Flash memory on 7200 router

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Mar 13th, 2008
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I have a problem. I copy a new IOS on a 7200 Router but i am not sure if when the router is reloading it uses the new IOS. Here is the show run.

show run

.....

boot-start-marker

boot system flash disk2:c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin

boot system flash disk2:c7200-ik9o3s-mz.123-6a.bin

boot-end-marker

.....


And here is the <show bootflash>:

-#- ED ----type---- --crc--- -seek-- nlen -length- ---------date/time--------- name

1 .. image 9D00A02C 611B30 27 6101680 Jan 1 2000 04:11:33 +02:00 c7200-kboot-mz.122-15.B.bin


9888976 bytes available (6101808 bytes used)


I am confused. I want the router to use the c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin. According to the show bootflash i do not like the date which says 2000 since i've just upload the new IOS.

Is it right or i have to do something else. Meantime only on 7200 routers i have those problems since i do not have the commands for those routers on CCNA books.

Thanks a lot

moses.


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Goutam Sanyal Thu, 03/13/2008 - 04:08
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Hi,


You can go for the following:


#conf t

(config)#boot system flash IOS_Name_U_WANT_TO_BOOT


Save the configuration and reload the router, you'll be able to boot with the router. Next time it will boot with the mentioned IOS.


Thanks

Goutam

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Jon Marshall Thu, 03/13/2008 - 04:17
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Moses


If you want to know which version of IOS your router is running


7200# sh ver


Output from one of our 7200 routers (top line only)


HQ-RT-F02-CR01#sh ver

Cisco IOS Software, 7200 Software (C7200-JS-M), Version 12.3(14)T4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)


So our router is running 12.3(14)T4.


The bootflash is not where your IOS's are stored. They are stored on disk2: by the looks of your config. Do a


7200# dir /all


to verify.


If you have multiple "boot system flash..." statements in your config make sure the one you want to run is the first in the config.


HTH


Jon


guruprasadr Thu, 03/13/2008 - 04:25
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HI Moses, [Pls Rate all informative POST]


Pls have only the below configuration on your Router for correct IOS BOOT:


boot-start-marker

boot system disk2:c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin

boot-end-marker


>> Now RELOAD the Router and provide the feedback


Hope I am Informative ! ! !


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Guru Prasad R

moses12315 Thu, 03/13/2008 - 04:51
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Guru i still have a problem. According to the show run is that:



boot-start-marker

boot system flash disk2:c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin

boot system flash c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin

boot-end-marker



The show version is this. It does not use the disk2:c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin which i have first.


show ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 7200 Software (C7200-IS-M), Version 12.3(5), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 27-Oct-03 15:13 by kellythw

Image text-base: 0x60008AF4, data-base: 0x61C1A000


ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(20030826:190624) [BLD-npeg1_rommon_r11 102], DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE


R_IIITAJYP uptime is 3 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload at 13:09:28 GR Thu Mar 13 2008

System restarted at 13:12:40 GR Thu Mar 13 2008

System image file is "disk2:c7200-is-mz.123-5.bin"

Last reload reason: Reload command


The dir /all you told me is that.



dir /all

Directory of disk2:/


1 -rw- 17185796 Jan 5 2000 09:34:22 +02:00 c7200-is-mz.123-5.bin

2 -rw- 19043852 Jul 10 2004 05:39:00 +03:00 c7200-ik9o3s-mz.123-6a.bin

3 -rw- 29600320 Mar 13 2008 11:58:14 +02:00 disk2


256409600 bytes total (190570496 bytes free)


What i should do ?

Thanks again Moses.


moses12315 Thu, 03/13/2008 - 04:50
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Jon i still have a problem. According to the show run is that:



boot-start-marker

boot system flash disk2:c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin

boot system flash c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin

boot-end-marker



The show version is this. It does not use the disk2:c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin which i have first.


show ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 7200 Software (C7200-IS-M), Version 12.3(5), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 27-Oct-03 15:13 by kellythw

Image text-base: 0x60008AF4, data-base: 0x61C1A000


ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(20030826:190624) [BLD-npeg1_rommon_r11 102], DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE


R_IIITAJYP uptime is 3 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload at 13:09:28 GR Thu Mar 13 2008

System restarted at 13:12:40 GR Thu Mar 13 2008

System image file is "disk2:c7200-is-mz.123-5.bin"

Last reload reason: Reload command


The dir /all you told me is that.



dir /all

Directory of disk2:/


1 -rw- 17185796 Jan 5 2000 09:34:22 +02:00 c7200-is-mz.123-5.bin

2 -rw- 19043852 Jul 10 2004 05:39:00 +03:00 c7200-ik9o3s-mz.123-6a.bin

3 -rw- 29600320 Mar 13 2008 11:58:14 +02:00 disk2


256409600 bytes total (190570496 bytes free)


What i should do ?

Thanks again Moses.


guruprasadr Thu, 03/13/2008 - 04:55
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HI Moses, [Pls Rate all Informative POST]


In the show output of disk2: posted above


>> The required IOS Version c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin is not available on disk2:.


Can you please check whether the IOS is uploaded on disk2: or on some other disk you have in the Router ? ?


If you have the correct IOS version on Router the Statement should be:

boot system disk2:c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin



Fyi as per output, the Disk2: contains IOS Versions as:

c7200-is-mz.123-5.bin

c7200-ik9o3s-mz.123-6a.bin

So, either you can boot 12.3(5) or 12.3(6a). Since 12.3(5) is listed first it BOOTS by default.


Could you please check and POST "sh disk2:". Unless & Until the new IOS Version is loaded you cannot load on IOS 12.4(17)


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Guru Prasad R

Jon Marshall Thu, 03/13/2008 - 04:57
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Moses


You are running 12.3(5) because that is the first IOS the router found in flash. You can have the statement


boot system flash disk2:c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin


in your running config but you need that image on disk 2. At the moment you only have 2 images on disk2: so you can choose to boot 12.3(5) or 12.3(6a) but you can't load 12.4(17) unless you have loaded it on the router.


Jon

Goutam Sanyal Thu, 03/13/2008 - 05:06
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Hi,


Jon & Guru is right. I was sleepy during posting. With your latest posting I found that the bellow:


boot-start-marker

boot system flash disk2:c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin

boot system flash c7200-ik9o3s-mz.124-17.bin

boot-end-marker


During booting if that IOS is present in disk2, then it will boot with the same.

Now please try to check that required IOS present with the disk2 or not.


If required please revert back soon.


Goutam

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