02-11-2019 11:58 AM
I'm trying to use ISE 14.7 under Windows 10 home edition on an Asus laptop to use with the SPARTAN-6 FPGA. I've downloaded Xilinx_ISE_S6_Win10_14.7_ISE_VMs_0206_1.zip from the downloads website, which should do the job. I've checked the hashes, so the file downloaded correctly.
Unfortunately when I unzip it and run xsetup.exe as admin, a box with "ISE design suite" appears, but the installation wizzard fails to launch.
I had Virtualbox 5.2.X installed, which I thought could be the problem, but upgrading to Virtualbox 6.0.4 didn't solve the issue. I also checked that I have Virtualization turned on and that my ExecutionPolicy is set correctly, as recommended.
Additionally I've tried downloading the 2013 version of ISE 14.7 as recommended here. The installation of this worked and everything seemed fine, the only strange thing is it requested to use my Matlab installation, which I refused. When I try to run ISE using the installed desktop shortcut, nothing happens. Turning the antivirus off makes no difference.
I haven't tried the workaround yet, as I seem to be facing different issues.
I'm at my wit's end. Is there anything I can do to make this work?
02-12-2019 02:45 AM
Can you confirm what exact Update is this Windows 10 OS? you can run winver command and get that information.
The version of Oracle VirtualBox officially supported by Xilinx is 5.0.28, so having 5.2x or Virtualbox 6.0.4 should be fine in this case.
Have you tried installing this in the Batch Mode Installation Flow? Do you see the same behaviour, installing this in non-GUI mode
You have also stated this:
Additionally I've tried downloading the 2013 version of ISE 14.7 as recommended here.
Can you clarify what you mean by 2013 version of ISE 14.7?
When you run xsetup.exe as an admin, do you see a window that asks permissions to make changes to this computer or that pop up GUI doesn't even seen in you case?
Also, please double check the Chapter 6 "ISE Virtual Machine Configuration" and make sure your ISE Virtual Machine is setup correctly etc.: https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_7/ug1227-spartan6-vm-windows10.pdf
If you have any questions for me, please let me know.
02-13-2019 02:02 PM
I'm running windows version 1803. I'm not sure what the batch install flow means, or non-gui mode, is this described somewhere?
By the 2013 version, I meant ISE 14.7 off the DVD download link mentioned, i referred to it this way because it seems to be a native install (compared to what would seem is an otherwise virtualbox install) and most of the setup files were dated back to 2013. As mentioned, this did not work.
If I were to try to install ISE 14.7 that I got from the Downloads section of the ISE website, it correctly asks for admin, but then only an image pops up and disappears and nothing happens (no installation wizzard GUI) - I didn't see any errors in the system logs, so there doesn't seem to be anything major going wrong, but I don't know how to see any debug of why it failed to install.
Unfortunately I can't check the Linux VM configuration because I don't have any way to see the VM in virtualbox.
As I see it, I have 3 options:
1. Get the 2013 version working
2. Find a way to install the windows 10 VM version
3. Install ISE 14.7 on the windows subsystem for linux (WSL) and figure out the drivers.
4. Use a Lubuntu VM in Virtualbox or VMWare and install ISE natively on Linux in a VM.
What would you recommend?
02-14-2019 04:04 AM
Batch mode installation (page 15) and other information related to installing ISE Spartan®-6 Virtual Machine (VM) for Windows 10 is provided in here:
See the all of the requirements and if these requirements can't be met, then you'd need to install full ISE 14.7.
For you to be able to install ISE 14.7 (Full) on your Win 10 OS, would it not be possible for you to install a VM machine of e.g. Win7 OS on this Win10 PC and use this then to install ISE 14.7 on it?
02-18-2019 04:14 AM
I've ended up exporting the Xilinx ISE 14.7 VM off of a machine where the installation was successful and imported it into the the Virtualbox on my computer. I'm currently still testing if all the features work correctly on this exported VM, but I don't see why they would not.
If you could provide a download for the virtualbox .ova file for other users when the installation fails. This would provide very helpful for any other users in the same situation as me.