I have been trying to install QNX on a new
HP Vectra pentium machine.
I first tryed to install on a brand new Vectra VL/6 166 Mhz machine
but on this machine the QNX boot diskette would hang the machine.
Now I am trying on a sligtly older Vectra VL/5 120 Mhz machine, with
a new 2.5 Gb hard disk (which came with the VL6 machine).
On this machine the QNX boot dikette boots without problem.
I follow the instructions on the :
"QNX 4.22 Disk Driver Update Installation Note" and set the BIOS
setings on the vectra:
MODE: User (eg. manual configuration)
Logical Block Addressing: Enabled
32-bit disk access : Disabled
Muldisector I/O: Disabled
PIO Mode: Standard (The original setting was Fast-4)
The machine booted from the hard disk with this settings in Windows 95.
Then I boot'ed the QNX boot diskette and run "install -d".
Then i deleted the DOS-partitions and created one big QNX (type 77)
partition covering the whole 2.6 Gb disk, the partition was marked as
Then i continued trough the rest of the installation:
dinit -hq /dev/hd0t77
mount /dev/hd0t77 /hd
dcheck -m /dev/hd0t77
STEP3 Copying from floppies to hard disk
copying disk1,2 and 4.
Then: 'Please insert '3rd party driver disk:' and i inserted the
"QNX 4.22 Disk Driver Update" diskette.
STEP 4: Accepted default settings.
STEP 5:Configured timezone, and NO QNX-network.
The installation then was completed and i rebooted the computer:
Boot Partition 4
Press Esc for alternate OS....
And the QNX machine did not get any further in the booting process.
The QNX 4.22 Fsys.floppy could cause
the system to hang when accessing the floppy drive on some of these
machines. It looks like this is what you are seeing here.
Now the floppy seems to work fine, the installation process seems to
work but the problem is to boot from the hard disk.
While using the fdisk program to partition the drive, some warnings
were given when I made the partition bootable, I did't know what to
do about the warning and continued with the installation.
I tied to disable the VL/4 memory cash, with same result.
any sugestions ?
Please send copy of reply directly to my email address.
Eyjlfur Gislason (M.Sc.)
(Department of Public Works)
Faroe Islands via Denmark