Error loading system image

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Apr 23rd, 2007

I recently configured a Catalyst 3560G and noticed that the ip ssh commands were not available. So I downgraded from IOS ver c3560-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEE2 to c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4. After downgrading, the ssh commands were available but I get a error message when I do a reload. Any ideas:

Loading "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"...c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin: no such device

Error loading "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"

Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.

Loading "flash:/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

File "flash:/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000

executing...

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Amit Singh Mon, 04/23/2007 - 09:42

Please paste the output of " show flash:" " show bootvar ", if its there.It seems like the switch is unable to findout the file in the bootpath string, that's why it gave an error.

Please the config also.

-amit singh

vjvelazquez Mon, 04/23/2007 - 10:54

Directory of flash:/

2 drwx 128 Mar 1 1993 16:12:06 -04:00 c3560-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEE2

406 -rwx 109 Feb 28 1993 20:08:16 -04:00 info

407 -rwx 736 Feb 28 1993 20:01:27 -04:00 vlan.dat

3 -rwx 6056 Feb 28 1993 20:03:23 -04:00 config.text

409 drwx 0 Mar 1 1993 16:02:35 -04:00 test

410 -rwx 3422 Feb 28 1993 22:06:03 -04:00 backup-config

412 -rwx 46 Feb 28 1993 20:03:23 -04:00 private-config.text

413 -rwx 6971648 Feb 28 1993 20:35:54 -04:00 c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin

411 -rwx 1048 Feb 28 1993 20:03:23 -04:00 multiple-fs

show boot

BOOT path-list : flash

BOOTHLPR path-list : c3560-ipservicesk9-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

royalblues Mon, 04/23/2007 - 11:05

What happens when you try

Boot system flash:c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin from the rommon mode

Narayan

vjvelazquez Mon, 04/23/2007 - 11:50

switch: boot c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin

Loading "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"...c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin: no such device

Error loading "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"

Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.

Boot process failed..

Amit Singh Mon, 04/23/2007 - 20:31

Do this:

Config t

switch(config)# boot system flash:c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin

Ctrl+Z

Wr mem

Reload...

Check if you still get that error.Paste the booting sequence..

-amit singh

vjvelazquez Wed, 04/25/2007 - 05:14

Still get error:

AUCORESW1-STANDBY(config)#boot system flash:c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.$

AUCORESW1-STANDBY(config)#^Z

AUCORESW1-STANDBY#wr m

*Mar 2 12:37:16.479: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by consoleem

Building configuration...

[OK]

AUCORESW1-STANDBY#reload

Proceed with reload? [confirm]

*Mar 2 12:37:23.534: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested by console. Reload Reason: Reload Command.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:19:e8:16:a1:80

Xmodem file system is available.

The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

Initializing Flash...

flashfs[0]: 405 files, 7 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 32514048

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 8709632

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 23804416

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 7 seconds.

...done Initializing Flash.

Boot Sector Filesystem (bs) installed, fsid: 3

done.

Loading "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"...c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin: no such device

Error loading "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"

Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.

Loading "flash:/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

File "flash:/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000

executing...

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subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph

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cisco Systems, Inc.

170 West Tasman Drive

San Jose, California 95134-1706

Cisco IOS Software, C3560 Software (C3560-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(25)SEB4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Tue 30-Aug-05 17:56 by yenanh

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x00FC1DF8

Initializing flashfs...

flashfs[1]: 405 files, 7 directories

flashfs[1]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[1]: Total bytes: 32514048

flashfs[1]: Bytes used: 8709632

flashfs[1]: Bytes available: 23804416

flashfs[1]: flashfs fsck took 1 seconds.

flashfs[1]: Initialization complete....done Initializing flashfs.

front_end/ (directory)

extracting front_end/fe_type_1 (34696 bytes)

extracting front_end/front_end_ucode_info (43 bytes)

extracting ucode_info (76 bytes)

POST: CPU MIC register Tests : Begin

POST: CPU MIC register Tests : End, Status Passed

POST: PortASIC Memory Tests : Begin

POST: PortASIC Memory Tests : End, Status Passed

POST: CPU MIC PortASIC interface Loopback Tests : Begin

POST: CPU MIC PortASIC interface Loopback Tests : End, Status Passed

POST: PortASIC RingLoopback Tests : Begin

POST: PortASIC RingLoopback Tests : End, Status Passed

POST: PortASIC CAM Subsystem Tests : Begin

POST: PortASIC CAM Subsystem Tests : End, Status Passed

POST: PortASIC Port Loopback Tests : Begin

POST: PortASIC Port Loopback Tests : End, Status Passed

Waiting for Port download...Complete

Amit Singh Mon, 04/23/2007 - 21:54

Narayan,

I think the boot path was not set for the image, that's why it wasnt booting properly. Check the output of Show boot , there is not boot path list defined. I think setting the boot path using " boot system flash " command should solve the issue here. There is not need to upload the image again using Xmodem.

-amit singh

vjvelazquez Wed, 04/25/2007 - 05:19

AUCORESW1-STANDBY(config)#boot system flash

AUCORESW1-STANDBY(config)#^Z

AUCORESW1-STANDBY#wr m

*Feb 28 20:28:35.762: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by consoleem

Building configuration...

[OK]

AUCORESW1-STANDBY#reload

Proceed with reload? [confirm]

*Feb 28 20:28:42.096: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested by console. Reload Reason: Reload Command.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:19:e8:16:a1:80

Xmodem file system is available.

The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

Initializing Flash...

flashfs[0]: 405 files, 7 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 32514048

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 8709632

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 23804416

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 7 seconds.

...done Initializing Flash.

Boot Sector Filesystem (bs) installed, fsid: 3

done.

Loading "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"...c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin: no such device

Error loading "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"

Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.

Loading "flash:/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

File "flash:/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000

executing...

royalblues Wed, 04/25/2007 - 05:38

Even though you are having a 3560, it sysmptoms indicate that u r hitting the possible bug CSCef23660

Can you try uploading an IOS with a different major version and check

Narayan

vjvelazquez Wed, 04/25/2007 - 08:03

I tried c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEE3.bin and get:

oot Sector Filesystem (bs) installed, fsid: 3

done.

Loading "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"...c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin: no such device

Error loading "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEB4.bin"

Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.

Loading "flash:/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEE3.bin"...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

File "flash:/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEE3.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000

executing...

royalblues Wed, 04/25/2007 - 08:11

from the output it can be interpreted that the switch istrying to load the old image SEB4.bin and is failing.

It then tries to load the new image.

IF the loads properly after that, you can check the current IOS running on the switch via the sh ver command

Narayan

vjvelazquez Wed, 04/25/2007 - 08:16

The show version shows the proper IOS version is loaded but should I be concerned that I am still getting error messages because it's trying to load a previous version of IOS then loads a more current version?

AUCORESW1-STANDBY#sho ver

Cisco IOS Software, C3560 Software (C3560-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(25)SEE3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

Copyright (c) 1986-2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 22-Feb-07 15:39 by myl

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x011DEC74

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3560 boot loader

BOOTLDR: C3560 Boot Loader (C3560-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(25r)SEE4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

AUCORESW1-STANDBY uptime is 12 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "flash:/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEE3.bin"

Never mind I figured it out..For those of you experiencing this issue here it is:

1. if you have a directory within flash: Basically anything that has drwx in front of the file.  For the 3750e's it seems as it looks into the directory for the boot system file, in this case the .bin:  So place the new IOS inside the directory and remove the old one. Then exit the directory get into config mode.

Switch# boot system /directory/new_IOS.bin

Switch# wr mem

Switch# reload.

This should do the trick.

Hope this helps.

Roderick Groesbeek Tue, 06/04/2013 - 09:41

Nope seems that is not doing the trick..

switch: dir flash:

Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx  10828                    vlan.dat

    4  -rwx  13509527                 conf

    5  -rwx  3096                     multiple-fs

    6  -rwx  1938                     private-config.text

    7  drwx  512                      c3560c405ex-universalk9-mz.122-55.EX2

  451  drwx  512                      c3560c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3

  450  -rwx  1189                     config.text

13133312 bytes available (44798464 bytes used)

Unknown cmd:

switch: dir flash:c3560c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3

Directory of flash:c3560c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3/

    3  -rwx  13508392                 c3500c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3.bin

13133312 bytes available (44798464 bytes used)

switch: dir flash:c3560c405ex-universalk9-mz.122-55.EX2

Directory of flash:c3560c405ex-universalk9-mz.122-55.EX2/

    8  drwx  5632                     html

  448  -rwx  14043199                 c3560c405ex-universalk9-mz.122-55.EX2.bin

  449  -rwx  400                      info

13133312 bytes available (44798464 bytes used)

switch: boot flash:c3560c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3/c3500c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3.bin

Loading "flash:c3560c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3/c3500c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3.bin"...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

File "flash:c3560c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3/c3500c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000

executing...

craig_tweedie Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:07

The problem is that you are not completing the path to the file you want to boot from - you need to a forward slash after flash:/ - this is the sequence:

en

conf t

boot system flash:/c3560c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3/c3500c405-universalk9npe-mz.122-55.EX3.bin

valdesp250503 Sun, 06/15/2014 - 16:27

Hi,

Just type the command under global config

"no boot system switch"

reload and error message gone.

As long as you verified /MD5 on the IOS prior to applying the version and reloading the node, should be fine. The switch/router will always fine a valid IOS on the flash unless prompted to look at TFTP.

HTH

Peter

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