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Trouble installing Quartus II version 11.1 on Linux

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Hi, please forgive if this is posted in the wrong place. 


I would like to learn about FPGA's and I'm trying to get started with an older version of Quartus II so I can program a Cyclone II board.  


I've downloaded the Quartus II software. I actually downloaded it twice when it wouldn't install the first time, but I got the exact same error the second time. 


I've just checked the MD5: ae6bee1b949fbbc78ae11ce43351bb86 checksum number and it agrees perfectly.  


When I try to install it I get the following error: 


./setup: 1: ./setup: Syntax error: "&" unexpected  


And it stops the install.  


I don't know what else to do. I've already downloaded it a second time and that didn't help.  


Is there a syntax error in the original file? Or is the problem at my end somehow? 


I downloaded Quartus II version (


Should I try sp1 instead? 


From what I understand I need to use version 11.1 to program the Cyclone II board that I have.  


Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.  


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