Okay, I am having a very stressful time over here. I don’t have a lot of experience with bootdrivers and playing around with bios, and I expected QNX to give me a very easy installation. I have installed QNX 6.0 on a windows 98 computer very easily.
However… I wanted to get Momentics 2.6.1 (non commerical version). I downloaded the .iso which virtually took me a while. Burned it on a cd. Now… so far so good. All that comes up is a gui that asks me to use a floppy disk (with “release notes” and “about qnx” links) but other than that… thats it! Where is the install “qnx without any hassle” button? So… I got a floppy disk… and clicked on that big button in the middle.
I rebooted my computer…
says press esc for altboot (I did… and it hangs there)
I rebooted again… it asks again… but i dont do anything… so I waited… and the dots come… good.
but then is says:
/.diskroot file for root not found on any filesystem
unable to locate fs-pkg
and it hangs here!
Here is my situation… I don’t know about command lines… or what prompt to type what to. I never opened up this computer a lot (and it sucks too… its an HP comp propietary piece of crap), very difficult wiring design… err lots of hard to see places. I only got one drive… C:. I got two hard drives “cd writer” and a “dvd.” My computer came with a pre-installed version of windows xp (meaning I don’t have a copy of windows xp cd anywhere!).
What have I done?
I placed whatever files were in the disk’s boot/fs… created my own directory in the C: drive Programfiles/qnx/boot/fs… and copied everything there. I basically saw all the answers and solutions to this problem… and I don’t know anything cause the help was too general. Can someone help me in a step by step procedure? or you can e-mail me at email@example.com and I can give you my sn for aim.
I have read all the threads from people who had this same problem… and not a single solution helped me in any way. There are two reasons why this is might be happening…
1.) qnx doesn’t work too well with two hard drives (cdwriter and dvd) at the same time… but the thing is… QNX SHOULD work well… thats what it was designed to do!
2.) window’s notepad may change some of the inner code of qnx’s files.