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Cisco Switch "error writing new config file"

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I was attempting to write my changes to a 3750 switch. I receive the error:
Error writing new config file "flash:/config.text.new"
Error writing new config file "flash:/private-config.text.new"[OK]

I performed a dir flash1: with these results:

FSwitch1#dir flash1:
Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx        6538  Jun 29 1993 21:06:21 +00:00  config.text
    4  -rwx         796  Jun 29 1993 21:05:48 +00:00  vlan.dat
    5  drwx         192   Mar 1 1993 00:27:13 +00:00  c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEB4
  363  -rwx        1024  Feb 10 1994 20:41:20 +00:00  config.text.new
  364  -rwx     7985152  Aug 11 1993 22:50:18 +00:00  sw

15998976 bytes total (512 bytes free)

I'm not all that familiar with the file system, and I'm not sure what I can delete, or how to do so. I need to be able to write my changes out to the switch.
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by:jjmartineziii
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hmm..you don't have an space left. Is that last file named "sw" only?
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by:ptuttle1319
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I'm not sure, how can I tell?
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by:JFrederick29
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Post a "show boot" from the switch to determine if you are booting the c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEB4 image or the "sw" image.
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by:ptuttle1319
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FSwitch1#sh boot
BOOT path-list      : flash:c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEB4/c3750-ipservices-mz.
122-25.SEB4.bin
Config file         : flash:/config.text
Private Config file : flash:/private-config.text
Enable Break        : no
Manual Boot         : no
HELPER path-list    :
Auto upgrade        : yes
-------------------
Switch 2
-------------------
BOOT path-list      : flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin
Config file         : flash:/config.text
Private Config file : flash:/private-config.text
Enable Break        : no
Manual Boot         : no
HELPER path-list    :

Auto upgrade        : no
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JFrederick29 earned 500 total points
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Okay, you can delete the "sw" file.  It's probably an old image.  You can TFTP it off the switch first if you want to back it up.

To delete it:

del flash:sw
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by:ptuttle1319
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Good deal, I backed up the sw file and then deleted it. Thanks for the help!
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