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Unable to Boot QNX 6.3.2 after installation

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Postby Tim » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:51 pm

Praveen,

I'm glad you got QNX to install again finally.

As for the Generating Help Viewing Index message, all I can say is leave it running over night and see if it completes.

The only reasons I can think of for it taking this long are:

1) Lack of Harddrive space (with 40 Gigs that can't be true if all 40 are allocated to QNX)
2) Slow CPU (yours appears to be fine)
3) Lack of Memory (256 Megs isn't very much for a Momentics development system and may not run even if the helpviewer does finish. My guess is this is the bottleneck assuming it's not harddrive space related)

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I have the same problem.

Postby savant2 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:18 am

I have the same problem.

I'm a computer repairman in branch office of small company in Korea.

We have several QNX server which I installed.

each have the same parts, of course same performance, but I couldn't install QNX only this machine.

Yesterday I found it doesn't work(it have had installed QNX Ver 6.2.0 and was working probably) so I formatted hard disk and installed QNX.

but it hangs showing "Generating helpviewer search database" more than 3 hours.

I was able to install Windows XP too.

Next week, an engineer will come here to fix this machine, I expect then I can know what's the problem.
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RE: I have the same problem.

Postby juanplacco » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:52 pm

... but I couldn't install QNX only this machine


I repeat what I said. As I see, It seems to be a hardware problem. Don't you have programs to test the hardware (hard disk R/W, RAM memory, peripherical detection, etc...) ?
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Postby praveen.peddi » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:23 am

Hi All,

Thanks a ton for your support... :D

The issue has been resolved and the problem was with the RAM size, I had swapped the Hard disk to new system wich has 512 MB of ram and it started booting with out any errors, where as my earlier RAM size was 256 MB.

Thanks,
Praveen Peddi.
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Corrupted filesystem after installation

Postby praveen.peddi » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:54 pm

praveen.peddi wrote:Hi All,

Thanks a ton for your support... :D

The issue has been resolved and the problem was with the RAM size, I had swapped the Hard disk to new system wich has 512 MB of ram and it started booting with out any errors, where as my earlier RAM size was 256 MB.

Thanks,
Praveen Peddi.


Hi All,

I'm back again with few more issues..., my files in /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/lib and some other in /var are corrupted. when i do ls -ltr it gives the below output,

ls: Corrupted file system detected (./
crgb
0xffffffff
1004
data
26
3011
multi
5
Site:)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./g
1282,1334445470
3010
font
TextFont08
1004
data)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./
dim
24,20
1006
flag
2,1334445470
3001
pixmap
)
ls: No such file or directory (./X)
ls: No such file or directory (.)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./
)
ls: )orrupted file system detected (./
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./
)
ls: No such file or directory (./
)
ls: Corrupted)file system detected (./
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./5,2
3003
short
4
1005
dim
29,22
1006
flag
256,13)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./ort
0
2005
short
0
2002
crgb
0xc6c6c6
2015
flag
)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./06
flag
258,1334445470
1005
dim
363,22
3002
flag)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./Font08
3011
multi
3
adf3015
short
0
10001
flag
1)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./ort
0
10004000
lock
0
0
PtComboBox
3
base_transl)
ls: Corrupted file system detected (./a
33
10001
flag
1200,8191
23003
font
TextFont08
)
total 9054629
---xr-xrwt 12337 2676 2616 174547308 Jul 24 1975
288,8191
4008
f
---Srw-r-t 14898 14900 12850 841626161 Jun 05 1992 2<<3:4:222222222
----r-xr-T 12336 2613 12337 1600484193 Aug 16 1995 0
PtComboBox
4
b
----rw--wT 12594 12850 12850 842084914 Feb 26 1996 ''12222222102222
---sr----t 12336 14386 12554 174547308 May 08 1999
pos
0,95
1006
f
d--x------ 16445 15680 15677 656877359 Jul 25 2002 =2<====<=>?:=2=2
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 Jan 29 22:13
---sr-xr-t 14385 13366 11321 170920496 Oct 20 2021 3
10004000
lock

---Srw--wt 2676 26739 29295 174876002 Jul 26 2029 00
lock
0
0
PtLa

I'm not sure of what has gone wrong, But i've tried reparing the filesystem using chkfsys and it says,

[ /etc/system/trap/unknown ]
link lost
Paused (Cannot fix)...

Dir /usr/local/lib
[ /usr/local/lib/10
1006
flag
167773312,1334445470
1005
dim
40,17 ]
link lost
Paused (Cannot fix)... Y
Dir /usr/local/bin
[ /usr/local/bin/''1222222210222222120'12 ]
link lost
Paused (Cannot fix)... Y
Dir /var
Dir /var/state
Dir /var/state/dhcp
Dir /var/clipboard
[ /var/clipboard/QNX_6.3.2 ]
link lost
Paused (Cannot fix)... Y
Dir /var/log
Dir /var/run
[ /var/run/ ]
link lost
Paused (Cannot fix)... Y
Dir /var/lock
[ /var/lock/3ÿ ]
link lost
Paused (Cannot fix)... Y
Dir /var/spool
Dir /var/spool/mail
[ /var/spool/mail/))/)T/)/S0)))))))) ]
link lost
Paused (Cannot fix)... Y
Dir /var/spool/mqueue
[ /var/spool/mqueue/ ]
link lost
Dir /var/spool/cron
Dir /var/spool/cron/crontabs
[ /var/spool/cron/crontabs/
111,33
1005
dim
118,21
10004000
lock
0
0
PtColo ]
link lost
Paused (Cannot fix)...
Dir /var/dumps
[ /var/dumps/ÿ ]
link lost
Paused (Cannot fix)...
Paused (Cannot fix)... Y
Dir /var/help
]/var/help/ÂÃ
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RE: Corrupted filesystem after installation

Postby mario » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:57 pm

You could try chkfsys from 6.4. You could try to zap file folder that reports error and the restart chkfsys. However it looks like you have lost some files...
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Re: RE: Corrupted filesystem after installation

Postby praveen.peddi » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:53 pm

mario wrote:You could try chkfsys from 6.4. You could try to zap file folder that reports error and the restart chkfsys. However it looks like you have lost some files...


Hi Mario,

Could you please brief little bit more, what does this zap does, as per my understanding zap deleted the folder with bad blocks, but how to reconstruct them..??

Could please explain it to me... :D

Thanks,
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RE: Re: RE: Corrupted filesystem after installation

Postby praveen.peddi » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:50 pm

Hi All,

I've reinstalled the OS as no major applications were running o the system and it's a new machine.
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Re: RE: Corrupted filesystem after installation

Postby maschoen » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:21 pm

praveen.peddi wrote:
mario wrote:You could try chkfsys from 6.4. You could try to zap file folder that reports error and the restart chkfsys. However it looks like you have lost some files...


Hi Mario,

Could you please brief little bit more, what does this zap does, as per my understanding zap deleted the folder with bad blocks, but how to reconstruct them..??

Could please explain it to me... :D

Thanks,
Praveen Peddi


Zap updates the directory that the file or directory you zap is in. This makes it unavailable through the directory structure but does not reclaim the lost blocks. These are still marked as used in the /.bitmap file. To clean up, you run chkfsys with no files open on the disk. Chkfsys rebuilds an image of /.bitmap and compares it with the original. If it finds blocks that can be reclaimed it does a read check to make sure they can be read.

BTW, if you are getting bad blocks, any bad blocks, you should get a new hard drive as quickly as possible. Modern drives automatically replace bad sectors until they run out of spares so a bad block is sure sign that the drive is in trouble.
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