I'm new to the Cisco stuff and I'm just playing around with routers such, and am curious what's the difference between the System Bootstrap and the Cisco IOS?
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-IK9S-M), Version 12.2(31), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
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Compiled Thu 11-Aug-05 17:24 by tinhuang
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ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(6r), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
ROM: C2600 Software (C2600-IK9S-M), Version 12.2(31), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Should they also always be on the same main version number? Also I know Cisco provides the IOS's to download and upgrade,but how about the System Bootstrap?