Win2000/QNX/WinME

I am running Win2000 and WinMe on a Windows2000 dual boot menu, is it
possible to install QNX without messing up my computer?..

On Sat, 23 Dec 2000 21:35:41 GMT, “Jason Davis”
<rmannning@austin.rr.com> wrote:

I am running Win2000 and WinMe on a Windows2000 dual boot menu, is it
possible to install QNX without messing up my computer?..

Yes… since QNX RTP modify’s your config.sys file… you select the OS
to boot, then when the config.sys takes over ,you’ll have another menu
to book the OS or QNX

In message <pb5c4tght54eja5splfq1bg5j6k413nlu3@4ax.com>
kelgon <metabol@sympatico.ca> wrote:

On Sat, 23 Dec 2000 21:35:41 GMT, “Jason Davis”
rmannning@austin.rr.com> > wrote:

I am running Win2000 and WinMe on a Windows2000 dual boot menu, is it
possible to install QNX without messing up my computer?..


Yes… since QNX RTP modify’s your config.sys file…

No, because Windoze ME will not permit you to do that; Microsoft have gone
from denying the existence of DOS v7 to denying you the use of DOS v7 :slight_smile:

It will replace modified CONFIG.SYS/AUTOEXEC.BAT files with ‘sanitised’
versions, which is insane. You can probably patch it, but you’d have to be
mad to use ME anyway.

you select the OS to boot, then when the config.sys takes over, you’ll have
another menu to book the OS or QNX

Similarly, Windoze 2000 does not contain DOS, so you can’t boot RTP.

Jason should install RTP on a FAT16 partition and make a boot floppy with the
appropriate ‘DEVICE=C:\QNX\LOADQNX.SYS’ to get things started, or make use of
the CD image.


James MacDonald; Acorn/NeXT/Rush (TLKiaWoL!)

On Sun, 24 Dec 2000 21:52:20 GMT, James MacDonald
<trill@topeka.clara.co-invalid.uk> wrote:

Ack… yea… you are correct… I completely forgot about M$ slowly
moving away from MS-DOS now… which I think is very stupit to do
because I still use alot of DOS applications… hence I will never run
Windows Millennium OR Any of the NT based systems…

I love QNX… I just wish I could connect to the internet with my aDSL
modem … using PPPoE

No, because Windoze ME will not permit you to do that; Microsoft have gone
from denying the existence of DOS v7 to denying you the use of DOS v7 > :slight_smile:

It will replace modified CONFIG.SYS/AUTOEXEC.BAT files with ‘sanitised’
versions, which is insane. You can probably patch it, but you’d have to be
mad to use ME anyway.

you select the OS to boot, then when the config.sys takes over, you’ll have
another menu to book the OS or QNX

Similarly, Windoze 2000 does not contain DOS, so you can’t boot RTP.

Jason should install RTP on a FAT16 partition and make a boot floppy with the
appropriate ‘DEVICE=C:\QNX\LOADQNX.SYS’ to get things started, or make use of
the CD image.

“James MacDonald” <trill@topeka.clara.co-invalid.uk> wrote in message
news:0e321d324a.trill@topeka.clara.net

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kelgon <> metabol@sympatico.ca> > wrote:

On Sat, 23 Dec 2000 21:35:41 GMT, “Jason Davis”
rmannning@austin.rr.com> > wrote:

I am running Win2000 and WinMe on a Windows2000 dual boot menu, is it
possible to install QNX without messing up my computer?..


Yes… since QNX RTP modify’s your config.sys file…

No, because Windoze ME will not permit you to do that; Microsoft have gone
from denying the existence of DOS v7 to denying you the use of DOS v7 > :slight_smile:

It will replace modified CONFIG.SYS/AUTOEXEC.BAT files with ‘sanitised’
versions, which is insane. You can probably patch it, but you’d have to be
mad to use ME anyway.

True so far. WinME can be patched to re-enable old-style config.sys support,
but unfortunately the loadqnx.sys driver used to boot RTP from Win98 is not
compatible with WinME. It will hang.

you select the OS to boot, then when the config.sys takes over, you’ll
have
another menu to book the OS or QNX

Similarly, Windoze 2000 does not contain DOS, so you can’t boot RTP.

Jason should install RTP on a FAT16 partition and make a boot floppy with
the
appropriate ‘DEVICE=C:\QNX\LOADQNX.SYS’ to get things started, or make use
of
the CD image.

WinNT/Win2k both can boot different OSes using NT bootloader. This was
discussed dozen times here already. Check news archives. I have dualboot
Win2k/RTP on my laptop using NT boot loader.

  • igor

I didn’t bother to repartition, and just boot from floppy since upgrading to
WinME. It’s still plain old DOS under there, even if WinME won’t let you at
it.

“Igor Kovalenko” <kovalenko@home.com> wrote in message
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“James MacDonald” <> trill@topeka.clara.co-invalid.uk> > wrote in message
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In message <> pb5c4tght54eja5splfq1bg5j6k413nlu3@4ax.com
kelgon <> metabol@sympatico.ca> > wrote:

On Sat, 23 Dec 2000 21:35:41 GMT, “Jason Davis”
rmannning@austin.rr.com> > wrote:

I am running Win2000 and WinMe on a Windows2000 dual boot menu, is
it
possible to install QNX without messing up my computer?..


Yes… since QNX RTP modify’s your config.sys file…

No, because Windoze ME will not permit you to do that; Microsoft have
gone
from denying the existence of DOS v7 to denying you the use of DOS v7
:slight_smile:

It will replace modified CONFIG.SYS/AUTOEXEC.BAT files with ‘sanitised’
versions, which is insane. You can probably patch it, but you’d have to
be
mad to use ME anyway.


True so far. WinME can be patched to re-enable old-style config.sys
support,
but unfortunately the loadqnx.sys driver used to boot RTP from Win98 is
not
compatible with WinME. It will hang.

you select the OS to boot, then when the config.sys takes over, you’ll
have
another menu to book the OS or QNX

Similarly, Windoze 2000 does not contain DOS, so you can’t boot RTP.

Jason should install RTP on a FAT16 partition and make a boot floppy
with
the
appropriate ‘DEVICE=C:\QNX\LOADQNX.SYS’ to get things started, or make
use
of
the CD image.


WinNT/Win2k both can boot different OSes using NT bootloader. This was
discussed dozen times here already. Check news archives. I have dualboot
Win2k/RTP on my laptop using NT boot loader.

  • igor