(This is a guest post by Antoni Sawicki aka Tenox)
This time the object of the competition is QNX version 1.2. A demo disk is covered here. This is the set of floppy disks:
As you can see the boot disk is copy-protected. As such I have imaged these disks using both KryoFlux and SuperCard Pro. The magnetic flux stream images are available here. For verification I have converted the raw stream of the demo disk in to a sector image using HFE tool. The converted disk boots and works correctly in an emulator. The demo disk can also help with analyzing the boot process since it’s known to work.
The contest is to virtualize the OS, install it and provide a fully working hard disk image with the OS installed. Any emulator of your choice or method is acceptable as long as anyone can download and run it. The prize is $100 via PayPal and of course the fame! 🙂 The winner will be whoever comments the article first with a verifiable working solution.
A bonus $50 prize will be awarded if you can patch the boot floppy disk so that it can be installed as if the copy protection was never there.
UPDATE: The competition has ben won: QNX 1.2 Virtualized
UPDATE 2 : QNX 1.2 challenge Act II – HDD Boot