boot QNX6 on a FAT file system


Does anyone know if it is possible to start QNX 6.2 , on an x86 embedded system ( a VME board ) , with .boot file on a compact flash with only a DOS fat file system ?

I already use this feature on a PPC vme board.


Sounds like a job for GRUB.
You may need kabe ('s grub patch for loading .boot file directly from the filesystem.

URL, please…

kabe doesn’t seem to be a web person and he likes to post his code in the qdn newsgroups. If you browse through qdn.public.qnxrtp.x86, you will see lots of his programs. The one I was talking about is called “loadifs”. A google search shows there is a web archive of it at

This means you don’t actually need to patch GRUB itself since GRUB can understand FAT, ext2, etc by default.

On the other hand, if you don’t have a FAT or ext2 on your machine, you can actually install GRUB onto QNXFS. In this case, you will have to use kabe’s grub QNXFS patch.

Looks like Kabe is GRUB team developer … 00008.html and etc.
Lot of thanks :slight_smile: