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Virtual machine with VMware player

Configuration of virtual machines

Used versions

  • Ubuntu 16.04_64 LTS x86 as guest OS
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB as host OS
  • VMware® player 12.5.8 Build 7098237


  • Download the latest Version of VMware Player on
  • Download an image of Ubuntu Version 16.04

Setting up Ubuntu 16.04 on Vmware Player

  • Launch VMware Player and press 'Create a New Virtual Machine', then select the .iso of Ubuntu 16.04
  • After setting Username and password, select an installation folder for your VM

Make sure to select a location with ample space, you will run out of it quickly!

  • Specify the maximum disk size for your VM. VMware Player recommends 20GB, we recommend more.
  • Before you finish the setup, press 'Customize Hardware' to allocate a custom amount of memory and processor cores to the Virtual Machine

You can edit the hardware settings after the installation.

  • Press finish to install the OS

Configuration of network bridge


  • No configuration necessary
  • Guest is member in the network


  • Guest is registered in the network as a 'normal' host

Configuration of the target

The IP address of the virtual machine must be registered as the server IP in the target.

Configuration of NAT (Network Address Translation)

Access to NFS or TFTP on the virtual machine does not work.


  • Guest is not reachable from the network
  • Guest can access network via NAT


  • Configuration very complicated

Copying of virtual machines

When copying virtual machines, chances are that a new Ethernet device with a new MAC address is created. If the Ethernet device gets a new name (eth2 …), you have to add auto to the name of the interface in the file etc/network/interfaces (e.g., auto eth2). Then the service networking must be restarted (sudo service networking restart). Alternatively, you can edit the file /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and assign the MAC to the eth0 device.

Using the TQ VMware Image

Download VMware Player

You have to register on VMare to download Vmware player. The VM images are created with the version 3.0.0.

Download of the virtual machine

You can find the actual Downloads here.

The file has a size over 1 GB.

Import of the TQ VM Image

You can open the Image with the dialog File > Open a Virtual Machine… after starting the Vmware Player. You have to choose the Vmware vmx file in the directory in which the virtual maschine is extracted.

Start the virtual Machine

For starting the vm click on the button Play virtual machine. The ubuntu linux system is then starting in the actual window.


The Logindatas for the VM are:

  • user: tq
  • Password: password

Ubuntu has no root-user. If commands require root-privilegs you can run it with sudo. For this you need the normal user password.

Features of the vm

The corresponding Cross-Toolchain and frequently used programs for the module are installed on the vm.


The machine contains the actual toolchain for the corresponding platform.

TFTP and NFS server

The VM already contains a TFTP and a NFS server.


As integrated development environment Eclipse indigo has been installed with the C development tool. A starter in the top bar starts eclipse with the right environment variables.


The vm contains no BSP-sources. You have to download them from the download area of the module.


de/vm.txt · Zuletzt geändert: 2018/01/09 08:18 von h_fitze


TQ-Systems GmbH provides the Board Support Packages (BSP) free of charge. The software included in the shipment has been configured individually for the starter kits. The software is only intended to evaluate the module. The use of the Board Support Packages (BSP) is only allowed within the scope of functionality described by TQ-Systems GmbH. TQ-Systems GmbH does not accept any liability for all further changes of the Board Support Package and for any damage resulting from its use.

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