Installing QNX6.2.1NC under Windows

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Mark Round

Installing QNX6.2.1NC under Windows

Post by Mark Round » Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:36 am

Hello all,

My QNX installation adventure continues :)

I have now discovered that there may be a way around QNX6.2.1 not
recognising all my RAM - by installing it as a file under Windows, and
passing the /M64 option to loadqnx.sys.

However, I cannot find a way to install the 6.2.1NC release to a file
under Windows. Under 6.1.0, there was a "qnxrtp.exe" file that installed
to a hardfile under Windows. This does not seem to exist on the 6.2.1
ISO image. Booting from the 6.2.1 CD gives the option to install to a
file under Windows - but on selecting it, it reports that the CD is not
used for this. There is nothing in the included docs that give a hint as
to how I might do this.

So... Is it possible to install 6.2.1NC as a file in Windows, as in
previous versions - or, failing that, is it possible to install a basic
6.1.0, and then upgrade to 6.2.1 ? I see that it is possible to upgrade
to 6.2.0, but there is no specific mention I can see of upgrading to
6.2.1 although I presume it should be OK.

Many thanks for any advice or pointers,

-Mark

Mark Round

Re: Installing QNX6.2.1NC under Windows

Post by Mark Round » Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:38 pm

Mark Round wrote:
However, I cannot find a way to install the 6.2.1NC release to a file
under Windows. Under 6.1.0, there was a "qnxrtp.exe" file that installed
to a hardfile under Windows. This does not seem to exist on the 6.2.1
ISO image.
Forgot to say - I meant that when I open the CD under Windows, there is
no installer tool to install to a partition - just a DemoShield window
that pops up offering to make a bootable floppy, or let me view the
on-disk documentation.

-Mark

Chris McKillop

Re: Installing QNX6.2.1NC under Windows

Post by Chris McKillop » Thu Oct 30, 2003 5:30 pm

However, I cannot find a way to install the 6.2.1NC release to a file
under Windows. Under 6.1.0, there was a "qnxrtp.exe" file that installed
to a hardfile under Windows. This does not seem to exist on the 6.2.1
ISO image. Booting from the 6.2.1 CD gives the option to install to a
file under Windows - but on selecting it, it reports that the CD is not
used for this. There is nothing in the included docs that give a hint as
to how I might do this.
That is because you cannot. It is no longer supported. If you want to
run 6.2.1 you will have to install into a partition.

chris

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