I turned on the advanced options, but BM still doesn’t allow me to unhide
the QNX partition
Also, I contacted PowerQuest… They say that BM doesn’t support QNX
----- Original Message -----
From: “Technical Support” <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: QNX and BootMagic?
Dale - Although BootMagic supports several Operating Systems, QNX is
not one currently supported.
“Igor Kovalenko” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Try ‘use dinit’. Or launch Helpviewer and type ‘dinit’ in the search
If partition is ‘invisible’ in BootMagic it means it has been made
Many partition managers and bootmanagers do it to ensure DOS/Windows won’t
freak out because some M$ OSes can not believe there can be more than one
primary partition. So those programs turn on some fixed bit in the
type to mark it as ‘hidden’. I think that’s BM does that by default to QNX
partition, you need to turn on advanced options and ‘unhide’ it. After
you can make it bootable.
“Dale Frameli” <> email@example.com> > wrote in message
news:9h4t1r$281$> firstname.lastname@example.org> …
A couple of questions… How do I find the help file for dinit? I
to make sure I get the syntax correct > > Also, I played with BootMagic
quite a bit. Funny, within BootMagic, the QNX partition is show as not
visible. All “visible drives” other than the Win98SE and Win2000 on
#1, even under “advanced”, show to be ghosted out. Even the QNX
is ghosted out, so I cannot make it a visible drive. Any ideas why?
Finally, I was able to change the error message to:
(8G) Press ESC for .altboot.?01
After that, the result is the same, my harddrive activity light stays
but nothing else happens.
“Igor Kovalenko” <> email@example.com> > wrote in message
news:9h3qv4$cjl$> firstname.lastname@example.org> …
It’s not so mysterious. QNX6 use /.diskroot file to indicate that
wants to be root. The diskboot utility used by boot image scans all
mountable QNX partitions (including pseudo-partitions inside FAT/EXT2
partitions) for /.diskboot, if it finds more than one it asks you
you want to be used as root.
Speaking about QNX4, I don’t think it can be booted from second HD at
QNX6 should work. I assume your BootMagic is on first drive and when
boot into QNX using BIOS settings it probably changes drives order to
whichever you want. Check the ‘dinit’ options, there is option to
drive number to loader, which should be used when booting from
drive. Use it with -b option to write new bootloader onto partition
“Mitchell Schoenbrun” <> email@example.com> > wrote in message
news:> Voyager.010623205057.1677C@schoenbrun.com> …
This is comp.os.qnx, NOT comp.os.qnx4 or comp.os.qnx6 or even
comp.os.rtp. Therefore I don’t know whether you are talking
about QNX 4 or QNX 6, or QNX 2 for that matter.
That said, if you are running QNX 4, you will need to modify your
/.boot file. Most boot files end up mounting /dev/hd0t77 as /,
root. If you want to boot off of the 2nd hard drive, you will need
to change this to /dev/hd1t77.
If you are talking about QNX 6, I’m not sure what support
there is or isn’t. The sequence that QSSL provides with RTP
for booting is a little mysterious at this point. Maybe
open source will change that.
Previously, Dale Frameli wrote in comp.os.qnx:
I have a multi-os, multi-boot system. QNX, BeOS, Win95 and
one system. QNX is on a primary partition, on my second hard
go into the BIOS and make the QNX partition active, and boot to
hard drive QNX runs fine, but when I use BootMagic, all I get is
ESC for alternate OS” message. After that, nothing happens.
BootMagic, all of my other OSes boot fine, even Be which is also
second hard drive. Anyone have a suggestion on how i can get QNX
using Boot Magic?
Mitchell Schoenbrun --------- > firstname.lastname@example.org