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Not able to transfer IOS to Catalyst 4006 using Xmodem in HyperTerminal

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I have copied a .bin file from an updated 4006 on my network.  I am trying to pull it down to another 4006 that is not on the network using Xmodem in HyperTerminal.  I keep getting an error stating No response from remote system.  I have tried using the CLI and by going to Transfer-Send with no luck.  I cannot figure out how to get this to work.
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by:Don Johnston
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Can you connect your PC to an ethernet port and use TFTP or FTP?
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no
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What supervisor engine does the 4006 have?
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I think it's Supervisor Engine III, but I'm not exactly sure how to tell.  I have, however, managed to get it on the network to use tftp, but everytime I try to copy the IOS I get File too large, limit is bytes.  There is no IOS on it currently, and I'm having to do everything from rommon
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by:Don Johnston
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Yeah, TFTP has problems with larger file sizes. You should use FTP instead.

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I'm not familiar with using ftp...any suggestions?
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by:Don Johnston
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Well, it's just like using TFTP but you'll have to enter a username/password. There are a number of FTP server packages available on the internet that can be loaded on your PC. Once you've got that configured, the IOS command is the same as for TFTP, you'll just leave off the first "T". :-)
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by:cwdriver
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I'm getting the same error when I use FTP.
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by:Don Johnston
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Do you have enough flash? It sounds like the IOS file is larger than the available flash.
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by:cwdriver
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I have 64MB of flash available...there is no IOS on there currently and every IOS version I have attempted to download calls for minimum 64MB.
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What version are you trying to upload?
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I have 3 different ones that I'm trying:
cat4000-i5s-mz.122-25.EW.bin
cat4000-i9s-mz.121-20.EW4.bin
cat4000-is-mz.121-23.E4.bin
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They should work. If you've tried TFTP, FTP and Xmodem and you get the same result, I would suspect a bad file. But since you've got 3 different files, it's highly unlikely that all 3 would fail at the same place. Which leads me to think you've got a bad flash card. Can you put your flash in another 4000 and try to copy it on that platform?
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by:cwdriver
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Unfortunately that's not an option.  Looks like I'll just have to buy new flash and try it again.
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Ok, now I'm having a problem because this is a Supervisor Engine II with no slot that I can see to change out the flash.  Is it only onboard with this model?  What should I do now?
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There's your problem. The 4000 sup II can only run CatOS.

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I'll just replace it with a sup III and continue on my way...thanks for the help!
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Guess if I would have paid closer attention to the fine print on the blade I would've seen it was a II and not a III :)
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