AR# 1525: Foundation Install: Hangs or give Fatal Exception while "Attaching Libraries"
Foundation Install: Hangs or give Fatal Exception while "Attaching Libraries"
General Description: When installing the Foundation software, the install program either hangs or gives a Fatal Exception error during the "Attaching Libraries" stage.
One possible cause is that the date is set incorrectly in the CMOS settings.
You can check the CMOS date by opening a DOS sessiong and typing 'date'. If the date is incorrect, then the following steps will remedy the problem (these instruction assume that you want to install the software to C:\ACTIVE):
1) Delete the C:\ACTIVE directory. 2) Delete the WBT*, BTI.INI, SUSIE.INI, BTRIEVE.TRN files from the Windows directory. 3) Set the correct date in your CMOS setup, and also correct the date in Windows (via. Control Panel). You can enter the CMOS setup during the bootup of your PC: it will tell you what key to press to enter setup, or check your PC manual. 4) Reinstall Foundation using the Custom option and install without libraries. 5) Manually copy over the libraries you want from the ACTIVE\SYSLIB directory on the CD to C:\ACTIVE\SYSLIB. All libraries ending with 'U' are the Xilinx Unified libraries. Do not copy the other libraries unless you require support for old (pre-XACT5) designs. 6) Open the Foundation Project Manager and select Applications -> Library Manager. 7) In the Library Manager, select Library -> Attach. 8) Select the C:\ACTIVE\SYSLIB directory. 9) Select all of the libraries in the directory and click Attach.