Here are the instructions to follow if you wish to increase
the the time to
select a partition at the prompt:
Boot Partition 1
The delay while waiting for a keystroke is accomplished by
counting timer ticks,
which are approximately 55ms each. The current value is 0024 hex, which is
36 x 55ms = 2 seconds.
COUNT DELAY 0024 2 seconds 010E 15 seconds 0438 60 seconds
Note that the least significant byte preceeds the most significant, so 0024 appears on the screen as 24 00.
Use spatch to directly modify the primary boot loader, which is the zeroeth sector of hard disk 0.fdisk /dev/hd0
00001:080: EE B8 31 00 03 C6 A2 84 07 BE 68 07 E8 C5 FF B9
00001:090:[24 00]B4 01 55 51 CD 16 59 5D 75 17 06 BA 40 00
00001:0a0: 8E C2 26 8B 16 6C 00 26 3B 16 6C 00 74 F9 07 E2
00001:0b0: E1 EB 20 B4 00 CD 16 3C 31 72 18 3C 34 77 14 E8
IF THE OTHER VALUES ON THE SCREEN DO NOT MATCH, THEN YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT VERSION OF THE BOOT LOADER - DO NOT CONTINUE, OR YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BOOT YOUR SYSTEM !
Choose Edit. Navigate with the arrow keys and overtype the 24 00 with new values you have chosen. Be sure you do not accidentally change any other bytes. Use the keypad grey plus key to terminate Edit and choose Save, then Quit.
You system should now boot, but with a longer delay.
If you have made an error and cannot boot your system, re-install the original loader as follows:
Boot the system from the QNX Boot Diskette.
Mount the Fsys driver that matches the type of disk controller you have:
example: Fsys.eide &
Choose Loader, then Save, then Quit
This will re-install the primary boot loader.