No IOS file on 8 port Cisco Catalyst 3560

Posted on 2011-10-30
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have an 8 port cisco catalyst 3560 and I'm trying to place an IOS image I have on it since the device doesn't have any at all (which means I can't seem to configure it with an IP address to send the file via tftp).

I'm trying to figure out if there's a way for me to get this file on to the catalyst.

If I check the catalyst filesystem:
switch: dir flash:
Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx  1169      <date>               config.text
    3  -rwx  5         <date>               private-config.text

27994112 bytes available (4096 bytes used)

if I check the options I have:

switch: ?
        boot -- Load and boot an executable image
         cat -- Concatenate (type) file(s)
        copy -- Copy a file
      delete -- Delete file(s)
         dir -- List files in directories
  flash_init -- Initialize flash filesystem(s)
      format -- Format a filesystem
        fsck -- Check filesystem consistency
        help -- Present list of available commands
      memory -- Present memory heap utilization information
       mkdir -- Create dir(s)
        more -- Concatenate (display) file(s)
      rename -- Rename a file
       reset -- Reset the system
       rmdir -- Delete empty dir(s)
         set -- Set or display environment variables
      set_bs -- Set attributes on a boot sector filesystem
   set_param -- Set system parameters in flash
       sleep -- Pause (sleep) for a specified number of seconds
        type -- Concatenate (type) file(s)
 -- MORE --
       unset -- Unset one or more environment variables
     version -- Display boot loader version

Any ideas how I can get the IOS image i have on my mac over to this switch so I can start using it again?
Question by:ntmyflt
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    Expert Comment

    As stated, you will likely have to Xmodem the file over.
    Make sure to follow the step to increase the console speed before transferring.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Istvan Kalmar
    First of all you need an IOS do you have same device?

    Author Closing Comment

    Xmodem transfer worked perfectly

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