This may come off as a bit of a rant, but there is a reason for this, I’ve been trying to get the damn thing installed for the past 6 hours…
I’ts a newish PC 2Ghz P4, 1Gb DDR Memory, 1x80Gb Drive 1x20Gb, 1xDVD (16x) 1xCD-RW (32x/12x/48x) a Radeon 9700pro and an Adaptec USB2 & Firewire card, (it has USB on board, but I wanted USB2) OS is a fully patched version of XP Pro, the 80Gb is my OS drive the 20Gb is blank & unformatted.
My errors are exactly as stated below:
Either it can’t find /cd/boot/fs/qnxbase.qfs it cant locate finstall or it’s unable to find /.diskroot and unable to locate fs-pkg (from a boot floppy)
It will go through the entire deal of forcing a partition install, creating a partition, and installing a bootloader, but when it comes time to mount the drive, instant failure. If I let it attempt to boot normally from CD that fails too. Pressing F6 shows everything normal, scans for SCSI adapters, says it’s mounting /fs/cd0 on /dev/cd0 and then fails.
I’ve tried with the two drives on one channel 80gb master 20Gb slave and the burner as the master on the second chanmel, I’ve tried with the DVD as the slave on the second channel and the 20Gb as the master on the second.
I’ve tried all of the above with a boot floppy
I’ve tried with both QNX NC 6.2.1 and with the 440Mb ISO of 6.1.0. I’ve even tried the 66Mb ISO of 6.1.0 on a different brand of CD just to make sure. I can successfully copy off the files it can’t locate from the CD’s under XP
The irony of all this is that I actually own QNX4, it’s node locked to my old 486 back home, it has 32Mb of RAM a 4Gb IDE drive and a 4Gb SCSI disk hanging off an internal ZIP disk adapter, which QNX thinks is a SCSI adapter. It loads in two seconds from floppy drive seek to the login prompt, using the IDE’s MBR to boot, with the rest of the install on the SCII disk. I know how robust the damn thing is.
On top of all that I’m a geek of some 20 years standing, I built my first computer from a kit, and I’m a UNIX sysadmin by trade, but nothing I have done so far has made the slightest bit of difference, and it’s really, really REALLY beginning to piss me off!
To top it all off Hotmail isn’t taking mail from here, so I had to create another account using lycos… Argh!
So, in the unlikely event you ever get it working, let me know, I’m going to do something easier and install Linux on my Xbox instead.