I have both a QNX (Non Commercial version) 6.2 CD and a QNX 6.2 floppy. I am
trying to boot these on a laptop our company manufactures. Both the CD and
the floppy are USB attached drives. Both the CD and the floppy start to boot
ok - they get throught the ESC /.altboot and the paragraph message after
that then it displays the message “Hit space bar for boot options” at this
point the boot process stops. I get no futher messages or responses. Hitting
the space bar does nothing. My only option is to hard reboot my laptop.
I have no idea what to do now?
I have tried partition magic, boot magic, and xosl. Currently the only
operating system I have on my hard disk is Caldera DR-DOS. I really don’t
care if I wipe out the whole HD - I just want to get QNX working so as far
as I am concerned at this time it can have the whole 20 gig HD to itself.
Anyone have any ideas on how I can get QNX booted from the CD or the floppy
and then installed on my HD?