Problem verify image (3560G 24-TS)

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Aug 29th, 2008

I am trying to verify the image (before I power cycle the switch) that I just uploaded.

*dir flash:*


Directory of flash:/

3 -rwx 2072 Mar 2 1993 17:09:45 +00:00 multiple-fs

358 drwx 192 Mar 3 1993 12:30:11 +00:00 c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE2

5 -rwx 1934 Mar 2 1993 17:09:45 +00:00 private-config.text

6 -rwx 1829 Mar 2 1993 17:09:45 +00:00 config.text

32514048 bytes total (21577728 bytes free)


*verify flash:*


Verify filename []? c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE2/c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE2.bin

%Error verifying flash:c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE2/c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE2.bin (No such file or directory)


Why is this the case the file is there, if I do *dir flash:c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE2/*

It shows the image exactly as entered above.

Note I can:

*verify /md5 image:...*

and it reveals the hash

Any ideas why I am unable to verify the image?


I have this problem too.
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Giuseppe Larosa Fri, 08/29/2008 - 10:48

Hello Epoh,

what if you copy the file on the root / and then use verify on it ?

or try:

verify flash:/c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE2/c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE2.bin

Hope to help


epohxavrio Fri, 08/29/2008 - 10:56

I copied the file to root and tried:

*verify flash:*

Verify filename []? c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE2.bin

%Error verifying flash:c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-44.SE2.bin (No such file or directory)


It did not work either.


Giuseppe Larosa Fri, 08/29/2008 - 11:12

Hello Epoh,

actually not all flash filesystems support the verify command. Some filesystems support the check of the MD5 hash and this could be happening in your case.

This could be an explanation.

see this link to IOS filesystems

actually I don't find verify in command reference

Hope to help


net.administrat... Fri, 08/14/2009 - 01:03

Has anyone confirmed if there is a bug in the newer IOS versions with the verify command? i have same problem with 3550's and 3750's at least from 12.2(40)SE


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