This is my first blog, and I going to explain how I have install the software in my own laptop. I prefer to install all Xilinx tools in a host machine instead of a VM because some time ago I used to install everything in a linux VM (I was a windows user) but I got some unexpected errors related with memory and disk lacks. I moved to a linux host machine and the Xilinx tools worked much more better than on a VM.
I use Vivado, SDK and Peralinux 2018.2 version, because I used this version for Zynq 7 family and the tools work fine. I think there are no big differences between 2018.2 and 2018.3 versions. The Linux distribution that I am using for this training course is Ubuntu 16.04. Although Vivado and SDK 2018.2 can work under a more recent Ubuntu distribution, Petalinux 2018.2 only supports Ubuntu 16.04 among others OS.
I like to download the web installer version, because you can choose what tools and device families you want to install and the installer downloads only the necessary that you need to install. It is very important to configure the date and hour of your system, because it this configuration is wrong, you cannot login in the installer script and you cannot continue with the installation.
Remember to launch the installation script using "sudo" if you want to install the Xilinx tools under the "/opt" folder.
I have installed Vivado and SDK under the default folder "/opt". If you want to install the tools in the same folder, remember to launch the installation script using "sudo". For Petalinux installation, first ensure that you have installed all the dependencies first because the installation script take several minutes verifying that dependencies and if any of them are missed, the installation process will be aborted. If you want to install Petalinux tools under the same location that Vivado and SDK, create a folder under "/opt/Xilinx/" and then change the owner to your linux user. Petalinux installation script has to be launched with your linux user instead of root user.
Once all Xilinx tools have been installed, we have everything ready to go through all hardware, software and Petalinux labs.
I have already done all hardware and software labs, so I will prepare a blog for each topic and post here.