“Bruno Foechterlen” <email@example.com> writes:
Thanks to everyone for the answers.
Now things are clear, I will have create a new partition in FAT.
How do you use the QNX boot loader ?
Must the QNX partition be the boot partition ?
The new partition is not FAT, it is QNX format. You really should
just make space for a partition, but do not actually create the
parition. This will show up in Partition Magic as “available” or
“unformatted” or some such designation. When you boot QRTP from the
CD, it will find the available space and create a partition for
itself, then format it for QNX.
All of your partitions are potentially bootable (with some cylinder
number restrictions). There is an “Active” partition, which is the
default partition to boot. You can set this to any partition. All
other partitions are bootable using the QNX boot loader. It goes like
When you install QRTP onto a partition, it also installs the QNX boot
loader and makes the QRTP parition the default (active) partition.
Let’s say this is partition 2. Your existing Windows installation is
booting, say, from partition 1. When you reboot after installing
QRTP, a little message will pop up saying:
Boot Partition 2
You have 2 or 3 seconds to press the number of the partition you would
prefer to boot. If you want Windows, press the “1” key. The message
will change to
Boot Partition 1
and Windows will boot.
Once you have figured out which operating system you boot more often,
you can change the active partition using either QRTP’s fdisk or
Windows’ fdisk programs. Thereafter, when the “Boot Partition n”
message comes up, it will offer the new active partition, and you will
need to press the appropriate number to get the other OS.
There are only 4 choices for partition numbers, not surprisingly
called 1, 2, 3 and 4. If you are not sure which partition is
associated with which OS, just find out by experimentation. There is
no relationship between cylinder number order and partition number
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