Cisco 3560 Switch Does Not Boot Auto Need to manual Boot

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Jul 10th, 2007
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Hi Guys,

I came across this strange scenario where in the Cisco Switch 3560 does not boot automatically after reset or reload but when i force to switch to go to password recovery mode i mean Switch: mode and give boot command then the switch boots fine

Please throw some light on this, I tried to upgrade the switch IOS also IOS now persent on the switch is c3560-ipbase-mz.122-25.SEB2.bin

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ssatishh08 Tue, 07/10/2007 - 03:51
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just an update about my query ......

in fact if left unattended after reload or reset switch boots after approx 15 minutes ...

can you giys please gimme explaination why does it take soooooo loonngggg boot the switch.

glen.grant Tue, 07/10/2007 - 08:36
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They are very slow to boot specially if you have multiple switches in a stack . Not much you can do about it other than to reload on off hours. Part of the problem is the slow process of electing a stackmaster and then the boot diagnostics also take a long time . This is something cisco should work on , i have read some competitors boot in like a minute or 2 .

mohammedmahmoud Tue, 07/10/2007 - 03:55
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Please try adding this line "boot system flash:flash:c3560-ipbase-mz.122-25.SEE3/c3560-ipbase-mz.122-25.SEE3.bin".


Mohammed Mahmoud.

ssatishh08 Tue, 07/10/2007 - 04:05
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thanks for speedy reply mohammmed, but i have already given this command


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