Yuriy Synytskyy <email@example.com> wrote:
Thank you for the explanation.
Let me rephrase your answer in order to make sure I understood this
- It is possible to boot QNX 6 using BOOTP or DHCP protocols. As these
protocols belong to TCP/IP protocol suite, the server must have TCP/IP stack
- It is not possible to boot QNX 6 over network without TCP/IP. It is not
possible to boot QNX 6 using QNET alone.
Is my understanding correct?
Yes, there is no QNX-specific boot protocol as there was under QNX4 with
netboot and QNX(4) boot ROMs.
But, this doesn’t mean you couldn’t write an IPL (on flash or ROM) that
broadcast (IP or Ethernet) a request to be booted, and write an application
under QNX 6 that would get and handle those requests/packets.
So, it is not that it is impossible, it is just that the work has not
been done to make it a configuration issue – it is, instead, a design
and coding issue.
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