reinstallation of code on GSR

Posted on 2006-05-24
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
i ahve been told to reinstall the IOS to fix a GSR problem i am having..does that mean loading the code from a code server we have to my router one more time...or this is more like reload? i am just wondering what "reinstallation" exactly meant
Question by:eehabsuliman

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    do i need to delete the current code file i have or just load again and it will overwrite...
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    Give us a 'sh run | i boot' and a 'sh ver' so we can answer as accurately as possible.

    Your GRP or PRP has on-board bootflash and some form of swappable flash slots (I know GRP-B has two PCMCIA slots; don't have a PRPx to reference).  You may be booting your image from the bootflash or a slot/disk.  If someone is suggesting that you reinstall the IOS, you probably want to copy the image from CCO to a TFTP server and then onto your GSR into a different spot than the existing image, so that you can compare if the copy worked better.

    Your "boot bootldr" and "boot system" commands will tell us how your GSR is booting.

    You may also need to switch to a different image; whoever is telling you to reinstall the IOS image may also be suggesting you load an image with certain bugs fixed.

    As a reminder, remember that ATA flash disks (and possibly Compact Flash cards, if the PRP takes those instead) are likely not directly bootable.  You'll need a boot loader image on a linear flash device (either the onboard bootflash or a PCMCIA linear flash card) and then have the GSR boot the full image.

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    car1.#sh run | i boot
    boot system disk0:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.eng-sp-V122_18_SXF4.bin
    no ip bootp server
    diagnostic bootup level complete

    car1#sh ver
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-ADVIPSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Experimental Version 12.2(20060425:182644) [atri-SR_602938267 106]
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Tue 25-Apr-06 11:28 by atri
    Image text-base: 0x40101040, data-base: 0x42DA8000

    ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    BOOTLDR: s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-ADVIPSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Experimental Version 12.2(20060425:182644) [atri-SR_602938267 106]

    car1 uptime is 2 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes
    Time since car1 switched to active is 2 days, 22 hours, 21 minutes
    System returned to ROM by s/w reset (SP by power-on)
    System restarted at 21:41:47 GMT Mon May 22 2006
    System image file is "disk0:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.eng-sp-V122_18_SXF4.bin"
    Host configuration file is "tftp://10.67.x.x/ops/mpepin/car1"

    65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
    Configuration register is 0x2102

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    "You'll need a boot loader image on a linear flash device"..that is a comment u made earlier...what is a boot loader image...i checked all my devices and i only see the bootable image on disk0:
    and it works...with the exception of the console issue i explained earlier
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    Ah, a 6509, NOT a GSR.  You'll get much better help if you tell people the right platform.

    One CF slot, no way the bootflash is big enough to hold an SXF image.

    Two choices:
    copy the image onto your existing disk with a different filename (so you can have old and new on the same card) and boot to that by removing your existing "boot system ..." line, adding a new "boot system <filename>" line, and restoring the old "boot system ..." line.  reload.


    buy a new CF card, swap cards, copy the new image onto there, and reload.
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    The Sup720 can boot straight to a CF (AFAIK), so you don't need a boot loader image.

    The GSR GRP can't boot straight to an ATA flash disk (same with the 7500 RSP1/2/4), so a boot loader image is needed IF you don't have enough contiguous linear flash space to store the images.

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