Build QNX4 boot image with QNX6

Is it possible to build QNX4 boot image file “.boot” with QNX6?


Extremely unlikely.

Issue is that I have to maintain some qnx4 machines and I need to make spares of the flash drives incase they go bad and need replaced, but the boot file is built to only allow one type of card to run and that card is not easy to get, so I want to rebuild the “.boot” so that anybrand pcmcia / CF card would work. I do have the build file and all of the files needed for the image, but not sure if “mkifs” in qnx6 is the same as qnx4.

I think I am going to try it and see if I get any where with this idea.

I just checked and the .boot signature is different from QNX4 and QNX6. Hence mkifs cannot create a boot file for QNX4 that the QNX4 secondary loader will recognize.

I figured that something like this would happen to my idea, guess I will have to get qnx4 to do the job.

Don’t know if it’s of any help, but you can get vmware, at least there is no need to setup a new PC