Cisco Catalyst Needs 'boot' command to start

Posted on 2009-03-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

We currently have a Catalyst 4000 series switch. When the switch is power cycled we have to type in the word 'boot' for it to load the configuration and become functional.

Can anybody please explain to me how we can have the switch load without having to type in this commnad?

Question by:amerretz

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1)do "show version"
if you having the line different than
Configuration register is 0x2142

enter the command:
config-register 0x2102

2) pecify the system image that the router loads at startup:
boot system flash [device:][filename]
write mem <- store the config into startup-config
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by:Don Johnston
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CatOS or IOS?

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Don't know how can I tell?
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by:Don Johnston
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When you're in privileged mode, is the prompt

Switch# = IOS


Switch(enable)# =CatOS


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Greythorn earned 500 total points
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Try this, the sugestions from egyptco helped me

romon> set boot config-register boot bootflash

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