I have a Cisco 6500 w/ sup32 running Native IOS and want to convert it to CAT OS. I am using Cisoc information from http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801350b8.shtml.
Basically, I am not able to get these directions to work for the RP. At step 14 for sup32 (after the SP is converted to CAT): it states that I should be able to boot from bootflash: however the device no longer is able to view any of the files/software that I preloaded on bootdisk/bootflash. Also, it no longer gives me the option to boot from disk0: only slot0: I preloaded all of the software/files on the disk0: card too.
I greatly appreciate any help that you can offer.
Hi Tony, this is great.
There should be a boot image for your msfc3, for example I have sup2-1a with msfc2
( old card ), last I upgraded the msfc2 I was able to download from cisco two images the complete code and a boot image and added two boot statements in my config, but since you got through these issues you do not need to Xmodem but it is goot to have a handy small image in case.
for example these are current codes notice the boot image is smaller
14185568 bytes (0xd87460) 0x41c484f2 c6msfc2-dsv-mz.121-27b.E1.bin
1577680 bytes (0x1812d0) 0xd7e7bae6 c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-2.E
in your case you went from native to CATOS therefore you converted to hybrid, you would need to go into IOS images for 6500 hybrid platform and download IOS code for router cards.
go to this link and download cisco IOS for router cards, however, I did look briefly and did not see boot images for msfc3 cards if that is what you have, perhaps they do not have boot images for these doughter cards.