We have purchased 2 6506E switches for our new branch. The problem is that one of them does not boot and it enters rommon instead. You have to force it to boot using the boot command in rommon every time it needs reboot. Below are boot configs from the switch.
6506-01#sh run | i boot
boot system flash sup-bootdisk:s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI.bin
BOOT variable = sup-bootdisk:,1;
CONFIG_FILE variable =
BOOTLDR variable =
Configuration register is 0x2102
Standby is not up.
Directory of sup-bootdisk:/
1 -rw- 33554432 Dec 15 2008 08:19:58 +00:00 sea_console.dat
2 -rw- 33554432 Oct 7 2008 17:08:20 +00:00 sea_log.dat
3 -rw- 97119716 Dec 15 2008 08:00:56 +00:00 s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI.bin
I have tried to upgrade the IOS on both switches but the problem did not clear on the switch.
Any idea please.
I am still unsure why the boot variable is not changing. Try rebooting the switch and change the config register in rommon and see if that helps. When you are in rommon type "confreg 0x2102" and hit enter and then type "reset" That will reboot the supervisor. Are you just typing "boot" in rommon or are you specifying the full directory and filename?
Your current boot variable is set to sup-bootdisk:
no boot system flash bootdisk:
boot system flash bootdisk:s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI.bin
save the config, reboot... If this doesn't work please post the output of "show version" and "show boot" commands.