Setting Up the COMP2121 AVR Board at Home on a Linux Machine
Just quickly because I need to get back to work, here is how I managed to finally set up a working environment to use the COMP2121 AVR Board at home using linux.
- Installed Sun’s Virtual Box.
- Downloaded and installed Windows 7 Beta (Because its free (as in free beer) and only expires after this course is over)
- Under the network settings for the Windows 7 virtual machine, disabled it from the rest of the world (I don’t need it here, so save my download for better things that Windows updates).
- Install AVR Studio.
- Install a driver (I used this one http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM%202.04.16.exe) from here http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm. Don’t need to worry about trusting anything as this virtual will just be used for the AVR board.
- In the bottom right hand of the virtual box window enable the “FTDI USB <->UNSW uLab” USB device (when its plugged in).
- Run nite.exe with these arguments ” -l com3 -f 4 -t 1 -h X:\AVRProj\”. You may need to check if its com3 or something else in “Device Manager”. Where that last path is the default directory (I set up a shared directory in the VM settings).