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Can I install IOS 8.0 on a PIX 506E

PIX 506E w/512mb RAM, 8MB Flash. Do I have what I need? Thanks.
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lrmooreCommented:
No.
Sorry. 7.x and higher will never be supported on the 506 or 501 platforms.
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adamant40Author Commented:
Are we talking not supported as in "Cisco didn't test it", or not supported as in "No way in hell can this be done no matter HOW smart you are"?  Thank you.
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lrmooreCommented:
Can't be done. It simply will not install. The conversion process of the upgrade checks the hardware platform and will not convert the flash memory to the new format.
The file system itself is vastly different. Compare

>PIX 506E w/512mb RAM
506e only has 32MB RAM and is not expandable

Hardware:   PIX-506E, 32 MB RAM, CPU Pentium II 300 MHz
Flash E28F640J3 @ 0x300, 8MB
BIOS Flash AM29F400B @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

PIX 506 with 6.3(5):
PIX506# sho flash
flash file system:  version:3  magic:0x12345679
  file 0: origin:       0 length:1978424
  file 1: origin: 2097152 length:8442
  file 2: origin:       0 length:0
  file 3: origin: 2752512 length:3152452
  file 4: origin: 6029312 length:131072
  file 5: origin: 8257536 length:308
PIX506#

ASA5510 with 8.0:
Result of the command: "sho flash"

--#--  --length--  -----date/time------  path
   91  416354      Mar 09 2007 16:53:28  stc.pkg
    2  8192        Jul 03 2007 10:00:50  log
   94  416354      Mar 09 2007 16:26:48  sslclient-win-1.1.3.173.pkg
   95  837         Mar 09 2007 18:23:34  logo.gif
   96  2248        Mar 09 2007 18:24:18  custom_logo.PNG
   97  8192        Mar 22 2007 09:16:36  sdesktop
  101  4295        Oct 15 2007 14:33:40  sdesktop/data.xml
   98  14524416    Jul 03 2007 09:54:52  asa802-k8.bin
   99  6889764     Jul 03 2007 09:56:42  asdm-602.bin
    6  8192        Jul 03 2007 10:01:02  crypto_archive
  100  3257427     Jul 05 2007 15:01:00  securedesktop-asa-3.2.0.123-k9.pkg

255426560 bytes total (228827136 bytes free)

Here's what happens when you try:
pix506e# copy tftp://192.168.122.150/pix722.bin flash:
copying tftp://EMERALD4/pix722.bin to flash:image
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Received 8312832 bytes
Flash filesystem recreated.
Erasing current image
Insufficient flash space available for this request:
  Size info: request:8224824 current:1978424 delta:6246400 free:2621440
Image not installed

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adamant40Author Commented:
Thank you for the excellent explination.  
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