Install QNX on multi-logical driver

Hi,
I have a 30G sizes hard disk, and I create 4 logical partitions on it,
thereinto, 3 partitions are used to install WINDOWS system, the last one is
ready for installing QNX. When I install QNX 4.24, it can’t create QNX
partition, and it display that 0 Mbytes available space, but in fact there
is enough space for installing.
What should I do?

FXD

The problem may be that you have an older disk driver that does not allow
for disks greater than 8G. The following comes from an entry in the QDN:

QNX4.24 will not automatically detect drives with geometries greater
than 8 gigs. There was an imposed 8 gig limit with pre-4.25A versions
of Fsys due to the non-standard reporting of geometries above this
limit.
Upgrading to 4.25A or later versions is the solution.

NOTE: Make sure to read the Update_info file in the
/update/qnx42/Released/ directory in the Updates/patches section of the
QDN(http://www.qnx.com/support/quics/index.html). There are instructions
as to which archives to use to update a system.

Supplemental:
If a hard drive larger than 8 gigs is being used with the 8 gig limit,
and the drive is being upgraded with 4.25A or later, QNX will have to be
re-installed. This is due to the fact that the new Fsys.eide driver
will still use the translations in the current primary partition.

NOTE: It is not possible to modify the partition table with fdisk.
If re-installing, backup your data from the disk, then zero the
partition table before re-installing.


Please try this and see if it solves your problem.

Thanks,
Heather



fxd <xdfang@163.net> wrote:

Hi,
I have a 30G sizes hard disk, and I create 4 logical partitions on it,
thereinto, 3 partitions are used to install WINDOWS system, the last one is
ready for installing QNX. When I install QNX 4.24, it can’t create QNX
partition, and it display that 0 Mbytes available space, but in fact there
is enough space for installing.
What should I do?

FXD

“fxd” <xdfang@163.net> wrote in message news:8rfe2v$fb7$1@inn.qnx.com

Hi,
I have a 30G sizes hard disk, and I create 4 logical partitions on it,
thereinto, 3 partitions are used to install WINDOWS system, the last one
is
ready for installing QNX. When I install QNX 4.24, it can’t create QNX
partition, and it display that 0 Mbytes available space, but in fact there
is enough space for installing.
What should I do?

To install QNX4.xx you need some free unpartitioned space on your harddrive.
And to be able to boot it, it should be under 1024th cylinder.

Pavol Kycina

Installation program needs free space, not an empty partition. An empty
partition is not the same as free space. If you have an extended dos partition
that is taking up the entire drive and logical drives with that extended
partition, then there is NO free space available to QNX. Logical drives my need
to be deleted, extended partition may need to be deleted, and recreated to be
smaller that the remaining space on the drive. this will leave ACTUAL free
space for QNX to create its own partition.

fxd wrote:

Hi,
I have a 30G sizes hard disk, and I create 4 logical partitions on it,
thereinto, 3 partitions are used to install WINDOWS system, the last one is
ready for installing QNX. When I install QNX 4.24, it can’t create QNX
partition, and it display that 0 Mbytes available space, but in fact there
is enough space for installing.
What should I do?

FXD