QNX startup problem..

Sorry if this is an old question - I’ve gone through an apparently
successful installation from the recent QNX CDROM. It made the floppy
disk and so on. An earlier installation on another PC went without
any difficulties at all. However the PC in question has only SCSI
drives and the floppy can’t find them so QNX won’t start. I’ve given
QNX its own drive, so I was wondering if it could be started from
the boot.ini file in the Win2000 OS running on its own drive in the
system. Or should I put something like System Commander on the
PC to start everything? The drive with QNX is the only FAT32 partition/
drive on the system, so I could zap the current installation, give Sys
Commander its own small FAT32 partition first for everything to boot
from, then QNX the remainder of the drive in its own FAT32 partition.
Sys Commander requires a FAT file system , unfortunately.

Also the PC has two PIII’s on it (Supermicro P6DGU). Will the QNX
on the disk handout do SMP? I’d like to experiment with using the
SMP support.

I’ll be working on a PPC QNX project I’m happy to say, and hope that
QNX will eventually support QNet between the big-endian PPC and the
x86 PC world. The Web site PPC notes said that they don’t presently.

Thanks, HB—

Hugh Bonney <hfbonney@bolt.sonic.net> wrote:

Also the PC has two PIII’s on it (Supermicro P6DGU). Will the QNX
on the disk handout do SMP? I’d like to experiment with using the
SMP support.

http://staff.qnx.com/~cdm/smp/

That should help. I need to update it and make it a little nicer
for people (perhaps providing a pre-built image), but if you read it
all over you should be able to figure it out. :wink:

I’ll be working on a PPC QNX project I’m happy to say, and hope that
QNX will eventually support QNet between the big-endian PPC and the
x86 PC world. The Web site PPC notes said that they don’t presently.

It is possible to make a connection between a LE and BE machine using
qnet (at least there is a flag in the docs to allow it) but I think
you will find that the resmgr stuff will not work since it doesn’t do
net<->native byte flipping. I assume you can do this in your code to
support it yourself. Could be wrong, have not tested it out.

chris

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