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"elftoflash" reporting error while programming the NIOS CPU on Cyclone V device

Hi friends, 

 

I am novice in NOIS II CPU,  

 

I am using an existing example design and trying to learn the NIOS II CPU. After successful generation of the ".elf" file, to flash NIOS II COU on to cyclone V device I am using available GUI flash programmer. 

 

But in the process,flash programmer is reporting error "boot copier file name required", I am not getting where to specify the filename of boot copier. 

 

Console message : 

 

info: jul 18, 2016 12:23:16 pm - (info) elf2flash: args = --input=c:/project/on_going_chapters/ethercat/devboard/new_nios/dbc5_ecat/dbc5cefa7_ethercat/software/nios_v2/nios_v2.elf --output=c:/project/on_going_chapters/ethercat/devboard/new_nios/dbc5_ecat/dbc5cefa7_ethercat/flash/nios_v2_db_epcq_0_data.flash --base=0x2000000 --end=0x4000000 --reset=0x2800000 --verbose 

info: jul 18, 2016 12:23:16 pm - (fine) elf2flash: starting 

info: jul 18, 2016 12:23:16 pm - (severe) elf2flash: boot copier file name required 

info: jul 18, 2016 12:23:16 pm - (severe) elf2flash: error generating flash file, exiting 

error: error code: 5 for command: elf2flash --input="c:/project/on_going_chapters/ethercat/devboard/new_nios/dbc5_ecat/dbc5cefa7_ethercat/software/nios_v2/nios_v2.elf" --output="c:/project/on_going_chapters/ethercat/devboard/new_nios/dbc5_ecat/dbc5cefa7_ethercat/flash/nios_v2_db_epcq_0_data.flash" --base=0x2000000 --end=0x4000000 --reset=0x2800000 --verbose  

 

 

Please help me to resolve the issue. 

 

And also please provide me any user guide reference on NIOS II CPU for understanding the error reported by the tool. 

 

 

Thanks in advance for your valuable time. 

 

Regards 

NRM
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Altera_Forum
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Hi friends, 

 

I am novice in NOIS II CPU,  

 

I am using an existing example design and trying to learn the NIOS II CPU. After successful generation of the ".elf" file, to flash NIOS II COU on to cyclone V device I am using available GUI flash programmer. 

 

But in the process,flash programmer is reporting error "boot copier file name required", I am not getting where to specify the filename of boot copier. 

 

Console message : 

 

info: jul 18, 2016 12:23:16 pm - (info) elf2flash: args = --input=c:/project/on_going_chapters/ethercat/devboard/new_nios/dbc5_ecat/dbc5cefa7_ethercat/software/nios_v2/nios_v2.elf --output=c:/project/on_going_chapters/ethercat/devboard/new_nios/dbc5_ecat/dbc5cefa7_ethercat/flash/nios_v2_db_epcq_0_data.flash --base=0x2000000 --end=0x4000000 --reset=0x2800000 --verbose 

info: jul 18, 2016 12:23:16 pm - (fine) elf2flash: starting 

info: jul 18, 2016 12:23:16 pm - (severe) elf2flash: boot copier file name required 

info: jul 18, 2016 12:23:16 pm - (severe) elf2flash: error generating flash file, exiting 

error: error code: 5 for command: elf2flash --input="c:/project/on_going_chapters/ethercat/devboard/new_nios/dbc5_ecat/dbc5cefa7_ethercat/software/nios_v2/nios_v2.elf" --output="c:/project/on_going_chapters/ethercat/devboard/new_nios/dbc5_ecat/dbc5cefa7_ethercat/flash/nios_v2_db_epcq_0_data.flash" --base=0x2000000 --end=0x4000000 --reset=0x2800000 --verbose  

 

 

Please help me to resolve the issue. 

 

And also please provide me any user guide reference on NIOS II CPU for understanding the error reported by the tool. 

 

 

Thanks in advance for your valuable time. 

 

Regards 

NRM 

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Hi Friends I am able to solve the issue by modifying the settings in BSP editor. 

 

Thanks for your support. 

 

Regards 

NRM
FPadi
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Hi NRM,

 

​I am having the exact same problem. Have been wrestling with it for hours. Can I ask... what did you modify in BSP editor to solve the problem?

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

 

FredP

C-Horse SW.

 

 

 

 

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