Won't boot, but no error msgs

This has to be the strangest thing I’ve seen. I can install virtually any
operating system on this machine and it will work off the bat, but QNX has
difficulties.

I’ll boot from the floppy, with a perfectly clean partition table, to
install it, but when I boot the first time, it prints “loading,” a few dots,
and stops.

I’ll install it alongside Windows, boot it, and then it prints “loading,” a
whole TON o’ dots, and stops. DMA or no.

There’s no error messages either way; it’s odd. I would blame it on the odd
system I’m installing it on, except that Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD all
boot fine. And I think the last time I used a demo floppy, it worked
spectacularly.

The hard drive diagnostics say that the HD is fine. This odd computer is an
old AST Pentium 150 with 128 MB’s of RAM (hey, maybe the RAM could be kaput!
some more tests to run, anyhow); there is an ATAPI CD-ROM (recognized at
boot) and a SCSI CD-ROM connected via an Adaptec card. Onboard video. BIOS
won’t boot from CD >:P

I have a feeling the problem would be fixed by dropping this old klunker,
but I’d like to see if you guys have any tips before I just give up on it. I
don’t wanna shell out cash just for a spare machine to try QNX on. (hey,
there is that old 486 in the other room…)

–Brian

Hi,

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The hard drive diagnostics say that the HD is fine. This odd computer is
an
old AST Pentium 150 with 128 MB’s of RAM (hey, maybe the RAM could be
kaput!
some more tests to run, anyhow); there is an ATAPI CD-ROM (recognized at
boot) and a SCSI CD-ROM connected via an Adaptec card. Onboard video.
BIOS
won’t boot from CD >:P

Did you try to remove SCSI CD-ROM with Adaptec card?

Regards,
Eduard.

Previously, Eduard Kromskoy wrote in qdn.public.qnxrtp.installation:

Did you try to remove SCSI CD-ROM with Adaptec card?

Curiously enough, I had this exactly this configuration,
and I could not boot from the EIDE CD-ROM until I removed
the SCSI drive.

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

I’ve got the same problem with my laptop. processor :AMD K6/2 380MHz 64Meg
SRAM. I thought it might be the xircom pcmcia card i have but i get the same if
i remove that. Did you ever get a solution? I’m trying to get it to dual boot
install under windows 98 by the way…

Cheers

Jim