To get started with BORA, you first need to download your toolchain. (http://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.html/content/xilinx/en/downloadNav/design-tools/v10_1.html Or get it from the DVD).
There’s a very helpful tip included on the DVD:
Run the file: ise-webpack-10.1\bin\nt\setup.exe for Windows. The base file ise-webpack-10.1\setup.exe doesn’t seem to work on Windows 7, although may on other platforms (XP).
(This is definitely a Readme file you want to read. All the tips are good.)
They also include a working Webpack Code, in case you are too lazy to register yourself.
Anyways, run the installation. You can safely exlude a few things. (Why do such things always take 5 GB? Code Composer does the same..)
I won’t walk you through to clicking “Next”, but I’ll strongly urge you to use the default paths. No, don’t change C:\ to E:\. This program is.. (insert your favourite expletive here..)
So, my installer crashed. At 99%. All the time.
So I am brave, and am just using
Next, you’ll have to install the drivers.
Follow the instructions here:
But then, you’ll reach the “unsigned” driver issue with 64 bit Windows. There are multiple ways to boot without driver verification (which is a common problem, just google): http://www.raymond.cc/blog/loading-unsigned-drivers-in-windows-7-and-vista-64-bit-x64/ But their best idea is to verify the driver yourself. 🙂
I’ve followed the link to “Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider”: http://www.raymond.cc/blog/download/?did=73
I’ve found a description of this on some forum, too,
Just look at your paths (device manager) to get your files:
Then start that DSEO program in admin mode, start “Test mode”, and after that “Sign Single Files”.
(Detailed instructions: http://www.ngohq.com/?page=dseo)
You’ll get a new, pretty watermark on your desktop.
If you want to remove it, go ahead: http://www.mydigitallife.info/remove-watermark-32-bit-and-64-bit-universal-patch-free-download-for-windows-7-vista-and-server-2008/
I recommend against it, because it is there for a reason.
Plug in your BORA.
Go to the device manager.
There you are. You’re golden.