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Altera-SOPC Handling

Altera_Forum
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Hi all, 

 

I am new at the Software, and would be very grateful for some help. 

When I try to generate a Code with the SOPC-Generator (Chip : NIOS2, Memory, Jtag-UART) an Error occurs. 

 

LOGFilemessage: 

Altera SOPC Builder Version 4.10 Build 181 

Copyright © 1999-2004 Altera Corporation. All rights reserved.# 2004.09.24 11:00:59 (*) mk_custom_sdk starting# 2004.09.24 11:00:59 (*) Reading project C:/test/NIOS/templates_microtronix/all_on_chip_32/nios_32.ptf.# 2004.09.24 11:00:59 (*) Finding all CPUs# 2004.09.24 11:00:59 (*) Finding all available components 

no install.ptf file found at c:/altera/quartus41/sopc_builder/bin/europa/europa_utils.pm line 1700. 

Error in processing. System NOT successfully generated. 

 

 

tried to reinstall the whole software, but it still doesn't work. 

I am using a full license of Quartus2, evalversion of NIOS2 IDE and the StratixDevelopboard A6009 from Microtronix. 

Has anyone a clue how I got this thing working? 

 

Thank you very much!!
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Altera_Forum
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hi, the install.ptf file is typically located in: 

 

c:\documents and settings\<username>\.sopc_builder 

 

I&#39;ve noticed a similar problem once or twice but it always seems to resolve itself after re-booting the PC. I believe that the problem occurred after installing the USB-blaster driver for the first time. 

 

You&#39;ll probably have to contact Altera tech support about this because I&#39;m reasonably certain that there isn&#39;t anything in the Stratix Development Kit that would affect the ability to find the install.ptf file. 

 

If you have a reason to believe otherwise, please let me know.
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Altera_Forum
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That sounds like the problem I ran into as well. I found out the cause for me was the lack of page space (virtual memory) on my computer. Instead of windows expanding the v-ram the build would just end. 

 

The system I was using had 384kB of RAM and hardly any page space (was trying to make the system faster keeping more in physical RAM). 

 

If you have a similar setup try increasing the V-ram that the system uses and that&#39;ll probably fix your problem. 

 

Good-luck
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Altera_Forum
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Ok, 

 

I copied the install.pft to the default folder and resized the VMemory,  

and 

it works!!! http://forum.niosforum.com/work2/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif  

 

Thank you very much!!!
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