Problematic 6509?

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Nov 27th, 2007

I'm trying to test out some modules on a 6509 but i get a problem on booting with the following display:

System Bootstrap, Version 7.1(1)

Copyright (c) 1994-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.

c6k_sup2 processor with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

Autoboot executing command: "boot slot0:"

Read cis from dev 0 error (-6)PCMCIA slot0 device is not initialized

open: read error...requested 0x4 bytes, got 0x0

trouble reading device magic number

boot: cannot open "slot0:"

boot: cannot determine first file name on device "slot0:"

System Bootstrap, Version 7.1(1)

Copyright (c) 1994-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.

c6k_sup2 processor with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

Autoboot executing command: "boot slot0:"

Read cis from dev 0 error (-6)PCMCIA slot0 device is not initialized

open: read error...requested 0x4 bytes, got 0x0

trouble reading device magic number

boot: cannot open "slot0:"

boot: cannot determine first file name on device "slot0:"

this message just keeps looping continuously and i can't even log on.

Also i was trying to do a password recovery (on a 6509 supervisor module) and i managed to bypass the password with the boot bootflash: command, but when i try to replicate this i get no joy - the switch just keeps booting into rommon mode. Any ideas?

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graemeporter Tue, 11/27/2007 - 07:36

Hi there!

I'm no expert on the 6509, but I have done some work on them in the last year; hopefully this is correct.

The line "Read cis from dev 0 error (-6)PCMCIA slot0 device is not initialized" seems significant.

From what I remember, "trouble reading device magic number" means that the OS image may be corrupt; possibly bad checksum?

I would try replacing the PCMCIA memory card with a known good one. Depending on where your 6509 boots the OS image from, you may need to put an image on the PCMCIA card.

Hope this helps!

Kind regards

Graeme

Ibbywannit Tue, 11/27/2007 - 07:52

I think you may be onto something there Graeme. I changed over the PCMCIA card to another one (even though the other image was suspect to corruption) and it started to load. The following message came up

*** System received a Software forced crash ***

signal= 0x17, code= 0x41e10000, context= 0x41e355a4

PC = 0x402d146c, Cause = 0x1820, Status Reg = 0x34018002

This image is also corrupted. Where would i get a new image from? How would i upload it? I would presume that this is uploaded from the TFTP server once i get a decent image.

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