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ASA5505 cannot boot from image

Posted on 2014-10-20
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ASA5505 cannot boot from image. After power on the asa, it cannot find the image. I uploaded the image through console(this is only way that I can enter the asa), and the uploading is successful. However the situation is the same as before uploading ios. So the asa is always  trying  to boot, but it cannot find the ios. The ios keep the process and never stop.  The following is some commands that i used for uploading ios and some error message after I uploaded ios.  Any expert can give some suggestion ? Thank you

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ADDRESS=10.1.1.1
SERVER=10.1.1.2
GATEWAY=10.1.1.2
PORT=Ethernet0/1
IMAGE=asa846-k8.bin
SET
tftp

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Received 24827904 bytes
 
Launching TFTP Image...
 
Cisco Security Appliance admin loader (3.0) #0: Fri Apr 26 09:01:13 PDT 2013
Platform ASA5505
 
Loading...
IO memory blocks requested from bigphys 32bit: 9672
€Processor memory 352321536, Reserved memory: 62914560
 
Total SSMs found: 0
 
Total NICs found: 10
 
Thread Name: Init Thread
Page fault: Address not mapped
    vector 0x0000000e
       edi 0x099872c5
       esi 0x00000000
       ebp 0xdcfffb28
       esp 0xdcfffb18
       ebx 0x00000000
       edx 0x00000000
       ecx 0x6c002f76
       eax 0x00000001
error code 0x00000004
       eip 0xdbfd5545

------------------------------------- omit some of it ----
Platform ASA5505

Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.
Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.
                                               
Launching BootLoader...
Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /
Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image


Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /
Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image


Failsafe booting engaged.
Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /
Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image



CISCO SYSTEMS
Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)13 08/28/08 15:50:37.45

Low Memory: 632 KB
High Memory: 507 MB
PCI Device Table.
Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq
 00  01  00   1022   2080  Host Bridge        
 00  01  02   1022   2082  Chipset En/Decrypt 11
 00  0C  00   1148   4320  Ethernet           11
 00  0D  00   177D   0003  Network En/Decrypt 10
 00  0F  00   1022   2090  ISA Bridge        
 00  0F  02   1022   2092  IDE Controller    
 00  0F  03   1022   2093  Audio              10
 00  0F  04   1022   2094  Serial Bus         9
 00  0F  05   1022   2095  Serial Bus         9

Evaluating BIOS Options ...
Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON

Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)13) #0: Thu Aug 28 15:55:27 PDT 2008

Platform ASA5505

Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.
Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.
                                               
Launching BootLoader...
Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /
Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image


Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /
Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image


Failsafe booting engaged.
Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /
Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image
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Question by:EESky
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Once TFTP finishes in rommon, ASA should load it up into memory. After the loading, if you restart the ASA without copying the image to disk via copy command, you will again fall into reload loop.

If ASA could not load the image up to memory and boot right after the tftp finishes, then one of the following could be the case

a) The image version is beyond what ASA5505 can support
b) The resources (disk, ram etc) is insufficient for that particular image
c) You are using an OEM flash drive or RAM
d) The image is incompatible with the hardware architecture (32 or 64 bit)
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Thank you so much. You are right. the disk has a problem
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You are welcome!
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