Image combination details

These settings control how images are combined within your QNX System Builder project. You can control how the EFS is aligned, what format the resulting image is, the location of the IPL, its image offset, and whether or not the IPL is padded to a certain size.

IPL file
The fully qualified name of a file that is concatenated to the front of an IFS image.
Pad IPL to
The amount of padding that is required for the IPL file you want to append to the front of an IFS image. If you need to accommodate an IPL file, the IPL plus the padding amount will provide the start of the IFS image. You need to select a value where the padding is equal to or greater than the size of your IPL
If the padding is less than the size of the IPL, the image won't contain the complete IPL.
Align file system to
Indicates the sector size that you want to align the file system to. Use this setting if you want to combine an EFS image. This image must be aligned to a sector size for the hardware (NOR flash).
Enter the board-specific offset. This setting is generally used for S-Record images. A hexadecimal amount that indicates the distance (displacement) from the beginning of the image up until the IFS image starts.

Many boards have a ROM monitor, a simple program that runs when you first power on the board. The ROM monitor lets you communicate with your board via a command-line interface (over a serial or Ethernet link), download images to the board's system memory, burn images into flash, etc.

The QNX System Builder has a TFTP server that you can use to communicate with your board.

Note: If your board doesn't have a ROM monitor, you probably can't use the download services in the IDE; you'll have to get the image onto the board some other way (e.g. JTAG). To learn how to connect to your particular target, consult your hardware and BSP documentation.
ROM size
A numerical value for the size of the ROM. To determine the amount of ROM you'll require, you can compile the code to create a hexadecimal file of the code, and then the size of the hexadecimal file is the size of the ROM you require.
Combined image format
Indicates the type of image format. If you want to download to the target, the resulting file will be copied to the type specified here.
Images to combine with
A list of the fully-qualified file names for the IFS and EFS images. The IFS and EFS images are appended in the order specified in this comma-separated list.