I keep getting a bit farther with it, but still end up stuck… My target
system has 4 PCMCIA slots, with one usually filled with a DRAM card, another
with a Type 3 HD card, and the other two open. The target system can see the
drive (as verified in it’s BIOS displaying the proper values when it is
inserted and by being able to boot DOS/Win off the drive if I install those
onto it instead of QNX.
The host system can also see the drive now that I have the command-line
options to start up another eide process with the correct port/irq settings,
and I can fdisk the drive (in RTP) and see the correct drive size &
create/delete partitions. I can even dinit/dcheck the partition on the drive
and copy files to/from it (on the host system) fine.
I’ve tried making a sample build file as a barebones installation just to
test it’s working before getting fancier and what happens is after the
target does it’s POST it hangs when trying to boot from the drive before
ever even displaying the “Press ESC for alt…” message. That makes me think
that the install of the QNX boot loader wasn’t done properly or I forgot
some other step as I assume even if I was missing a critical file or library
on the disk itself it should display at least that much, right?
The online manual (“embedding…” section) talks about creating images for
flash etc. but not directly about the steps involved in partitioning,
formating, and then installing the filesystem files onto a eide hard drive
installation (ie where the target drive is currently a tertiary drive but
when booted will be the primary). Could someone just give me a simple
sequence of steps involved in this and I can dig the detail out of the rest
of the manual on my own.
Thanks for any help!