cisco 7206 (NPE200) " boot system flash" command not accepting

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Hello,

I have got couple of IOS under Slot:0. But everytime i try to reload a reload with the following command" boot system flash slot0:c7200-js-mz.122-8.T.bin". It gives me a message saying " %SYS-6-READ_BOOTFILE_SKIP: boot system slot0:c7200-js-mz.122-8.T.bin command is skipped".


TORONTO2CE#dir

-#- -length- -----date/time------ name

1 4845832 Mar 30 2001 07:14:58 c7200-j-mz.111-36.CC1.bin

2 11809 Jan 26 2002 19:09:48 mtlcint1.cfg1a

3 15580512 Mar 16 2002 14:05:15 c7200-js-mz.122-8.T.bin


139764 bytes available (20438540 bytes used)


TORONTO2CE>sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 7200 Software (C7200-J-M), Version 11.1(36)CC1, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

V111_36_CC_THROTTLE_BRANCH Synced to mainline version: 11.1(35.2)CA

Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 21-Feb-01 17:05 by cmong

Image text-base: 0x600088E0, data-base: 0x60896000


ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.1(13)CA, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

ROM: 7200 Software (C7200-BOOT-M), Version 12.0(19)S, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)


TORONTO2CE uptime is 0 minutes

System restarted by reload

System image file is "c7200-j-mz.111-36.CC1.bin", booted via


cisco 7206 (NPE200) processor with 122880K/8192K bytes of memory.

R5000 processor, Implementation 35, Revision 2.1 (512KB Level 2 Cache)

Last reset from power-on

Bridging software.

SuperLAT software copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).

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

TN3270 Emulation software (copyright 1994 by TGV Inc).

Primary Rate ISDN software, Version 1.0.

4 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces.

4 Serial network interfaces.

1 ATM network interface.

8 Channelized T1/PRI ports.

1 Packet over Sonet network interface.

125K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

4096K bytes of packet SRAM memory.


20480K bytes of Flash PCMCIA card at slot 0 (Sector size 128K).

4096K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 256K).

Configuration register is 0x102



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Any ideas as to why my Router is not taking the "boot system flash slot0:c7200-js-mz.122-8.T.bin" command.

Correct Answer by mohammedmahmoud about 9 years 8 months ago

Hi Hassan,


If i were you i would go for formating the flash and then reinstall the IOS on the flash once again and then do a reload (but make sure that the internal bootflash has got a valid IOS in case you have power down while still uploading the IOS again on the flash after formating it).



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Mohammed Mahmoud.

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ariela Mon, 06/04/2007 - 09:09

maybe a flash problem?


See this:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5187/products_system_message_guide_chapter09186a00801c842a.html


Error Message

%SYS-6-READ_BOOTFILE_SKIP : boot system [chars] command is skipped


Explanation A configured boot system command is skipped. Either the system experienced a crash while loading this image in the most recent attempt, or the filename is not properly specified. Subsequent boot system commands will be tried. This specified image could have failed for a variety of reasons; for example, the image might contain a bad checksum.


Recommended Action Replace the failed boot system image with a valid one.



HTH

Andrea

mohammedmahmoud Mon, 06/04/2007 - 10:59

Hi,


I've had this situation once, and just by deleting and reinstalling the IOS everything went fine (it was most probably a corrupted IOS with a bad checksum).



HTH, please do rate all helpful replies,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

Hello Mohammed,

Somehow after 5 or 6 reboots. It started to work. I have no clue as to what was causing it not to work. Following is from " sh ver"


TORONTO2CE uptime is 2 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload at 11:59:32 UTC Mon Jun 4 2007

System image file is "slot0:c7200-js-mz.122-8.T.bin"


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From my config. i have the following


boot system flash slot0:c7200-js-mz.122-8.T.bin.


But there is one interesting thing. After couple of reboots. Under Slot0: I noticed that TYPE is changed from FFFFF to Unknown. I am checking cisco website to see what's the difference in FFFFF and unknow.


ORONTO2CE#sh slot0:

-#- ED --type-- --crc--- -seek-- nlen -length- -----date/time------ name

1 .. unknown 906251B8 4BF188 25 4845832 Mar 30 2001 07:14:58 c7200-j-mz.111-36.CC1.bin

2 .. config F151310A 4C202C 14 11809 Jan 26 2002 19:09:48 mtlcint1.cfg1a

3 .. unknown 2F5C96C0 139DE0C 23 15580512 Mar 16 2002 14:05:15 c7200-js-mz.122-8.T.bin


139764 bytes available (20438540 bytes used)

TORONTO2CE#


Thanks,

Hassan

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mohammedmahmoud Mon, 06/04/2007 - 12:01

Hi Hassan,


If i were you i would go for formating the flash and then reinstall the IOS on the flash once again and then do a reload (but make sure that the internal bootflash has got a valid IOS in case you have power down while still uploading the IOS again on the flash after formating it).



HTH, please do rate all helpful replies,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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