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AR# 38209

12.3 EDK - Failed to load XMD option file: etc/xmd_microblaze_0.opt


I am trying to download my bitstream with XMD. When I bring up XMD from the GUI I get this error.

Error:ERROR:EDK:1304 - Failed to load XMD option file: etc/xmd_microblaze_0.opt

If I have the bitstream loaded in the FPGA then I do not get this error.


We are currently looking into this issue.


1) Use SDK to download your bitfile
2) Create dummy bitstream to download, so XMD can connect to the board
3) Use iMPACT to download your bitfile

AR# 38209
Date Created 09/24/2010
Last Updated 05/19/2012
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • EDK - 12.3