Previously, Bill Caroselli (Q-TPS) wrote in qdn.public.qnxrtp.installation:
I’ve experienced this problem just this morning.
It was an unsupported CDrom, and a very old bios machine.
The boot floppy would load the ifs but couldn’t read the CD,
so that’s where it quit.
finstall appears to be in the qnxbase.qfs file system on the CD,
which the floppy can’t read.
Since I’m not getting anywhere with solutions to my install problem,
What is finstall?
Can I fake it by hand?
Can I copy it from somewhere else?
“Bill Caroselli” <> firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote in message
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I downloaded the 6.1 ISO image (422MB). The cksum was correct and burn
looks good (i.e. the filesystem is intact). But the CD does not boot in
system. Is it supposed to?
Yes, if your BIOS can boot from CD.
On the system I really want to install RTP on it wont boot from CD (it
claims to be capable but says there is no boot record. I can boot other
on this system.)
When I try to boot it on a WinNT system it says:
No QNX 6.1 or greater filesystem available to mount.
Tells me that there’s something wrong with the CD.
So I loaded the CD on a WinNT system and chose to make a bootable floppy.
The floppy verified OK.
When trying to boot from floppy, I hit the spacebar and selected <F10
(force a partition install) then hit . After about 30 seconds it
comes back and says:
Unable to locate finstall
I do have QNX4 running on this system that I can use to check some things.
What can I try?
QNX4 does NOT show a valid directory on that CD. /dev/cd0 is only 2
long and dcheck reports both blocks as bad.
Personally, I don’t have a QNX4 system available to verify what you see,
but the CD does mount, and the .qfs files representing qnx file systems
will mount under Linux with the qnx4 module loaded…
Hope this helps…
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