Upgrading Switch IOS to version 12

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Aug 13th, 2007

I bought a WS-C2924M-XL switch from ebay but it came with IOS version 11.3. I have the bin image for IOS 12 but not sure how to upgrade my IOS. after painfully trying to set up communication btw my PC and the switch (which was due to anti virus) and manage to test the copy commands btw both works I'm not able to copy flash tftp or copy tftp flash. My bin image is c2900xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC10.bin.


When I send this command the switch complains about a flash device not found. Does this mean I can't upgrade the switch?


The error got from the swithc is below;



Switch#copy flash tftp

%Error parsing flash (No such device)

Switch#


------------------ show version ------------------


Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C2900XL Software (C2900XL-H2S-M), Version 11.2(8.2)SA6, MAINTENANCE INTERIM SOFTWARE

Copyright (c) 1986-1999 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 23-Jun-99 17:48 by boba

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x002432D0


ROM: Bootstrap program is C2900XL boot loader


Switch uptime is 1 hour, 12 minutes

System restarted by power-on

System image file is "flash:c2900XL-h2s-mz-112.8.2-SA6.bin", booted via exec



cisco WS-C2924M-XL (PowerPC403GA) processor (revision 0x11) with 8192K/1024K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID 0x10, with hardware revision 0x03

Last reset from power-on


Processor is running Enterprise Edition Software

Cluster member switch capable

24 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)


32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:30:80:45:15:00

Motherboard assembly number: 73-3425-09

Power supply part number: 34-0920-01

Motherboard serial number: FAA03299PTB

Power supply serial number: PAC032900DG

Model revision number: A0

Model number: WS-C2924M-XL-EN

System serial number: FAA0334K0LA

Configuration register is 0xF


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jrensink78 Tue, 08/14/2007 - 11:47

Looks like you should be using the correct commands. Some things to check...


from a Priv Exec prompt , type "copy ?" just to make sure falsh: is an option.


Also, do a "dir" command and it should show you a directory listing of your flash: file system. If there's a problem with it, you should hopefully get a message that will tell you what it is.


I put the error message through Cisco's error interpreter and it didn't recognize it. Is that an exact copy of the error output?

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