install on Windows ME

I am trying to install QNX on a Windows ME machine. I just downloaded the
RTP version of the installer. When I tried to install it on my machine, it
said that I was NOT running under Windows 9X, so I would have to make a boot
floppy. That’s all fine and dandy, except I don’t have a floppy drive! I
did, but it broke and I took it out and replaced it with an internal ZIP
drive (I never used the thing anyway).

This leads to 2 questions: 1) Can I install QNX under WinME at all? 2) A
related question, can I install to a bootable zip disk perhaps?

Last question. I read an earlier message which says that QNX has no support
yet for Ultra100. Since my only hard drive is an Ultra100 drive, is the
whole thing a moot question for me at the moment?

Thanks,
Steve

Previously, Steve Roach wrote in qdn.public.qnxrtp.installation:

This leads to 2 questions: 1) Can I install QNX under WinME at all?

Yes you can install it, but I believe that you will have no way to
boot it.


  1. A related question, can I install to a bootable zip disk perhaps?

Well assuming you could boot it, maybe by getting a floppy, creating
the floppy boot disk, and hobbling along for a while this way, you might
be able to boot off of the Zip disk. I don’t know the details. The
Zip disk is not a standard EIDE drive, rather it is an ATAPI/EIDE
drive. This is similar to a CD-ROM drive. There is something running
around called the El Torito specification, but I don’t know if it is
specific to CD-ROM’s or ATAPI. At the very least, you would need some
time of ATAPI loader on your Zip disk. If your BIOS will let you read
the Zip through the standard BIOS interface, you might be able to use
QSSL’s loader. I’m very sceptical about all this.

Last question. I read an earlier message which says that QNX has no support
yet for Ultra100. Since my only hard drive is an Ultra100 drive, is the
whole thing a moot question for me at the moment?

Not exactly. You can always use the EIDE driver in NON-DMA mode. I
have a DMA66 drive and this works fine.

Mitchell Schoenbrun --------- maschoen@pobox.com

You can try this Real DOS-Mode Patch for Windows ME 1.3
(http://www.cracks.am/cracks/r.html) to get Dos running again in WinME and
the bootconfig QNX install uses will be working again

“Mitchell Schoenbrun” <maschoen@pobox.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:Voyager.010317013136.211D@schoenbrun.com

Previously, Steve Roach wrote in qdn.public.qnxrtp.installation:

This leads to 2 questions: 1) Can I install QNX under WinME at all?

Yes you can install it, but I believe that you will have no way to
boot it.


2) A related question, can I install to a bootable zip disk perhaps?

Well assuming you could boot it, maybe by getting a floppy, creating
the floppy boot disk, and hobbling along for a while this way, you might
be able to boot off of the Zip disk. I don’t know the details. The
Zip disk is not a standard EIDE drive, rather it is an ATAPI/EIDE
drive. This is similar to a CD-ROM drive. There is something running
around called the El Torito specification, but I don’t know if it is
specific to CD-ROM’s or ATAPI. At the very least, you would need some
time of ATAPI loader on your Zip disk. If your BIOS will let you read
the Zip through the standard BIOS interface, you might be able to use
QSSL’s loader. I’m very sceptical about all this.

Last question. I read an earlier message which says that QNX has no
support
yet for Ultra100. Since my only hard drive is an Ultra100 drive, is the
whole thing a moot question for me at the moment?

Not exactly. You can always use the EIDE driver in NON-DMA mode. I
have a DMA66 drive and this works fine.

Mitchell Schoenbrun --------- > maschoen@pobox.com