PIX 520 Hardware setup and console information
Posted on 2004-09-22
Got an old PIX 520. Does anyone know the hardware setup on these. I've cracked it open, and it looks like there is an IDE going from the system board to a floppy and also to a hard drive. So ... should I assume that the IOS, or whatever Cisco calls their Firewall OS, is stored on the HD, and you update it through the Floppy?
Also, if I cannot get a console connection (Hyperterm setting are correct, I believe), should I also assume that the Hard drive is crapped out? If so, is there any possible way to fix this considering that the End of Sale was back in 2001 (and I bet I know the answer to this)?
*I know I've asked a couple questions here, but I'm offering 500 points so I don't feel so bad :)