Greetings to all!
I have a fairly standard machine I want to use QNX on. It is a IBM Netvista N2800 Thin Client, BUT, it is pretty much just a standard PC. Specs are as follows:
266mhz MMX Processor, Gen. Intel
96mb Memory (Might upgrade to 256mb)
256mb CompactFlash card as IDE0 (Shows up as a standard BIOS IDE Drive, OS uses it as such)
2 Standard PCI Slots
S3 Trio3D Video Chipset
Onboard Intel Pro/100 LAN Chipset
I can’t remember the chipsets for the USB, IDE, and PCI bridge, but they are a generic Intel chipset…
The problem is that I don’t own a CF adapter to install QNX on that CF card (might upgrade it to 512mb) on another computer. This comp works with it just with the CF since the port for the CF is onboard.
Soo… The only way I have to boot it is using PXELinux over my network and Memdisk to load a general Floppy/HD image into RAM to boot off that. The QNX Boot floppy boots just fine using the above combo, BUT, of course, it can’t find the CDRom. I haven’t a clue how to get it to drop into a shell right off the bat.
There is a IDE port on the motherboard, and I did try to use a CDRom, but my spare CDRom is too old to boot QNX off the only CDRW I have right now…
Is there any way to fire up QNX across a network so I can install it via the network onto this machine?