Cisco IOS Software - Cisco 3560 catalyst switch

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Feb 22nd, 2008

I was trying to 'copy tftp flash' to a switch, after deleting the original IOS, due to reasons, that were beyond my control, I was unable to complete the task, and without thinking, I switched the switch off!! Bad move!! How can I sort this out: Error loading Flash......

The system is unable to boot automatically. The BOOT environment variable needs to be set to a bootable image.

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Correct Answer by glen.grant about 8 years 9 months ago

OOOPS !! We have all been there in one form or another . This should get you sorted out.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps628/products_tech_note09186a0080169696.shtml

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mstyfernandez Fri, 02/22/2008 - 06:43

Thank you very much - it's working (well it will be in 2 hours when it's finished downloading!!) :-)

glen.grant Fri, 02/22/2008 - 09:55

Yeah you should done the speedup procedure where you set the console speed to 115200, it makes a huge difference , probably would take 15 minutes if you did .

mstyfernandez Mon, 02/25/2008 - 02:00

I did read that after I started the process, and was too scared to quit while I was ahead!! Needless to say it all worked, the switch has resumed 'normality' and I'm a very happy teddy :-D

Thank you very much!

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