gm
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Can anyone help my out? 

 

I've built a NIOS II in a Cyclon FPGA using SOPC and the latest quartus. 

I'm trying to start the IDE and create a software projecy. 

 

I've tried both the New Project wizard and New C/C++ Wizard. 

Both give me the same error message 

 

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Invalid project description. 

 

D:/Alarmco/2004/PermaPlay/FPGA/Cyclone/V2V00-17/software/dhrystone_0_syslib and D:/Alarmco/2004/PermaPlay/FPGA/Cyclone/V2V00-17/software overlap. 

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I've tried all the different types of projects and all give the same error message. 

I can find the ptf file and the proper cpu in that file. 

 

I'm dead in the water. 

 

Help [a not so happy simely face goes here!!!] 

 

george
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Well I've solved this one. 

 

tns1 was correct it's all a mystery on projects and applications with no good explaination. 

 

The Navigator Pane has Navigator and Projects Tabs. 

Selecting the projects tab let me see the projects I had created as I was experimenting with the IDE. 

Deleting those projects and starting freas solved my error messages. 

 

MORE DOCUMENTATION IS NEEDED. 

 

Thanks 

George
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