Installation Requirements - 2020.2 English

PetaLinux Tools Documentation Reference Guide (UG1144)

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2020.2 English

The PetaLinux tools installation requirements are:

  • Minimum workstation requirements:
    • 8 GB RAM (recommended minimum for Xilinx® tools)
    • 2 GHz CPU clock or equivalent (minimum of eight cores)
    • 100 GB free HDD space
    • Supported OS:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Workstation/Server 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8 (64-bit)
      • CentOS Workstation/Server 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8 (64-bit)
      • Ubuntu Linux Workstation/Server 16.04.5, 16.04.6, 18.04.1, 18.04.2, 18.04.3, 18.04.4 (64-bit)
  • You need to have root access to install the required packages mentioned in the release notes. The PetaLinux tools need to be installed as a non-root user.
  • PetaLinux requires a number of standard development tools and libraries to be installed on your Linux host workstation. Install the libraries and tools listed in the release notes on the host Linux.
  • PetaLinux tools require that your host system /bin/sh is 'bash'. If you are using Ubuntu distribution and your /bin/sh is 'dash', consult your system administrator to change your default system shell /bin/sh with the sudo dpkg-reconfigure dash command.
Note: For package versions, refer to the PetaLinux 2020.2 Release Notes and Master Answer Record: 73296.
Consult your system administrator if you are not sure about the correct procedures for host system package management.
Important: PetaLinux 2020.2 works only with hardware designs exported from Vivado® Design Suite 2020.2.