Instructions from the SoC Getting Started Guide

    All directions are for use in the PC Windows system
  1. Note: Optional!  For those who wish to install on Linux, follow this link for the download. Caution: Not necessary a smooth ride!   Optional
    Quartus II Web Edition, select the Linux "radio button"

    Also, I found this particular article to be a very helpful reference to Centos-related issues
    Also, for reference, you may wish to write down the kernel file name

    Section 2.2

    Altera Web Site for Quartus Version 13.1

    You must download the Quartus II Software (includes Nios II EDS) and Cyclone V device support (includes all variations).

    On 64-bit operating systems you must install 32-bit compatibility libraries before installing the Quartus II software.

    After the file is downloaded on the computer, select the *.exe file, and install the software. All of the defaults are to be used. Note: Select Components

    After Quartus is installed, I suggest downloading and installing the updates

    Linux: untar the package with:

    # tar xvf Quartus-web-13.1.0.162-linux.tar

    After downloading the Update, change the permissions chmod 0777 QuartusSetup-13.1.4.182.run and install with ./QuartusSetup-13.1.4.182.run

    #./setup.sh

    I suggest installing into the directory /opt/altera/13.1
    If you use the default of root you cannot easily run as a user (better practice than running as root!

    Note: all "missing" 32-bit libraries must be installed before the setup.sh script will actually finish

    for each "error" find what package provides that library with: yum whatprovides "library", then load the library with yum install "library"

    If you are using Ubuntu, use apt-get install library instead

    For example the first reported "error" was [libraries already installed; I don't have the list]so I used:
    yum install xx

    For a complete list of missing 32 bit libraries click here

  2. For help configuring Linux: Linux DE1 Configuration

    For ubuntu: Ubuntu USB Blaster

  3. Section 2.3

    Altera Web Site for SoC Embedded Design Suite 13.1

    See the detailed directions for installing and configuring the license for the Embedded Design Suite

  4. Section 5.2

    Win32 Disk Imager

    See the detailed directions for installing and configuring the license for the Embedded Design Suite. NOTE: On windows 10, can be searched by "Win32DiskImager" through windows key.

  5. Section 5.3

    Win32 Disk Imager

    See the detailed directions for setting up UART terminal; NOTE: connector on the De1-SoC is the micro USB connector, J4.

    Section 5.3 Note: As of 15 Dec 2015, the most recent version of the UART driver is V2.12.10

  6. Section 5.4

    Note: Optional Configure Ubuntu MicroSDCard

  7. Section 6.2

    Linux BSP Images

    See the detailed directions for setting up UART terminal; NOTE: connector on the De1-SoC is the micro USB connector, J4.

Instructions from the SoC Control Panel

  1. Section 2.2

    VMWare Workstation

    See the detailed directions for installing and configuring VMWare; even though the directions state "VMware Player", the "Workstation" version is better suited for shared directories.

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