initial configuration dialog? [yes/no] - how do I get rid of this?

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Sep 9th, 2008


I'm setting up a new router and it boots up and says "Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]: "

I say no and put the config on and all works well and I type "wr mem".

I turn the router off and back on and I get the "Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]: " message again and the config is lost.

I have tried "copy running-config startup-config" and the same thing happens after a reboot.

What simple thing am I missing here?

I have this problem too.
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singhsaju Tue, 09/09/2008 - 12:13

Router is bypassing the startup config.

Check config-register value under show version.

You will have to set config register to value 0x2102 .

(config)#config-register 0x2102



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Richard Burts Tue, 09/09/2008 - 17:29


Just to b explicit about the little bit that is implicit in the response from Saju:

- the 4 in 0x2142 indicates that the device should ignore the content of NVRAM during boot (which results in ignore the startup-config at boot time.

- the 0 in 0x2102 indicates that the device should read the content of NVRAM (which is startup-config) at boot time.

The response from Saju is exactly correct and I have rated it as such.




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