Intel Software: Quartus Prime Pro, Quartus Prime Standard

Type: Answers

Area: Tools

Last Modified: June 10, 2019
Version Found: v19.2
Bug ID: 1409328433;1409328636

How do I install the Windows* Subsystem for Linux* (WSL) on Windows?


Starting with the Nios® II EDS in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software version 19.2 and Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition software version 19.1, the Cygwin component in the Windows* version of Nios II EDS has been removed and replaced with WSL.


The procedure for installing WSL is:


  1. Follow standard instructions from Microsoft® to install Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS for WSL. Refer to The recommended OS would be Windows* 10 build version 16215.0 or higher.
  2. After the installation is successful, launch the Ubuntu 18.04 app.
  3. Install the additional distro packages that are required for Nios® II EDS using the following commands:

 a. sudo apt install wsl

 b. sudo apt install dos2unix

 c. sudo apt install make



  1.  For Nios II Command Shell, launch the Windows executables of the command line tools by adding ".exe" (for example eclipse-nios2.exe or jtagconfig.exe). 
  2. Nios II BSP and application projects from previous Intel Quartus Prime release are not compatible with WSL solution. You are required to regenerate your projects.

Known issue: wslpath: <Nios® II EDS installation directory or Nios II project directory> No such file or directory