Unable to program FPGA on Duo


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Papilio Duo. Have Windows 10, for which the only ISE available is a virtual machine that runs on Oracle VM. I can run designLab on Win 10 and it will load AVR programs, but not FPGA. I cannot figure out how ISE on the VM  would communicate with the DesignLab on Win 10.

I have tried that VM, and cannot seem to get it to talk to the host machine USB interface. (some kind of libftdi problem)

Can run DesignLab on Win 10 - but it won't load to  the FPGA/ZPUino.

Ran Windows 7 as a VM - it also will not talk to the USB-just hangs during upload.

Has anyone found a combination that works for Windows 10, and allows FPGA to be loaded, (even just the Duo Quickstart example)?

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No need to use the Oracle VM to run ISE on Win10, just follow these steps:

1) Install ISE14.7 for Windows (Embedded Edition) on your Win10 computer
2) Go to C:\Xilinx\14.7\ISE_DS\ISE\lib\nt64 (assuming 64-bit Win10) and rename libPortability.dll to libPortability_orig.dll
3) Make a copy of libPortabilityNOSH.dll and rename it libPortability.dll
4) Go to C:\Xilinx\14.7\ISE_DS\EDK\lib\nt64 and rename libPortability.dll to libPortability_orig.dll
5) Copy libPortability.dll from C:\Xilinx\14.7\ISE_DS\ISE\lib\nt64 to C:\Xilinx\14.7\ISE_DS\EDK\lib\nt64
6) Run ISE and install your license file etc.

You should now have a working version of ISE on your Win10 computer.


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