After an overheating environmental event, our 6509 boots into rommon. At the rommon prompt we can manually boot from the image on disk1. The boot variable is set to boot from the image on disk1, and the config register is 0x2102. But on reload or power up the sup comes up in rommon. Chassis is cisco WS-C6509-E with Sup720, image is IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-IPSERVICESK9_WAN-M). Tried moving the Sup720 to a spare chassis with same result. Any suggestions?
At the rommmon prompt type "confreg". A small menu will come up and ask if you want to change the configuration. Answer "yes" then accept whatever it offers until you see the prompt "change the boot characteristics", answer "yes" here and change the boot option to "2", its probably set to zero at the moment. Answer no to change the configuration again, type sync at the prompt and then type reset. You need to do this on both supervisors. How did this come about? I suspect during an IOS upgrade you had incompatible IOS versions with RPR,RPR+ HA or SSO on and the active blade clobbered the standby config as it was booting to prevent a percieved mismatch problem.
Follow this link for the confreg command info.