Hi, I have an old Altera DE2 board with a Cyclone 2 FPGA, and I'm trying to program it from an Ubuntu 20.04 virtual environment. So far I've been able to download and install the last version of Quartus 2 that supports Cyclone 2, and compile a basic NAND gate. But the compilation fails to generate an output file, and gives me this failure message:"Warning (292011): Can't generate programming files because you are currently using the Quartus II software in Evaluation Mode"So I obtained a license for the software from here: -q2web.htmlI then attempted to install the license, but got the result shown in the attached screenshot. The licensing software doesn't know what to do with the file I give it.Any suggestions on what I can try from here? Thank you.
Intel provides 30 days Evaluation period for Intel Quartus (Subscription edition, Std & Pro edition ) tool, Intel IPs & other licensed product etc. for the customers to make use of generated time_limited programming files after this evaluation period customers need to purchase the license where Quartus web edition & Lite edition are free.
In your case, you are intended to use free version of the quartus & for that I would suggest, please list the Intel Kits or Boards available in school for you & accordingly download & install any latest Quartus Web or Lite edition suitable for your use from link below,
Vicki, I have no update. The software will still expire tomorrow. No, I cannot buy it. I am college student who needs it to complete the one digital applications class that I am in, so I am not going to drop a couple thousand dollars on it. My professor tells me the school buys a group of education licenses for the school computers, and that students have always been able to download an old version (13.0 in my case) and it would run for the whole semester, and he has never heard of it expiring before. The version I download even has "Free" as part of its name.
Just FYI, so you can better help customers in the future, re-downloading and re-installing (which requires un-installing first, and adds up to over 4 hours!) is a waste of time. I had already done it once before contacting you (from the exact place your suggested link sent me), and did it one more time while waiting for a response and it helped nothing - the "stop working date" remained. How I did fix it was by filling out a request for a new license file (Tools--> License Setup if I remember correctly) and putting that new license file into place. At first I didn't think it had worked because it keeping counting down the days even with a new license file (and yes, several software launches and computer reboots) , but on what should have been the last day, I launched the software and it didn't complain, and it has been running ever since. I don't know how long I have this time but if I make it through the semester, I will be glad. 2b1af7f3a8