Well, I know that 425D will get you further but I think that your problem is
that you want to install from the CD Product suite. Of course, if you
download the 4.25D update, it will not update your CD and the procedure is
not that easy.
I would suggest something like:
1- install from your CD the minimum stuff (just QNX) in a 1gb partition.
2- download the 4.25D update from QNX’s site, install it properly.
3- try to figure out how to create a bootable floppy with all the proper
tools with 4.25D drivers for your HD (you need, among other things, fdisk,
dinit, Fsys, Fsys.eide, etc)
4- create a full backup of your QNX4 partition on disquettes (probably 5-6
disquettes or so…)
5- reboot from your bootable disquette, repartition your HD, dinit the
partition, mount it
6- restore your QNX system from your disquette’s backup
7- create a boot image for your new partition and reboot.
Note that there are a lot of tricky steps involved and if you’re not
familiar with QNX4 you’ll get lost and frustrated… but you’ll learn a
I don’t know if there’s any other way of doing it… Of course where I
work, we install most of our systems from disquettes anyway…
Maybe another way would to create a set of installation disquettes from some
of the QNX update packages available on QNX web site. I know that there is
a QNX 4.25 archive out there that can be downloaded to create a bootable
intallation disk and a series of system disk for the installation but the
last time I checked, the 4.25 archive has been wrongly patched to support
disks >8gb disks and was unuseable (QNX just added a very fat version of
Fsys.eide at the end of the original 4.25 archive that was just too big to
be put into a bootfile. if I remember correctly, the new Fsys.eide they
added was over 200kb while the original was aroune 70kb and the buildqnx
procedure just did not work with it…)
“Marc Lupien” <email@example.com> wrote in message
You might want to download the QNX 4.25D update from their web site. It
supports HD > 8GB. That’s what we use at our site fir 10gb disks EIDE
interface, works fine.
“Sergei Borodinski” <> firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote in message
news:> 3B75E812.82E7E3F7@engr.mun.ca> …
less /etc/version/qnx reads as follow:
QNX Software Systems Ltd. QNX 2.24, release date 05-Sept-97
I have Product Suite May 2001 upgrade CD and Watcom C/C++ floppy. Anly
Watcom was successfully upgraded. Version of the QNX though remains
unmodified. In the product list window of the upgrade software the OS
QNX4.25 is marked as a red square, implying that the OS upgrade is not
available. Yet, sales person asured me that OS uprade takes place by
default once you run upgrade software. A number of attempts have been
made to run upgrade with unvatiable results.
I was hoping that the above-8GBHD-partitioning problem will be solved
once I upgrade my OS from 4.24 to 4.25.
Tools Mail Account wrote:
Sergei Borodinski <> email@example.com> > wrote:
MAXTOR 33073H3 hardrive 16383 CYLINDERS 16 heads and 63 sectors
has been partitioned and formated on Windows’98 machine and then
installed on QNX machine as /dev/hd1. QNZ fdisk utility shows at row
qnx (77) 0 3734 3735 60002712 29298 MB. Yet only 8GB are
I have purchased QNX4.25 upgrade CD and successfuly installed Watcom
compilers. However, welcome message at the setup shows Welcome to
What’s wrong with upgrade software?
Did you only installed Watcom? (it looks like you didn’t upgrade your
4.25). What do you see when you do ‘less /etc/version/qnx’?
What can I do to install 30GB har-drive?
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