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Cisco Router 2801 cant read image on flash card

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Hi,

I have a problem with our Cisco 2801. It boots directly into ROMMON mode.
This is how it looks like.

System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)T8, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Initializing cache
Initializing TLB and required TLB entries
Reading monitor variables from NVRAM
Init Rommon Upgrade NVRAM Vars
Init Rommon Upgrade startPLD version 0x10
GIO ASIC version 0x127
Reset IO
Enabling interrupts
Reading cookie
Initializing main memory
Sizing NVRAM
Initializing PCI subsystem
Exiting init

c2801 processor with 131072 Kbytes of main memory
Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with parity disabled


Readonly ROMMON initialized
boot: cannot open "flash:"
boot: cannot determine first executable file name on device "flash:"

System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)T8, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Initializing cache
Initializing TLB and required TLB entries
Reading monitor variables from NVRAM
Init Rommon Upgrade NVRAM Vars
Init Rommon Upgrade startPLD version 0x10
GIO ASIC version 0x127
Reset IO
Enabling interrupts
Reading cookie
Initializing main memory
Sizing NVRAM
Initializing PCI subsystem
Exiting init

c2801 processor with 131072 Kbytes of main memory
Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with parity disabled


Readonly ROMMON initialized
boot: cannot open "flash:"
boot: cannot determine first executable file name on device "flash:"

System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)T8, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Initializing cache
Initializing TLB and required TLB entries
Reading monitor variables from NVRAM
Init Rommon Upgrade NVRAM Vars
Init Rommon Upgrade startPLD version 0x10
GIO ASIC version 0x127
Reset IO
Enabling interrupts
Reading cookie
Initializing main memory
Sizing NVRAM
Initializing PCI subsystem
Exiting init

c2801 processor with 131072 Kbytes of main memory
Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with parity disabled


Readonly ROMMON initialized
rommon 1 >

I assume the problem is with the flash card. Is there a way I can test the card because I dont know if the image on the flash is corrupted or maybe the flash is dead?
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HI,
It is readble on PC, if you have a CF card reader!
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We don't have a CF card reader for PC. I guess this is the only way to test it? We also dont have another 2801 router to test the card....
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HI,

What is the command of dir flash: output?
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rommon 1 > dev
Devices in device table:
        id  name
    flash:  external compact flash
bootflash:  boot flash
    eprom:  eprom
rommon 2 > dir flash:
dir: cannot open device "flash:"
rommon 3 >
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I want to download the IOS rommon software from cisco site, but you need to have a have a valid Technical Support Services Agreement. Can I download this from other site? I have tried google it but no luck. Or can someone email it to me?
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No way,

It only download from CCO
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