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Dear Experts: I was not able to upgrade my 2600 router using thi steps: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_tech_note09186a00801fc986.shtml#step3

I erase the flash in order to start new sort of thing. I have the ISO an dthe tfp ready to go need the commands to run the upgrade or ISO install from ROMMON. I was getting an error message before http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps133/products_tech_note09186a008020b19e.shtml

Am I been clear with the help I need? Thanks!
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I can't get it to work see I have this error now:


System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(8r) [cmong 8r], RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.
C2600 platform with 131072 Kbytes of main memory

device does not contain a valid magic number
boot: cannot open "flash:"
boot: cannot determine first file name on device "flash:"

System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(8r) [cmong 8r], RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.
C2600 platform with 131072 Kbytes of main memory
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When you boot the router per the above direction do you get to the ROMMON> prompt or the Router(boot)>prompt?

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ROMMON>
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Did you change the confreg setting to 0x2101 and reboot?
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yes I did and I did not go to the desire step of setiing up the router. I get the message I pasted before basicly this is happing:
boot: cannot open "flash:"
boot: cannot determine first file name on device "flash:"
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If you are unable to boot to anything besides rommon then you will need to load your IOS with the this.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_tech_note09186a008015bf9e.shtml

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What Am I doing wrong here?


PHY did not complete auto-negotation, status = 0x100
.........
ARP: address resolution for 172.16.11.49 timed out.
ARP failed with failure code 1.  TFTP transfer aborted.

TFTP: Operation terminated prematurely.
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That message is saying the router is not getting a ARP reply from the tftp server. is there a firewall or anything in between these two that could be blocking tftp communication?
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Verify the following:

The TFTP server is running.

The IOS file is in the root directory of the TFTP server.

If possible, connect directly to the PC running the TFTP server with a crossover cable.

If the router has two built-in Ethernet or fast Ethernet interfaces, always use the first interface (usually 0/0). You must use the built-in interface.

All variable commands must be upper case. The variable itself is case sensitive as in the case of a filename, as shown in the following example:
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I am connected to the Router via console cable. This will work correct?
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Yes you will need to be connected via the console and then also have another connection running from your tftp server to an interface.

Make sure you have a static Ip set on the tftp server and then the instructions show you how to configure the ip on the router interface. Make sure as i mentioned above to only use the first ethernet interface usually it is either f0/0 or e0/0.
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