This chapter includes the following:
|If you've already installed an evaluation version of QNX SDP 6.5.0, and you've purchased and received a commercial QNX license or you've received an evaluation extension license, please go to “Commercializing your evaluation software,” below.|
When you boot, you're asked to choose the partition by its number. If you're then prompted to choose from multiple .diskroot files, choose the one that corresponds to the partition that you already chose.
|Processor||2 GHz or more Intel Pentium 4||2 GHz or more Intel Pentium 4|
|RAM||512 MB||1 GB|
|Disk space||3.0 GB||3.5 GB|
|Some x86 systems can run in System Management Mode (SMM), where the BIOS installs special code that runs when a System Management Interrupt (SMI) occurs. SMI interrupts may be generated by the motherboard or peripheral hardware, and can't be masked by the operating system. When SMM is entered, normal operations — including the OS — are suspended, and the SMI handler runs at a high priority. Avoid using systems where SMM can't be disabled, because it can destroy QNX Neutrino's realtime performance. The OS can't do anything about the delays that SMM introduces, nor can the OS even detect that the system has entered SMM.|
You can also install the QNX Neutrino RTOS as a virtual machine on VMware Workstation 6.5 or 7.0, VMWare Player 3.0, and Microsoft VirtualPC 2007. To ensure that VMware is supported for your host, search the compatibility guide located at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php. If you find problems with any virtualization environment, please post your findings in one of the forums in our Foundry27 community website.
QNX SDP 6.5.0 SP1 requires 250 MB of disk space; the version for x86 targets requires 220 MB.
We recommend you use the following BIOS settings:
To install QNX SDP 6.5.0 SP1, do the following:
chmod a+x qnxsdp-6.5.0SP1-20123030202-nto.sh
If an error occurs while you're booting your system, the boot loader may display the error messages listed below, depending on the type of partition that you chose.
For a Power-Safe (fs-qnx6.so) filesystem, the boot loader may display the following messages:
If an error occurs when you boot from a QNX 4 filesystem, the boot loader displays one of the following characters, and then the boot process halts:
For more information, see the Controlling How Neutrino Starts chapter of the QNX Neutrino User's Guide.
The QNX Momentics Tool Suite and certain related products require activation. If you don't activate the product within the specified timeframe, the product will cease to function until you activate it. No personal data is transferred during the activation process. If your license key indicates that you have a “named user” license, the activation requires that you provide an email address.
If your development host is connected to the Internet, you can activate QNX SDP automatically.
if your machine isn't connected to the Internet, you must activate your software manually from a machine that is, by doing the following:
The Manual Activation dialog appears with an activate-prompt key. This dialog has a button that you can use to save the activate-prompt key in a file, /etc/qnx/license/activate_prompt_key.txt. Using this file eliminates the need to retype the key, which can be error-prone.
If you choose not to activate at the time of installation, you can activate later by selectingfrom the Launch menu, or by entering the following at a terminal prompt:
If you installed an evaluation copy of QNX SDP 6.5.0, and you've now received a commercial QNX license, do the following to add your commercial license:
To completely uninstall QNX SDP, simply erase or delete the partition you installed it in.
To determine the base directory for QNX SDP, open a command shell and use the qconfig command. For example:
$ qconfig QNX Installations Installation Name: QNX Software Development Platform 6.5.0 Version: 6.5.0 Base Directory: /usr/qnx650/ QNX_HOST: /usr/qnx650/host/qnx6/x86/ QNX_TARGET: /usr/qnx650/target/qnx6/
The base directory in this example is /usr/qnx650/, but it could be different on your machine, depending on where you installed QNX SDP.