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My Cisco  WS-C2948G-GE-TX  will not autoboot

Posted on 2014-03-06
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From cold start:

0:00.576482: ig0: 00:18:18:36:40:be is 10.0.10.12
0:00.577209: netmask: 255.255.255.0
0:00.577556: broadcast: 10.0.10.255
0:00.577890: gateway: 10.1.3.254
WS-C2948G-GE-TX bootrom version 6.1(6), built on 2003.09.19 15:52:35
H/W Revisions:    Fin: 2    Ventral: 7    Board: 1
Supervisor MAC addresses: 00:18:18:36:40:80 through 00:18:18:36:40:bf (64 addresses)
Installed memory: 64 MB
Testing LEDs.... done!
rommon 1 >

From set:

rommon 1 > set
PS1=rommon ! >
TftpServer=10.0.10.100
WHICHBOOT=bootflash:cat4000-k8.8-4-2-GLX.bin
DiagBootMode=post
MemorySize=64
ResetCause=20
TmpfsAddr=2197815296
TmpfsSize=12582912
TmpfsDirectorySize=10240
DiagFreePageLimit=12288
AutobootStatus=fail
?=0
CONFIG_FILE=bootflash:switch.cfg
WHICHBOOT=bootflash:cat4000-k8.8-3-2-GLX.bin
ROMVERSION=6.1(6)
rommon 2 >


I belive I have cat4000-k8.8-4-2-GLX.bin in flash but not cat4000-k8.8-3-2-GLX.bin
when I type in boot the switch bootes up and start running normally
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by:Jordan Medlen
ID: 39909305
Once booted, can you run "dir" and paste the output here?

Also, to change the boot file, issue the command syntax "set boot system flash device:<filename>"
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by:soffcec
ID: 39909371
How do I clear set boot system flash device: ? I did set wrong text into it.

dir say's dir <device>
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by:soffcec
ID: 39909492
Well, I was wrong about the filename, but still have the problem

Console> (enable) dir
-#- -length- -----date/time------ name
  1  4662592 --- -- ---- --:--:-- cat4000-k8.8-3-2-GLX.bin

11065920 bytes available (4662720 bytes used)
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by:soffcec
ID: 39909500
What is the newest image I can use on this switch ?
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by:Jordan Medlen
ID: 39909510
So run the following command....

"set boot system flash bootflash:cat4000-k8.8-3-2-GLX.bin"

This should change your boot parameter and allow for autoboot. It appears you get the config from a TFTP server. So, you will then copy the config to your TFTP server so that upon reload, it gets the correct information. Or, you can modify the config on the TFTP server so that it boots correctly.
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by:soffcec
ID: 39909522
This did not work , maybe because then BOOT variable is full of trash ?


PS1=rommon ! >
TftpServer=10.0.10.100
DiagBootMode=post
WHICHBOOT=bootflash:cat4000-k8.8-3-2-GLX.bin
MemorySize=64
ResetCause=6
TmpfsAddr=2197815296
TmpfsSize=12582912
TmpfsDirectorySize=10240
DiagFreePageLimit=12288
AutobootStatus=fail
?=0
CONFIG_FILE=bootflash:switch.cfg
WHICHBOOT=cat4000-k8.8-4-2-GLX.bin
BOOT=device:cat4000-k8.8-4-2-GLX.bin[A[A[A[A[A[A[A[A[A,1;device:cat4000-k8.8-4-2-GLX.bin,1;device:cat4000-k8.8-4-2-GLX.bin,1;device:cat4000-k8.8-4-2-GLX.bin,1;device:,1;device:,1;device,1;bootflash:cat4000-k8.8-3-2-GLX.bin,1;
ROMVERSION=6.1(6)
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by:Jordan Medlen
ID: 39909542
Issue the following commands...

clear boot system all
set boot system flash bootflash:cat4000-k8.8-3-2-GLX.bin
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Expert Comment

by:Jordan Medlen
ID: 39909547
Add the following config line as well...

set boot auto-config bootflash:switch.cfg

If that is your actual config file.
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by:soffcec
ID: 39909686
rommon 3 > clear boot system all
Usage: clear boot
rommon 4 > set boot system flash bootflash:cat4000-k8.8-3-2-GLX.bin
Combined new BOOT variable would be too long!
Not changing BOOT variable in NVRAM.
rommon 5 >
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by:Jordan Medlen
ID: 39909808
These commands need to be run after the switch has booted. So issue the boot command and once in the CatOS, then issue the commands I provided earlier.
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by:soffcec
ID: 39909910
The switch is still not booting.
I don't know the name of my .cfg file

Console> (enable) clear boot system all
BOOT variable =
Console> (enable) set boot system flash bootflash:cat4000-k8.8-3-2-GLX.bin
BOOT variable = bootflash:cat4000-k8.8-3-2-GLX.bin,1;
Console> (enable) set boot auto-config bootflash:switch.cfg
CONFIG_FILE variable = bootflash:switch.cfg
Warning: File not found but still added in the auto-config string.
Console> (enable)
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Expert Comment

by:Jordan Medlen
ID: 39910099
There may not be one. Have you done any other configurations on this switch?
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Author Comment

by:soffcec
ID: 39910136
No other configuration.
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Author Comment

by:soffcec
ID: 39911040
Still not working....
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soffcec earned 0 total points
ID: 39913070
Did add config-register 0x0 and everything started working.
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Expert Comment

by:Jordan Medlen
ID: 39913749
My apologies. I've been in and out of meetings all day and was not able to get back to this. I am glad you got a solution.
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by:soffcec
ID: 39922912
Found the solution on http://cisco.com
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