I’m working on setting up a QNX6.1 system which I planned on having 3
partitions on the only storage device (in this case a CompactFlash on an IDE
interface of a PC104 card).
Partition 1 will be small and only contain the OS boot image, 2 will have a
QNX filesystem with additional needed file, utilities, etc. and partition 3
will be used for logging data. The problem is that I would like the system
to boot as fast as possible avoiding the prompt asking for the boot
partition, as I only plan on using the first partition for booting. I tried
deleting the .boot files of the 2nd and 3rd partition, but always received
the message that the resource was busy (even though I had booted from a
completely different device (a DOC)).
Is it possible to indicate that only certain partitions should be candidates
for booting? If so, how?
Also, is it possible to reduce the time spent with the “Hit Esc for
…altboot”? (like I said, boot time is critical for this app).
After partitioning a device, is it absolutely necessary to run dinit on the
partitions which won’t be used as bootable partitions?
Thanks for any tips,