I obtained a CDROM from QSSL (vendor for QNX RTP) containing QNX RTP.
I run my laptop IBM ThinkPad Ap20 under WINDOWS 2000. I have two partitions
on my hard drive C: (9.7 GB) and D:. (7.10 GB). On C: partition I have
WINDOWS 2000, and D: partition is for QNX RTP.
The following are the steps I have taken for installing QNX RTP on D:
(1) I started WINDOWS 2000.
(2) I inserted CDROM on the CDROM drive, which started to spin
(3) I got an QNX RTP installation dialog box on my screen.
(4) I pressed the installation bar, and was prompted for various inputs.
(5) One of the prompt was to insert a blank 1.44 MB formatted diskette in
the A: drive… This was to be my boot floppy diskette for starting QNX RTP
on powerup. I produced this boot floppy without any hitch.
(6) A number of QNX RTP files were copied on to the D: partition, and I was
finally prompted to remove both the CDROM and the floppy diskette which I
(7) I was prompted to update my QNX RTP config.sys file, and I clicked the
(8) I was then asked to restart the computer. But to my surprise I did not
get a prompt for QNX to be started. Instead WINDOWS 2000 got started
(9) So I shutdown WINDOWS 2000, inserted the QNX RTP boot diskette in the A
drive, and started the computer. This time QNX RTP was launched properly.
To test the installation:
(1) I logged on as an user, and issued the command ‘qed’. The full screen
editor showed up on the monitor.
(2) I exited from this monitor, and issued ‘qcc -v’ at the shell prompt. I
was told, to my dismay, ‘qcc’ was unknown. Indeed ‘qcc’ was absent from the
(3)) I then issued the command ‘ph’ at the shell prompt. The Photon was
launched, and it was indeed a treat for my eye. I use an external 21 in
monitor only because of Photon. The 15 in flat panel LCD display, integral
with the laptop is unable to handle GUI. I then pressed the help button to
show the following documents. I was told they do not exist.
(1) Programmer’s Guide, (2) Building Embedded Systems, (3) Development
Tools, (4) Library Reference, (5) Utilities, (6) Audio Programmers
Guide, (7) Neutrino Tech Notes, (8) Photon Programmer’s Guide, (9)
Photon Library Reference, (10) Widget Reference, (11) Build Photon
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE ME ON THE ABOVE MISSING ITEMS. They should be in
my installation automatically — specially the C/C++ compiler ‘qcc’.
Thank you very much.
Sayeed N Ghani