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Uboot + Stratix EP1S40 + nios2

I am trying to download the u-boot.bin file that I created using debian linux with gnu cross-compiler for uclinux. 

 

I am using nios-II command line utility program that comes with altera NIOS-II IDE ...which I downloaded from their website. 

 

After running this command " bin2flash --input=u-boot.bin --output=u-boot.flash --base=0x00000000 --flash=U5 --location=0x0 

 

I got a file "u-boot.flash" 

 

when I was trying to run "nios2-flash-programmer --base=0x00000000 --input=u-boot.flash --sof=standard.sof --verbose  

 

NOTE:---- The "standard.sof" file came with altera's software for "niosII_stratix_1s40" board. 

 

I got an error....which is copied below: 

 

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Errors 

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Aug 2, 2005 9:53:16 PM - (FINE) nios2-flash-programmer: nios2-flash-programmer starting 

Aug 2, 2005 9:53:16 PM - (INFO) nios2-flash-programmer: args = --base=0x00000000 

--input=u-boot.flash --sof=standard.sof --verbose 

Aug 2, 2005 9:53:16 PM - (INFO) nios2-flash-programmer: Attempting to read input-data from u-boot.flash 

Aug 2, 2005 9:53:17 PM - (INFO) nios2-flash-programmer: Launching Quartus Programmer to download:standard.sof 

Aug 2, 2005 9:53:17 PM - (FINE) nios2-flash-programmer: Quartus Pgm launched 

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

Info: Running Quartus II Programmer 

Info: Command: quartus_pgm --no_banner --mode=jtag --operation=p;standard.sof 

Info: Using programming cable "ByteBlasterII [LPT1]" 

Info: Started Programmer operation at Tue Aug 02 21:53:23 2005 

Info: Configuring device index 1 

Info: Device 1 contains JTAG ID code 0x020050DD 

Info: Configuration succeeded -- 1 device(s) configured 

Info: Successfully performed operation(s) 

Info: Ended Programmer operation at Tue Aug 02 21:54:06 2005 

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

Info: Processing ended: Tue Aug 02 21:54:06 2005 

Info: Elapsed time: 00:00:47 

Aug 2, 2005 9:54:06 PM - (FINE) nios2-flash-programmer: SOF programming done. ex 

it code = 0x0000 

Connecting with target design 

Attempting to resynch with target 

Send (64) failed. 

Unable to synchronize with target. 

Aug 2, 2005 9:54:26 PM - (SEVERE) nios2-flash-programmer: Error opening target hardware 

Aug 2, 2005 9:54:26 PM - (SEVERE) nios2-flash-programmer: 

In order to program flash, you must first create a purpose-built 

flash-programming design (i.e. FPGA configuration) and associate it with 

your particular board. The Nios development kit is delivered with purpose-bui 

lt flash-programming designs pre-built for several development boards. If you wi 

sh to program flash on your own board, you must first create a flash-programming 

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End 

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Anyone has an idea what's going on.??
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Re: Uboot + Stratix EP1S40 + nios2

Hi haq, 

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when I was trying to run "nios2-flash-programmer --base=0x00000000 --input=u-boot.flash --sof=standard.sof --verbose 

 

NOTE:---- The "standard.sof" file came with altera&#39;s software for "niosII_stratix_1s40" board.[/b] 

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I believe the standard.sof file is just a II/s example design -- not a flash programmer design. 

Try using the the file altera_nios_dev_board_stratix_1s40.sof from the directory 

altera/kits/nios2/components/altera_nios_dev_board_stratix_1s40/system 

 

I&#39;m assuming you&#39;re using the 1s40 development kit of course ;-) 

 

Regards, 

--Scott
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Re: Uboot + Stratix EP1S40 + nios2

hi scott, 

 

i want to flash a EP1S25 board. 

Any idea where i can start to write the programming file because there isnt any support for this on NIOSII IDE. 

 

Thanks
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Re: Uboot + Stratix EP1S40 + nios2

I think you are looking for mk_target_board.

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Re: Uboot + Stratix EP1S40 + nios2

Hi Toysoldier, 

 

Markus is correct, you need to use mk_target_board 

 

You should read Chapter 2 in "Nios II Flash Programmer User Guide" -- it is a 

very useful doc :-) 

 

http://www.altera.com/literature/ug/ug_nio..._programmer.pdf (http://www.altera.com/literature/ug/ug_nios2_flash_programmer.pdf

 

Regards, 

--Scott
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