Bad IOS, switch won't do anything.

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Nov 1st, 2007
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I'm fairly new to networking but we were trying to load new ios code on 2924 when it hung up. Here is what I am getting.

C2900XL Boot Loader (C2900-HBOOT-M) Version 11.2(8)SA4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Compiled Mon 23-Nov-98 20:59 by paulines


Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:d0:bb:d4:b0:00

Xmodem file system is available.

Initializing Flash...

flashfs[0]: 18 files, 2 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 3612672

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 2954240

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 658432

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 85 seconds.

...done Initializing Flash.

Boot Sector Filesystem (bs:) installed, fsid: 3

Parameter Block Filesystem (pb:) installed, fsid: 4

" (0x0d) in name.e with illegal char "

Loading "flash:c2900xl-c3h2s-tar.120-5.WC17.tar"...flash:c2900xl-c3h2s-tar.120-5.WC17.tar: no such file or directory

Error loading "flash:c2900xl-c3h2s-tar.120-5.WC17.tar"

Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.

Boot process failed...

The system is unable to boot automatically. The BOOT

environment variable needs to be set to a bootable



My question is how do I break in to get to a prompt?

Correct Answer by dominic.caron about 9 years 5 months ago

Review this link. In section "Getting no such file or directory Error Message During the Bootup"

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