USB Floppy - Installing QNX 4.25

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Bob Miles

USB Floppy - Installing QNX 4.25

Post by Bob Miles » Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:08 am

Does anyone know whether it is possible to install QNX 4.25 from a USB
floppy.
The PC BIOS supports USB Floppy BOOT.
It seems to start OK but after /bin/mount it hangs - Is this something to do
with QNX handling of
floppy drive ?

Am I doomed ?

Would this be a problem with a USB CDROM ?

Bob

David Gibbs

Re: USB Floppy - Installing QNX 4.25

Post by David Gibbs » Wed Jul 02, 2003 6:04 pm

Bob Miles <rmiles@radamec.co.uk> wrote:
Does anyone know whether it is possible to install QNX 4.25 from a USB
floppy.
I would expect that it is not possible.
The PC BIOS supports USB Floppy BOOT.
It seems to start OK but after /bin/mount it hangs - Is this something to do
with QNX handling of
floppy drive ?
Yup. We run Fsys.floppy in the image, then mount the floppy -- this
tries to talk to a "traditional" floppy drive.
Am I doomed ?
Yup.
Would this be a problem with a USB CDROM ?
Yup.

And, even after install no USB mass-storage device (drive) will be
supported.

For QNX4, you really need a traditional floppy drive, and an
IDE CD-ROM drive.

Hm...you might not need the floppy, it might boot from the CD-ROM
for install as well -- but would still need to be an IDE CD-ROM
drive. (Well, some SCSI drives might work too... but that is usually
a less simple temporary addition to a system.)

-David
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