IPS4260 - PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

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Sep 17th, 2007

Can't boot the appliance (IPS-4260-4GE) at the first

startup sequence !

Message :

Cisco Systems

BIOS Date: 03/14/06 08:31:22 Ver: 08.00.10

SE7520JR23 Production BIOS Version 10.00, Build 0087

CPU : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60GHz with EM64T

Speed : 3.6 GHz Count : 2

800MHz Front Side Bus

DDRII-400, Standard, Dual Channel mode

Checking NVRAM..Update OK!

Initializing USB Controllers .. Done.

Testing system memory, memory size=4096MB

4096MB Extended Memory Passed

Auto-Detecting Pri Master..IDE Hard Disk

Evaluating run options...4

Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.2.26

Copyright (C) 1997-2004, Intel Corporation

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.2.26

Copyright (C) 1997-2004, Intel Corporation

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device

or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

....

I have this problem too.
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mhellman Mon, 09/17/2007 - 13:36

That is a generic error that indicates that the device is trying to boot from the network and failing. you might try to 'break' in during bootup and use tftp to get the latest image.

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