'activation' not found ???

I’m trying to boot on a CD and run my program to install essential files to the hard drive to create a running system, i read about using ‘activation -l’ to activate the license, but ‘activation’ command isn’t found… any idea?

Are you booting from the self hosted CD? you should enter your key before installation. If its the non commercial variant, there is no need to activate it.

To Enter your license key, run:
finstall -l (it’s letter L)

I think all it does is to create the /etc/qnx/license/licenses file.