I just tried doing a Write Erase on the MSFC and a reboot. Now the Catalyst is showing me a Router(boot)#. It can boot with the IOS and function but why does the (boot) appear. Any inputs greatly appreciated ?
Thanks in Advance,
Ok, for CatOS use "reset 15", then "switch console" to get to the MSFC console.
This is "baby ios" or "boot helper" with restricted functionality. When you did "wr erase" you deleted BOOT variables from the ROM monitor, so the system didn't boot the proper ios image. Now reboot the MSFC, hit Ctrl-Break and use ROM monitor to boot proper ios file (use "dev", "dir " and "boot ") commands. Don't forget to configure "boot system flash " when proper ios file boots.