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Nios II Linux v1.4 released

Altera_Forum
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Altera_Forum
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What will it take to get a linux version of the uClinux development environment? Be specific, please. Windows with a barely working installation of cygwin is not a viable development environment for linux applications. What will it take, or how much will it cost, for a version of microtronix uClinux that works with the linux tools provided by Altera? 

 

Thanks.
Altera_Forum
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It's been looked at as a potential project here but no commitments as to when or if we'll proceed.

Altera_Forum
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Since we need this project (the cygwin port of the altera tools is so anemic it's frustratingly difficult to get anything real (i.e. pre-packaged open source software) compiled under it; besides which, windows is just not a convenient development platform for linux applications), what can we (SolarTech) do to get this project moving forward?  

 

Thanks,
Altera_Forum
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Development on Linux is not a problem as long as long as you ditch that pesky IDE. Nothing's better than the good old command line. We have a linux 2.6.11 kernel (custom port based on Microtronix 2.6.9) with a lot of open source apps up and running, and all of the development is done on Linux. If you need some tips and hints, please let me know. 

 

Atle N.
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Did you just take the source to the microtronix stuff, pick a target directory to be root, and then start compiling uClibc et al into it? 

 

Are all of the tools easy enough to use that building an image and sending it up the USB byteBlasterII was easy enough? 

 

In short, if you could provide an outline of what it took you (I'm not looking for details -- I'm pretty comfortable reading man pages etc (and besides wouldn't ask you to do the work for me) and also prefer the command line). Something like a mildly detailed overview -- not guidelines to follow, but something that gives a rough idea of the work involved -- would be very kind of you and extremely helpful. 

 

Many thanks,
Altera_Forum
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Clansdown, I've tried to respond to you but I'm getting the mails in return. Something wrong with your address ?

Altera_Forum
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Wierd, I'm very sorry about that. Try sending it to chris@chrislansdown.com -- I have no idea why the email address in this system isn't working, and thank you for your patience.

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Hi clansdown, 

 

if you plan to build your own toolchain for uClinux on Nios2, you should visit marc leeman's webpage (http://scorpius.homelinux.org/~marc/nios2.html). There are lots of information on how to build your toolchain and compile the kernel. 

 

I have followed the instructions, it works great, and I am currently making my own patches and tutorial to explain more completely how it works. 

 

If you are intereseted, I can post it here when I am finished. 

 

Regards 

 

pod
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Hello  

 

Anyone else has been having prblems with the zip file ? 

I've tried to download it several times but winzip always complains it is bad. Winrar can look at it (also complaining about an unexpected end of file), but can't extract. 

 

Is it just us down under or is there anyhing else I need to do ? 

 

Regards 

Nir
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Hey, thanks for the link! And I'll love to hear about other people's experiences, so please do post about it!

Altera_Forum
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By the way, is the source for the uClibc that microtronix distributes available anywhere? I didn't see it in the zip file. 

 

update: nevermind, I'm an idiot. it's in examples/software/linux/uClibc/ 

 

sorry about that.
Altera_Forum
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originally posted by cetic@Aug 24 2005, 10:04 AM 

if you plan to build your own toolchain for uclinux on nios2, you should visit marc leeman's webpage (http://scorpius.homelinux.org/~marc/nios2.html).  

if you are intereseted, i can post it here when i am finished. 

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Well, mail me if you want a binary release, it's basically a tar of the resulting toolchain alien'd with fix-perms (you'll get a deb). 

 

There were quite some changes in buildroot/uclibc and I did not get round to upgrading them again; since our requirements and priorities got changed again :-/ 

 

 

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originally posted by cetic@Aug 24 2005, 10:04 AM 

if you are intereseted, i can post it here when i am finished. 

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That would be really nice that somebody picks up/improves the work; from the reactions I got without advertising it, quite some ppl are waiting for a decent Linux toolchain. 

 

I understand, that from a commercial point of view you might need a Windows release, but I would never resort to that to get an embedded system working: it would be too much of a compromise and from the results I've seens, it rubs of to the quality of the final embedded system.
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Vapier, a developer of busybox/uclibc/buildroot team, has incooporated the patches from marc's into buildroot, http://buildroot.uclibc.org/ (http://buildroot.uclibc.org/

I added some patches and posted a guide on the forum, http://forum.niosforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3174 (http://forum.niosforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3174)  

Best thanks to marc, vapier and all who help to shape out.
Altera_Forum
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originally posted by ken@Jun 28 2005, 08:49 PM 

nios ii linux release topic (http://forum.niosforum.com/forum/index.php?act=st&f=13&t=2006&st=0&#entry7949) 

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hi! 

i&#39;ve just tried to install the downloaded linux. there was an error message: 

"Cygwin extension were not installed properly. 

Please see README for instruction on how to install them manually" 

what does that mean? could not find a hint in README on how to install 

them manually. 

system : XP, quartus v51, nios v51. 

 

kind regards http://forum.niosforum.com/work2/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif
Altera_Forum
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I have the same problem with you... 

And system told me that can&#39;t find "/usr/include" 

 

And will 1.4version be compatible with NiosII IDE5.0,5.1and6.0version? 

 

Anyone help?
Altera_Forum
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originally posted by torsten grevsmuehl+mar 23 2006, 03:46 am--><div class='quotetop'>quote (torsten grevsmuehl @ mar 23 2006, 03:46 am)</div> 

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nios ii linux release topic (http://forum.niosforum.com/forum/index.php?act=st&f=13&t=2006&st=0&#entry7949) 

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hi! 

i&#39;ve just tried to install the downloaded linux. there was an error message: 

"Cygwin extension were not installed properly. 

Please see README for instruction on how to install them manually" 

what does that mean? could not find a hint in README on how to install 

them manually. 

system : XP, quartus v51, nios v51. 

 

kind regards http://forum.niosforum.com/work2/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif  

<div align='right'><{post_snapback}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=13711)</div> 

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I got the sam problem. 

My system: win2000, quartus5.1 nios 5.1 

 

Any one helps? 

 

Regards, 

 

Kwok Wong
Altera_Forum
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TO_BE_DONE

Altera_Forum
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Have the Nios II Linux 1.4 been tested with the Nios II Embedded Design Suite v7.0? 

 

Thanks, 

Olive
Altera_Forum
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Hi, 

 

I am unable to install Nios II Linux getting the error message saying could not find "/usr/include".! 

 

Could anyone suggest me on this??? 

 

 

 

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Altera_Forum
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Did you read this http://www.nioswiki.com/operatingsystems/uclinux (http://www.nioswiki.com/operatingsystems/uclinux) and this http://www.nioswiki.com/installnios2linux (http://www.nioswiki.com/installnios2linux) ? 

 

AFAIK, the only other Nios Linux distributions that currently is supported can be bought from WindRiver. 

 

-Michael
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