A friend of mine tried to bring up QNX, unsuccessfully.
Their comments are below. They get to the point where
hardware identification starts, but then it hangs.
Machine: Dell Dimension 8200 series, P4 processor at 1.7GHz
Graphics board: NVidia GeForce 4 MX.
Keyboard: PS/2, not USB.
Any known problems with late-model Dell machines?
Hi John –
I’ve created a cd from qnxnc620.iso. I was expecting to be able to
boot my Windows XP Dell PC from that CD. I updated the BIOS settings
to allow me to boot off a CD. When I boot off that CD, after
printing a message about pressing ESC to use .altboot, and a message
about using the NC version of QNX, the system hangs. I tried using
the same CD in another Windows XP PC we have, and it got to the
.altboot message with trailing dots, then it self-rebooted. I
noticed a message on the web about this behavior in QNX 6.0, but they
said it would be fixed in 6.1.