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Old 05 February 2009, 02:53   #14
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This is what happens when I boot my PIII machine from the QNX v6.4 Installation and Boot CD and install the Software Development Platform to a new partition on my hard disk.

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Boot from CD :
  1. FD 2.88M  System Type (0F)
Hit ESC for .altboot............................................................
................................
Press the space bar to input boot options or D to disable DMA...
Trying SATA ahci. Scanning for devices...
Trying EIDE. Scanning for devices...
...found 2 devices
Detected USB. Scanning for devices...
Trying SATA mvSata. Scanning for devices...
 
Please select a boot option. Option F2 is great for testing QNX compatibility
on new hardware without writing anything to the hard disk. It can also be
used for system recovery.
 
F2 - Run from CD (Hard Disk filesystems mounted under /fs)
F3 - Install QNX to a new hard disk partition
 
Select? F3
 
QNX Software Development Platform 6.4.0 Installation
 
This installation will create a QNX partition on your hard disk and
create a bootable QNX Neutrino image. You may abort this installation
at any prompt by pressing the F12 key.
 
Press F1 to continue.
Press F2 to set verbose (debug) mode.
Choice (F1, F2)? F1
 
Please enter your license key:
 
QNX NON-COMMERCIAL END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
 
[snip]
 
Document Version: NCEULA_v003_Oct2-08
 
F1: Accept F2: Reject? F1
 
Please enter the disk you would like to install QNX Neutrino on.
The disk must be bootable from your BIOS.
 
Disk  Device    Contr.    Size    Hd  Sect    Cyl  Drive Name
F1    /dev/hd0  EIDE      38166M  255   63   4865  ST340810A
 
Chose disk (F1)? F1
 
                          *** WARNING ***
You have a disk that is larger than 8.4 Gigabytes. The original BIOS
calls to access the disk are unable to read data above 8.4G. If your
BIOS is older than 1998, you may be forced to choose option 2. Newer
BIOSes support an extended disk read call that can access the entire
drive.
 
F1 Allow the QNX partition to be anywhere on the disk.
F2 Keep the QNX partition below 8.4G.
 
Choice (F1, F2)? F1
 
Choose Partition Type
 
Please choose a type for your partition. The default is type 179.
Choose this if you are unsure.
 
You would typically choose an alternate partition if there was data
on an existing Type 179 partition which you do not wish to overwrite, or
if you wish to use the QNX 4 file system (used in QNX Neutrino 6.2.x
and 6.3.x).
 
Power-Safe file system:
F1   Type 179  (not currently used)
F2   Type 178  (not currently used)
F3   Type 177  (not currently used)
 
QNX 4 filesystem:
F4   Type 79   (not currently used)
F5   Type 78   (not currently used)
F6   Type 77   (not currently used)
 
Choose partition type: (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6)? F1
 
Your disk has room for a 38162 megabyte QNX partition.
 
Please enter the size of the partition you would like to create.
 
F1 Use all available space
F2 Enter a size
F3 Delete a partition
 
Choose (F1, F2, F3)? F2
 
Enter a size of partition in MB (min=1843 max=38162) [C = cancel]: 9540
 
You have chosen to create a 9540MB partition.
 
Is this correct?
 
F1 Yes
F2 No
 
Choice (F1, F2)? F1
 
Mounting filesystems...
 
Copying files to the new QNX partition. Please wait...
 
100% Copying core files to hard disk.
100% COPY /cd/boot/fs/qnxbase.ifs to /hdisk/boot/fs
100% COPY /cd/boot/fs/qnxbase.ifs to /hdisk/.boot
100% COPY /cd/boot/fs/qnxbasedma.ifs to /hdisk/boot/fs
100% COPY /cd/boot/fs/qnxbasedma.ifs to /hdisk/.boot
100% COPY /cd/boot/fs/qnxbasesmp.ifs to /hdisk/boot/fs
100% COPY /cd/boot/fs/qnxbasesmp.ifs to /hdisk/.boot
 
Recording licenses...complete
 
QNX Software Development Platform 6.4.0 Installation
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Throughout the installation you will be prompted for the necessary
information. The default answers are displayed in brackets after
the question. If you press the <Enter> key, the default answer
will be used. After typing your answer, press the <Enter> key to
continue the installation
 
Do you wish to install to the default location of 'usr/qnx640' (y/n)? [y]
 
You have the option of installing a package of GNU Public License (GPL)
based programs for your target environment. This package contains utilities
such as GNU tar and GNU sed.
 
Do you wish to install the GNU Public License Utility  package (y/n)? [y]
 
Installing qnx6-host... please wait
Installing qnx6-target... please wait
Installing qnx6-target-html... please wait
Installing qnx6-target-gpl... please wait
 
The configuration information for this installation has been recorded
in the following file:
/etc/qnx/qconfig/qnx-6.4.0.xml
 
Press ENTER to continue...
 
** Installation complete **
 
Please review the License Guide located in /usr/qnx640/install/qnxsdp/6.4.0
Please remove the installation media then press 'Enter' to reboot
The default display setup is as follows:
Driver: svga
Color Mode: 64K
Resolution: 640x480
Refresh: 60Hz
Cursor: hardware

For the time being, accept the defaults. At the Login screen, log in as 'root' (no password necessary), and the QNX Desktop is displayed.

I found it convenient to optimize the display configuration with the Solitaire game running.

Optimum display setup for nVidia Geforce 2 MX400 64MB graphics card:
Driver: tnt
Color Mode: 16M (+ 8 bit alpha)
Resolution: 1024x768
Refresh: 70Hz
Cursor: hardware

Henceforth, when the system is shut down and rebooted, the following information is displayed during the boot process:

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Boot from CD :
Press F1-F4 to select drive or select partition 1? 1

QNX v1.2a Boot Loader: qnxbasesmp.ifs......
 
Press the space bar to input boot options or D to disable DMA...
Trying SATA ahci. Scanning for devices...
Trying EIDE. Scanning for devices...
...found 2 devices
Detected USB. Scanning for devices...
Trying SATA mvSata. Scanning for devices...
Starting extra run commands
In my next post here, I will describe the features of the QNX Desktop.
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