Today I was trying to install 6.3 on our flash boot rig (a rig we use to burn QNX images to San Disks. It consists of an Intel MB with a 850 Mhz processor, CD-Rom, 256 Megs of Ram, 19 Gig Hd and attachments to burn images to San Disks).
This rig had 6.21 installed successfully on the HD. I went in and used Fdisk to delete the QNX partition (The whole HD was 1 QNX partition)/ I then placed the QNX 6.3 CD into the CD-Rom drive and re-booted.
The first strange thing I noted is that after booting from the CD and finding the Eide devices it declared there was no place to install a QNX partition to. This forced me to use the space bar to get to the boot options to select F10 to force an installation to a drive (any idea why since I already deleted the previous QNX HD partition?).
After using F10 to force an installation I went through the rest of the proceduce to install the O/S. I got past selecting which drive I wanted (the HD and not the San disk), entering the serial number and telling QNX to use the whole HD to install and to use the QNX boot loader I get to the following screen:
Restarting driver and mounting filesystem…
Executing devb-eide blk auto=partition,noatime
path=0 - Intel 82371AB
target=0 lun=0 Direct-Access(0) - Maxtor 4k020H1 Rev:A08
path=1 - Intel 82371AB
target=0 lun=0 CD-Rom(s)-QSI CD-Rom Scr-242 Rev:CXAC
target=1 lun=0 Direct-Access(0) - Sandisk SDCFB-25 Rev:Vdg
Unable to mount /cd//boot/fs/qnxbase.qfs as /qnxbase.
Partition Installation Aborted!
Please remove installation medium, then reboot your machine.
At this point everything is frozen and all I can do is re-boot and retry the process with the same result (at least 15 times). I tried telling the installer to use the default boot-loader and the QNX boot loader with no success. I put back in my 6.21 CD and was able to go thru the same process and install successfully. So I know the HD and CD-Rom are working. I then checked my 6.3 CD and there is indeed a boot/fs/qnxbase.qfs file so it’s not a problem of the file not being there (tho the file itself could be corrupt I suppose).
Anyone have any ideas (beyond the possibility of a bad CD burn)?
P.S. Going thru this whole process over and over has made me realize how much I hate entering the serial number at the start of installation for 6.3 as opposed to afterward for 6.21