Overview of images

Before you use the IDE to create OS images for your hardware, you must first understand the steps that occur when a system starts up. You must also become familiar with the concepts involved in building images.

We recommend you read the following sections in the Building Embedded Systems guide:

To learn about: See:
QNX startup sequence The boot process
Image components for each stage of startup, including IPL, IFS, and EFS BSP components
Startup programs Startup programs
OS images OS Images
Combined images that join together multiple components Combining multiple image files
Buildfiles, including buildfile syntax, bootstrap files, and startup scripts OS Image Buildfiles