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Does a Cisco router NEED the .bin extension at the end of the IOS name to boot to it after loading from a TFTP Server?  I have heard conflicting things on this.  In other words, if I go and change the IOS name to something totally different, with no extension, will it work?
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Question by:Silas
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by:geoffryn
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Why would you want to do that?
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I agree with Lrmoore. Whenever I upgrade the router I just rename the image to routermodel-iosversion and tftp it into the router like that. I don't use extensions either.
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