Altera Quartus Programmer: Kernel mode driver not installed

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  1. mdmx

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    I'd like to upgrade the fw of my MD Everdrive cart to the latest version. I have an Altera ByteBlasterMV cable (Parallel version) and the JTAG connector.

    Unfortunately I cannot set up the cable because the Programmer always says 'Kernel mode driver not installed'

    I followed the instructions in the ByteBlaster manual:
    http://www.altera.com/literature/ug/ug_bbmv.pdf

    - installed the Quartus II Programmer
    - started the BBLPT utility -> bblpt /i

    I also tried to manually install the driver as described on page 12, but that didn't solve the problem

    Does somebody know how to solve that kernel driver error :shrug:
     
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  2. KRIKzz

    KRIKzz Well Known Member

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    i never use byteblaster under linux, so can't help here. just want to notice that byteblaster should be connected to cart, cart should be plug in console, console power should be on
     
  3. mdmx

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    I have Windows XP, btw.
     
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    ackmed <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    I had the same problem. I dicked around with it for a week+ doing what they and google suggested. I got lazy and purchased the USB version for $20 on ebay, which worked first try.

    -ack
     
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    I use "Mini Altera FPGA CPLD USB Blaster" + "Quartus II 9.1sp2 Web Edition"
     
  6. KRIKzz

    KRIKzz Well Known Member

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    try use Quartus II web edition instead of Quartus II Programmer. once i have tryed to use stay alone programmer tool without success
     
  7. marshallh

    marshallh N64 Coder

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    Get 9.1sp2, , the newer versions are packed full of bugs and they moved to a shitty UI system (Qt)
     
  8. mdmx

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    could you post a link, please? I'd prefer the usb version aswell.
     
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