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Install files using Windows Sequence

Postby Lou_Reed » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:30 pm

I am trying go install the files on my micro-sd card. I am using Windows so that is the sequence in which I am operating.

I also know linux, but currently do not have a linux computer at home.

There seesm some discrepancy on these two methods.

The Windows instructions say to unzip the file <release-name>.img.gz.

Then use Win32 disk image to burn it into the micro-sd card. But is says nothing about putting that file into the BOOT directory which the linux install says to do.

It also says to drag and drop the uImage, devicetree.dtb and parallella*.bin files to the BOOT of the micro-sd device. I can do that, but where do the files uImage, devicetree.dtb come from? I did not download them. Also. I have to create the BOOT diectory?

The file parallella.bin is already named parallellla.bit.bin. So it does not have to be renamed.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Install files using Windows Sequence

Postby 9600 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:15 pm

Lou_Reed wrote:It also says to drag and drop the uImage, devicetree.dtb and parallella*.bin files to the BOOT of the micro-sd device. I can do that, but where do the files uImage, devicetree.dtb come from? I did not download them. Also. I have to create the BOOT diectory?


See steps 2 and 3 of the Download Binaries section in the instructions. The kernel tgz file should be extracted to uImage and devicetree.dtb.

BOOT is a volume/filesystem and not a directory. This will be created on the SD card when you write the image out with Win32 Disk Imager, although you may have to remove the SD card and re-insert it, before it appears.

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Re: Install files using Windows Sequence

Postby Len » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:24 pm

You need to change the kernel-hdmi-default.gz file to kernel-hdmi-default.tgz then when you extract the files, uImage and devicetree.dtb will be there and you can copy them to the boot folder. I had the same problem when I ran extract against the kernel-hdmi-default.gz file (it did not create the two files) and the answer is buried in the comments under the "Creating a Parallella SD card write up.
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Re: Install files using Windows Sequence

Postby blackbee045 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:37 am

It also says to drag and drop the uImage, devicetree.dtb and parallella*.bin files to the BOOT of the micro-sd device. I can do that, but where do the files uImage, devicetree.dtb come from? I did not download them.
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Re: Install files using Windows Sequence

Postby Claggy » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:06 pm

blackbee045 wrote:It also says to drag and drop the uImage, devicetree.dtb and parallella*.bin files to the BOOT of the micro-sd device. I can do that, but where do the files uImage, devicetree.dtb come from? I did not download them.

As well as the Ubuntu Linux distribution, and the Parallella FPGA suitable for your Parallella, you also need to download the the Parallella Linux kernel,
you then need to extract it, on Windows I found I had to do two extractions to get to uImage and devicetree.dtb

That isn't mentioned in the 'Windows Installation Instructions':

http://www.parallella.org/create-sdcard/

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