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MicroSemi Libero Software Installation Problems

Started by rickman November 15, 2016
I have version 11.6 running on my laptop with Windows 8.  For a workshop 
tomorrow I need to update to version 11.7 service pack 2.  I downloaded 
the software and started to install it, but I can't get past the initial 
directory creation.  It actually makes the directory just fine, but the 
tool then complains this is not a valid directory.

I've tried using different locations and changed the directory name to 
remove any special characters with no success.

Any ideas?

-- 

Rick C
On Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:14:20 -0500, rickman wrote:

> I have version 11.6 running on my laptop with Windows 8. For a workshop > tomorrow I need to update to version 11.7 service pack 2. I downloaded > the software and started to install it, but I can't get past the initial > directory creation. It actually makes the directory just fine, but the > tool then complains this is not a valid directory. > > I've tried using different locations and changed the directory name to > remove any special characters with no success. > > Any ideas?
Dunno Windows much -- are you logged in as an administrator? Can't help you much more than that: my IT brain is at choir practice right now. -- Tim Wescott Control systems, embedded software and circuit design I'm looking for work! See my website if you're interested http://www.wescottdesign.com
Tim Wescott <tim@seemywebsite.com> Wrote in message:
> On Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:14:20 -0500, rickman wrote: > >> I have version 11.6 running on my laptop with Windows 8. For a workshop >> tomorrow I need to update to version 11.7 service pack 2. I downloaded >> the software and started to install it, but I can't get past the initial >> directory creation. It actually makes the directory just fine, but the >> tool then complains this is not a valid directory. >> >> I've tried using different locations and changed the directory name to >> remove any special characters with no success. >> >> Any ideas? > > Dunno Windows much -- are you logged in as an administrator? Can't help > you much more than that: my IT brain is at choir practice right now. > > -- > Tim Wescott > Control systems, embedded software and circuit design > I'm looking for work! See my website if you're interested > http://www.wescottdesign.com >
#1 son says you can right-click an executable, get a menu, and run as administrator, but had nothing else in the way of stunning cleverness. -- www.wescottdesign.com
On 11/15/2016 1:30 AM, Tim Wescott wrote:
> Tim Wescott <tim@seemywebsite.com> Wrote in message: >> On Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:14:20 -0500, rickman wrote: >> >>> I have version 11.6 running on my laptop with Windows 8. For a workshop >>> tomorrow I need to update to version 11.7 service pack 2. I downloaded >>> the software and started to install it, but I can't get past the initial >>> directory creation. It actually makes the directory just fine, but the >>> tool then complains this is not a valid directory. >>> >>> I've tried using different locations and changed the directory name to >>> remove any special characters with no success. >>> >>> Any ideas? >> >> Dunno Windows much -- are you logged in as an administrator? Can't help >> you much more than that: my IT brain is at choir practice right now. >> >> -- >> Tim Wescott >> Control systems, embedded software and circuit design >> I'm looking for work! See my website if you're interested >> http://www.wescottdesign.com >> > > #1 son says you can right-click an executable, get a menu, and run > as administrator, but had nothing else in the way of stunning > cleverness.
I found the problem. I was trying to install the service pack only. I thought the file was 11.7 *with* the service pack. It's all working now. -- Rick C
On Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:04:00 -0500, rickman wrote:

> On 11/15/2016 1:30 AM, Tim Wescott wrote: >> Tim Wescott <tim@seemywebsite.com> Wrote in message: >>> On Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:14:20 -0500, rickman wrote: >>> >>>> I have version 11.6 running on my laptop with Windows 8. For a >>>> workshop tomorrow I need to update to version 11.7 service pack 2. I >>>> downloaded the software and started to install it, but I can't get >>>> past the initial directory creation. It actually makes the directory >>>> just fine, but the tool then complains this is not a valid directory. >>>> >>>> I've tried using different locations and changed the directory name >>>> to remove any special characters with no success. >>>> >>>> Any ideas? >>> >>> Dunno Windows much -- are you logged in as an administrator? Can't >>> help you much more than that: my IT brain is at choir practice right >>> now. >>> >>> -- >>> Tim Wescott Control systems, embedded software and circuit design I'm >>> looking for work! See my website if you're interested >>> http://www.wescottdesign.com >>> >>> >> #1 son says you can right-click an executable, get a menu, and run >> as administrator, but had nothing else in the way of stunning >> cleverness. > > I found the problem. I was trying to install the service pack only. I > thought the file was 11.7 *with* the service pack. It's all working > now.
Cool. I hope the workshop goes well! -- Tim Wescott Control systems, embedded software and circuit design I'm looking for work! See my website if you're interested http://www.wescottdesign.com
On 11/15/2016 11:52 AM, Tim Wescott wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:04:00 -0500, rickman wrote: > >> On 11/15/2016 1:30 AM, Tim Wescott wrote: >>> Tim Wescott <tim@seemywebsite.com> Wrote in message: >>>> On Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:14:20 -0500, rickman wrote: >>>> >>>>> I have version 11.6 running on my laptop with Windows 8. For a >>>>> workshop tomorrow I need to update to version 11.7 service pack 2. I >>>>> downloaded the software and started to install it, but I can't get >>>>> past the initial directory creation. It actually makes the directory >>>>> just fine, but the tool then complains this is not a valid directory. >>>>> >>>>> I've tried using different locations and changed the directory name >>>>> to remove any special characters with no success. >>>>> >>>>> Any ideas? >>>> >>>> Dunno Windows much -- are you logged in as an administrator? Can't >>>> help you much more than that: my IT brain is at choir practice right >>>> now. >>>> >>>> -- >>>> Tim Wescott Control systems, embedded software and circuit design I'm >>>> looking for work! See my website if you're interested >>>> http://www.wescottdesign.com >>>> >>>> >>> #1 son says you can right-click an executable, get a menu, and run >>> as administrator, but had nothing else in the way of stunning >>> cleverness. >> >> I found the problem. I was trying to install the service pack only. I >> thought the file was 11.7 *with* the service pack. It's all working >> now. > > Cool. I hope the workshop goes well!
Yes, it was one of the better workshops I've attended. They used a board with the Igloo2 on it and I wanted one with the SmartFusion2. I'm told I just need to get in touch with the Microsemi guy who left a bit early and I can get one. I just had a beer with a few of the guys and they are a pretty nice crowd. -- Rick C
onsdag 16. november 2016 00.39.26 UTC+1 skrev rickman f&oslash;lgende:

> Yes, it was one of the better workshops I've attended. They used a > board with the Igloo2 on it and I wanted one with the SmartFusion2. I'm > told I just need to get in touch with the Microsemi guy who left a bit > early and I can get one.
Was it Peter Trott giving the workshop, or are you in the US? I have created a product with sf2 and it is a very plesant chip to work with.
> > I just had a beer with a few of the guys and they are a pretty nice crowd. >
You have to wait until you start submitting support cases until you jugde the crowd. I have never had any problems talking sensible to the guys at the microsemi stand at exhibitions, but support come out of india, and that may be a bit tedious. -- Svenn
On 11/16/2016 5:07 AM, Svenn Are Bjerkem wrote:
> onsdag 16. november 2016 00.39.26 UTC+1 skrev rickman f&oslash;lgende: > >> Yes, it was one of the better workshops I've attended. They used a >> board with the Igloo2 on it and I wanted one with the >> SmartFusion2. I'm told I just need to get in touch with the >> Microsemi guy who left a bit early and I can get one. > > Was it Peter Trott giving the workshop, or are you in the US? > > I have created a product with sf2 and it is a very plesant chip to > work with.
US. I have their cards, but I am terrible at remembering names. I don't recall a Peter Trott though. Mostly it was Future guys, the disti who sponsored the event. Brett Clark and Norm Palmer were two of the Microsemi guys. The presenter was... sorry, just can't remember. The reason why I went was because I have a SF2 board from Avnet which has some nice peripherals. But the documentation is not so good and there isn't much software other than the couple of exercises. I found out this is because Avnet is no longer a Microsemi disti. I've asked for a SF2 version of the board used in the workshop. The one they supplied was just an Igloo2 and not the SF2.
>> I just had a beer with a few of the guys and they are a pretty nice >> crowd. >> > > You have to wait until you start submitting support cases until you > jugde the crowd. I have never had any problems talking sensible to > the guys at the microsemi stand at exhibitions, but support come out > of india, and that may be a bit tedious.
Yeah, I got lots of that with Lattice. I'd ask for information and they would run me around rather than try to come up with an answer. The local FAE is the guy who gives me useful support. One answer I got allowed me to save around $2000 on the last build. -- Rick C