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How can I use floppy disk drive."

Postby jens mammen » Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:13 pm

Hello Everybody,

I have installed QNX 4.5 in my new 'HP Presario 1115L' machine using QNX installation CD. I am facing the following problems.

1. I couldn't make a QNX boot floppy during the installation. Even if I had inserted a new floppy disk in the drive, it was asking me to insert a disk in the floppy drive (It was not detecting the floppy disk - so I aborted that).

2. After the installation I am not able to boot from the hard disk. (I am using LILO as the boot loader - The other 2 OSs are booting well).
So I maid a QNX boot floppy from my friend's system and using that I am able to boot QNX in my system (Though the floppy drive was not detecting during the installation!!).

3. After booting QNX using the floppy, I am not able to mount any floppy disk using the mount comand. While trying that, getting the following error message:
mount: mount() of /dev/fd0 failed: Input/Output error.(I maid sure that the Fsys.floppy is running.)
(Even the fdformat & dinit commands are not working.)

So what will be the problems? It will be a great help if anyone can give me a solution for these problems.
(1. Not booting from the Harddisk.
2. Not able to use the Floppy drive)

Thanking you all in advance
Jens.
(I am a beginner in QNX, but very curious on it)


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Re: How can I use floppy disk drive."

Postby Frank Liu » Fri Oct 01, 2004 5:53 pm

1) is the hard disk too big? and QNX partition beyond cylinder 1024?
What's on the screen when you try to boot the HD?

2) QNX 4 has some issues with the new Pentium machine. Most of the
community QNX users are using QNX 6 because it is free. QNX 4 is very
expensive and there are all commercial users. You may want to contact
QNX for a new version of Fsys.floppy that works with Pentium machine.


On Fri, 1 Oct 2004 15:13:36 +0100 (BST), jens mammen
<jensjmammen-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hello Everybody,

I have installed QNX 4.5 in my new 'HP Presario 1115L' machine using QNX installation CD. I am facing the following problems.


1. I couldn't make a QNX boot floppy during the installation. Even if I had inserted a new floppy disk in the drive, it was asking me to insert a disk in the floppy drive (It was not detecting the floppy disk - so I aborted that).


2. After the installation I am not able to boot from the hard disk. (I am using LILO as the boot loader - The other 2 OSs are booting well).
So I maid a QNX boot floppy from my friend's system and using that I am able to boot QNX in my system (Though the floppy drive was not detecting during the installation!!).


3. After booting QNX using the floppy, I am not able to mount any floppy disk using the mount comand. While trying that, getting the following error message:
mount: mount() of /dev/fd0 failed: Input/Output error.(I maid sure that the Fsys.floppy is running.)
(Even the fdformat & dinit commands are not working.)

So what will be the problems? It will be a great help if anyone can give me a solution for these problems.
(1. Not booting from the Harddisk.
2. Not able to use the Floppy drive)

Thanking you all in advance
Jens.
(I am a beginner in QNX, but very curious on it)

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TCP/IP

Postby Angshuman Sarkar » Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:39 am

We are trying to make a TCP/IP stack for QNX. But we
feel that the available documentation (in the network
DDK section) is not enough for doing so. Can we buy
the project documentations necessary for the TCP/IP
stack. Kindly also tell us what are the components we
need to buy for the project. Can we get the source of
npm-ttcpip.so (the TCP/IP stack originally provided
with QNX). Is it open source, or we need to buy it?
Please tell us the cost of the components and how we
can buy.
Thanking you
Ansuman


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Re: How can I use floppy disk drive."

Postby jens mammen » Mon Oct 04, 2004 5:50 am

Hi,

My Hard disk is 40GB. First 5GB is used for Windows and the next 3GB is using for QNX.

My display shows the following while booting QNX :

Loading QNX
Press Esc for alternate OSC.

You mean by new Pentium system as P4? In P3 I have seen, Fsys.floppy is working.

Thanks
Jens

Frank Liu <gfrankliu-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
1) is the hard disk too big? and QNX partition beyond cylinder 1024?
What's on the screen when you try to boot the HD?

2) QNX 4 has some issues with the new Pentium machine. Most of the
community QNX users are using QNX 6 because it is free. QNX 4 is very
expensive and there are all commercial users. You may want to contact
QNX for a new version of Fsys.floppy that works with Pentium machine.

Frank


----- Original Message -----
From: jens mammen
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 15:13:36 +0100 (BST)
Subject: [Openqnx-developer] How can I use floppy disk drive."
To: openqnx-developer-5NWGOfrQmneRv+LV9MX5u ... .gmane.org


Hello Everybody,

I have installed QNX 4.5 in my new 'HP Presario 1115L' machine
using QNX installation CD. I am facing the following problems.


1. I couldn't make a QNX boot floppy during the installation. Even if
I had inserted a new floppy disk in the drive, it was asking me to
insert a disk in the floppy drive (It was not detecting the floppy
disk - so I aborted that).


2. After the installation I am not able to boot from the hard disk. (I
am using LILO as the boot loader - The other 2 OSs are booting well).
So I maid a QNX boot floppy from my friend's system and using that
I am able to boot QNX in my system (Though the floppy drive was not
detecting during the installation!!).


3. After booting QNX using the floppy, I am not able to mount any
floppy disk using the mount comand. While trying that, getting the
following error message:
mount: mount() of /dev/fd0 failed: Input/Output error.(I maid sure
that the Fsys.floppy is running.)
(Even the fdformat & dinit commands are not working.)

So what will be the problems? It will be a great help if anyone can
give me a solution for these problems.
(1. Not booting from the Harddisk.
2. Not able to use the Floppy drive)

Thanking you all in advance
Jens.
(I am a beginner in QNX, but very curious on it)

________________________________

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