this is just a guess, but it might work for you.
i noticed that if i installed RTP in a windows binary file, the
usual boot windows/RTP config.sys selection comes up, however
i later decided to partition and install a 2gig RTP.
as it turns out, now everytime i boot from eather install it now
sees that i have 2 bootable RTP installs and always asked me which
one i want to boot.
(its bugging me actially, how do i make it boot to my partition
rather than the binaryfile without typing 1-2 every time, i dont want
to delete the binary-file installs, i find them very useful, anyway
to auto select a multi RTP boot install ?).
it might be possible for you to do a win binaryfile install, boot to
that then cd/fs/hd0-qnx4 (your real partition) to recover your Photon
what i`d like to know is why (it seems) if i boot my real 2gig RTP partition
i can see the old windows installed RTP binary base image but i cant see
its associated binary 600meg root image ?, do i need to mount that part
of the old binary install or am i not looking in the right place ?.
if i need to mount it by hand ,whats the shell command ?
another hopefully simple question, how do i make a blank binaryfile of
any given size/place so i can then copy/backup files from my RTP partition
to these binaryfiles i`ll make, i want to be able to make 640meg
RTP binaryfiles that i can burn to CDr from winblows as a simple way
to back and reinstall in the event of problems later, a CDRW filesystem
for RTP would be a VERY GOOD THING, perhaps when the driver Kit is made
available, someone might try writing this driver/file system for my
mitsumi CR-4804TE CDRW (hint,hint LOL).
it would seem that useing RTP binaryfile installs of 640meg would be
the easyest way to back up your work to cd or large file servers at the
moment, perhaps one day someone will write an app that allows people
easly to mount these RTP binaryfiles and manipulate the contents from
within windows/linux/whatever , perhaps build this option and
(UAE amiga binaryfiles please) into something like the open source Dopus4
file manager clone (worker v1.3.3 +) see http://www.qnxstart.com for link.
m assuming that the RTP binaryfile is simply a fixed 32:1:2 UAE type format that doesnt change every time you make one, perhaps someone
might like to try makeing this (i think) very useful thing ?.
I have a major dilemma. I have Windows 98 and QNX on my laptop each
of which is on its own separate partition. I boot QNX through a bootup
disk. Windows 98 crashed on me and so I rebooted. When I try to boot
QNX, I can’t get in anymore. I can boot Windows fine though.
In QNX, all I get are ??? polling throughout the screen and hitting the
ESC button doesn’t do anything. Using fdisk in Windows allows me to see
that the QNX non-DOS partition is still in existence. Reinstalling QNX is
not a possibility for me to consider since I have a dozen or so Photon
programs that I created that are vital to my project. I have another QNX
machine which I created a boot up disk. I can use the bootup disk fine,
but it only shows me information on the disk. How can I access my QNX
partition? I don’t care if Photon doesn’t even work, I just want to get
those programs and back them up. I can always use my other QNX machine to
use the programs. Any help would be appreciated.
Paul May, Manchester, UK
Team AMIGA Central, Phoenix Core