Recently I started revision for my MCSA and decided that I would also put together a test rig to practice on, so I have baught a cabinet and then used some old bits and managed to get 3 servers together.
I decided that since I eventually want to do the CCNA exam that I would use a Cisco switch to help get used to Cisco range, so I ended up buying a second hand Catalyst 2900 XL switch.
I have recieved the switch however I want to be able to try and configure it, if not now at least in the future. However I do not have the username and password, unfortunatly they weren't blank.
I have tried using the password recovery process, however I get so far and then it stops on the following:
Switch#copy flash:config.text system:running-config
Destination filename [running-config]?
1741 bytes copied in 3.172 secs (580 bytes/sec)
00:03:16: %SYS-5-CONFIG: Configured from by
and if I press enter it just returns to a Switch# prompt, instead of showing Sw1# as in the documentation. I have also tried the process to reset the switch back to factory settings, but the switch doesn't seem to recognise the "erase startup-config" or "write erase" commands.
Would it be worth going on to IOS 12.x as it is cutrrently on 12.1, would that also mean that there would be default usernames and password.
I would be greatfull for any help and also very keen to learn about Cisco products.