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James Brown

Installation

Post by James Brown » Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:12 pm

Hello,

I need an installation disk for QNX 6.2.1. My system can not boot off the
CD-ROM. Were will I be able to find one

Bill Caroselli

Re: Installation

Post by Bill Caroselli » Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:32 pm

James Brown <dmahin@sbs.com> wrote:
JB > Hello,

JB > I need an installation disk for QNX 6.2.1. My system can not boot off the
JB > CD-ROM. Were will I be able to find one

I believe that if you have access to a MS-Windows system you can access
the QNX CD and select Make a Bootable Floppy (or something like that.
Is't been a long time since I had to do that.)

Good luck.

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David Gibbs

Re: Installation

Post by David Gibbs » Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:32 pm

Bill Caroselli <qtps@earthlink.net> wrote:
James Brown <dmahin@sbs.com> wrote:
JB > Hello,

JB > I need an installation disk for QNX 6.2.1. My system can not boot off the
JB > CD-ROM. Were will I be able to find one

I believe that if you have access to a MS-Windows system you can access
the QNX CD and select Make a Bootable Floppy (or something like that.
Is't been a long time since I had to do that.)
That won't actually work -- it will create the wrong type of floppy,
one that will try boot and run from a QNX filesystem in a file on a
windows partition.

But, on the CD is a file called instflop.dat -- it is a raw image
of a bootable install floppy. If you format, then copy this as
a RAW image to the floppy. (Under QNX, the way would be to do a
"cp /fs/cd0/instflop.dat /dev/fd0", but I don't know how you might
do it with a windows system. Under Linux, you'd probably use dd
to copy to the raw floppy device.)

-David
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AGB

Re: Installation

Post by AGB » Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:48 am

Did you burn the CDROM yourself, eg from an image downloaded from the
web? If so, did you just burn the file to the CD? This won't work -
you need to (typically) select "burn image" from your CD burner
software. This should then create a bootable CD...


When you burned the CDROM (p

James Brown wrote:
Hello,

I need an installation disk for QNX 6.2.1. My system can not boot off the
CD-ROM. Were will I be able to find one

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