I recently upgraded this unit to IOS from VxWorks. I then tried to upgrade the IOS to the latest 12.3(8)JEC and something went wrong. Now all I can do is connect to the AP via the console. On restart I get the following:
The system is unable to boot automatically because there
are no bootable files to boot.
I end up at an ap: prompt and I have two red lights on the AP. How do I recover from this?
Can you try this method?
Reloading the Access Point/Bridge Image (Edited to fit)
Using the CLI
Step 1 Open the CLI using a Telnet session or a connection to the access point console port.
Step 2 Reboot the access point by removing power and reapplying power.
Step 3 Let the access point boot until it begins to inflate the image. When you see these lines on the CLI, press Esc:
Note Depending on the terminal emulation software you are using, you may have to press Esc twice to access the boot loader.
Step 4 When the bridge: command prompt appears, enter the set command to assign an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway to the access point.
Note You must use upper-case characters when you enter the IP-ADDR, NETMASK, and DEFAULT_ROUTER options with the set command.
Your entries might look like this example:
ap: set IP_ADDR 192.168.133.160
ap: set NETMASK 255.255.255.0
ap: set DEFAULT_ROUTER 192.168.133.1
Step 5 Enter the tftp_init command to prepare the access point for TFTP.
Step 6 Enter the tar command to load and inflate the new image from your TFTP server. The command must include this information:
the -xtract option, which inflates the image when it is loaded
the IP address of your TFTP server
the directory on the TFTP server that contains the image
the name of the image
the destination for the image (the access point Flash)
Your entry might look like this example:
ap: tar -xtract tftp://192.168.130.222/images/c1310-k9w7-tar.122_15.JA1 flash:
Step 7 When the display becomes full the CLI pauses and displays --MORE--. Press the spacebar to continue.
extracting info (229 bytes)
c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/ (directory) 0 (bytes)
c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/html/ (directory) 0 (bytes)
c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/html/level1/ (directory) 0 (bytes)
extracting c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/html/level1/appsui.js (558 bytes)
-- MORE --
if you do not press the spacebar to continue, the process eventually times out and the access point stops inflating the image.
Step 8 Enter the set BOOT command to designate the new image as the image that the access point uses when it reboots. The access point creates a directory for the image that has the same name as the image, and you must include the directory in the command. Your entry might look like this example:
ap: set BOOT flash:/c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1
Step 9 Enter the set command to check your bootloader entries.
Step 10 Enter the boot command to reboot the access point. When the access point reboots, it loads the new image.
Hope this helps!