Router(boot)# ?

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A 2501 router isn displaying (boot)> after the hostname. The copy command is not recognized by the router, ie "copy tftp flash" does not work. Can someone assist me in getting this router to work. The following is the output of the show ver output.


Thanks.


Router(boot)#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE SOFTWA

RE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 27-Dec-96 17:33 by loreilly

Image text-base: 0x01010000, data-base: 0x00001000


ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE


Router uptime is 5 minutes

System restarted by power-on

Running default software


cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision N) with 6144K/2048K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID 06160672, with hardware revision 00000000

X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.

1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface.

2 Serial network interfaces.

32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.


Configuration register is 0x2142

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Danilo Dy Tue, 05/01/2007 - 17:58
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Hi,


Your router boot from the boot image not IOS image.


You need to upload the IOS image or if you have an existing IOS image in your router flash, you need to instruct the router to boot from it.


About the copy tftp flash not working, that strange but I will look into it and let you know.


In the meantime try the instructions in this link http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps214/products_tech_note09186a0080110ed1.shtml

saidfrh Tue, 05/01/2007 - 18:15
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Thanks for the link. The TFTP server is reachable using ping. The "copy" command is not recognized. The router does not accept copt tftp flash command.


RouterB(boot)#config t

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

RouterB(boot)(config)#int e0

RouterB(boot)(config-if)#ip address 172.16.10.1 255.255.255.0

RouterB(boot)(config-if)#no shut

RouterB(boot)(config-if)#end

RouterB(boot)#

%SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by console

RouterB(boot)#ping 172.16.10.2

Type escape sequence to abort.

Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 172.16.10.2, timeout is 2 seconds:

!!!!!

Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 4/203/1000 ms

RouterB(boot)#copy tftp flash

^

% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.


RouterB(boot)#config t

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

RouterB(boot)(config)#copy tftp flash

^

% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.


RouterB(boot)(config)#

Danilo Dy Tue, 05/01/2007 - 18:32
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Hi,


The error message means something not right in your syntax.


Which of the syntax the ^ is pointing? tftp or flash?


You may need to use ? to get the correct syntax after copy

Richard Burts Tue, 05/01/2007 - 19:16
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Said also posted a question about this in the Getting Started forum. I posted an answer in that forum suggesting the tftpdnld command. Have you had an opportunity to try that command?


The config register value as displayed in the show version command is 0x2142. The final 2 instructs the router to look in the config in NVRAM for boot system commands. But the 4 in the config register instructs the router to ignore the config file in NVRAM. It might be useful to set the config register to 0x2102 and try to boot again.


It might also be helpful if Said could capture and post the console output when the router attempts to boot. This might give us better insight into what is happening when the router attempts to boot.


HTH


Rick

saidfrh Tue, 05/01/2007 - 19:33
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Rick,


I changed the config-register to 0x2102. Results of your suggestion:

RouterB(boot)#tftpdnld ?

% Unrecognized command


The following is the output after a cold start, help options and sh ver output.


System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE

Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems

2500 processor with 6144 Kbytes of main memory


Loading cisco2-2500 ... [timed out]


File read failed -- Time out

System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE

Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems

2500 processor with 6144 Kbytes of main memory


Restricted Rights Legend


Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is

subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph

(c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted

Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph

(c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer

Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.


cisco Systems, Inc.

170 West Tasman Drive

San Jose, California 95134-1706




Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE SOFTWA

RE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 27-Dec-96 17:33 by loreilly

Image text-base: 0x01010000, data-base: 0x00001000


cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision N) with 6144K/2048K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID 06160672, with hardware revision 00000000

X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.

1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface.

2 Serial network interfaces.

32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.


RouterB(boot)#?

clear

clock

debug

no

exit

logout

lock

show

terminal

test

undebug

disconnect

name-connection

resume

where

configure

disable

enable

ping

systat

traceroute

write

copy

login

reload

send

setup

telnet

rsh

connect

tunnel

slip

ppp

bfe

pad

x3

start-chat

help

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE SOFTWA

RE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 27-Dec-96 17:33 by loreilly

Image text-base: 0x01010000, data-base: 0x00001000


ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE


RouterB uptime is 7 minutes

System restarted by power-on

Running default software


cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision N) with 6144K/2048K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID 06160672, with hardware revision 00000000

X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.

1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface.

2 Serial network interfaces.

32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.


Configuration register is 0x2102


Anand Narayana Tue, 05/01/2007 - 22:41
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Hi,

ur IOS is corrupted, jus re-install the IOS, your problem will get solved.


hope this helps.

rate this post if satisfied.

mohammedmahmoud Tue, 05/01/2007 - 23:18
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Hi Said,


As Rick said, try tftpdnld and then xmodem (both are done from rommon not boot image):


?Console download (xmodem)?Use this method if the computer that is attached to your console has a terminal emulator that supports the Xmodem Protocol. See the "Downloading Files over the Router Console Port (xmodem)" section.


For more information about using the Xmodem protocol, see the Xmodem Console Download Procedure Using ROMmon at the following URL:


http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/130/xmodem_generic.html


?TFTP download (tftpdnld)?Use this method if you can connect a TFTP server directly to the fixed LAN port on your router. See the "Recovering the System Image (tftpdnld)" section.


Note Recovering the system image is different from upgrading the system image. You need to recover the system image if it becomes corrupt or if it is deleted because of a disaster that affects the memory device severely enough to require deleting all data on the memory device in order to load a system image.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5854/prod_configuration_guide09186a00802c35e9.html



HTH, please rate if it does help,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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