To load new ios in router

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mahmoodmkl Thu, 02/12/2009 - 00:49
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U can foramt the flash and dnot restart the router.

Then make sure that u r able to reach the tftp server and from tftp u can restore the new image.

router#copy tftp flash:



Leo Laohoo Thu, 02/12/2009 - 14:10
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You have an 1800 router right? Good. That means you have a USB port available.

Do you have a spare USB stick which can accomodate your new IOS? Stick it in, say port USB port 0, and format your USB using the following command: format usbport0:

Once the format has been completed, copy your NEW IOS to the USB by using the follwing command: copy tftp usbport0:

Once the copy has been completed, THEN you format your compact flash with the following command: format flash:

Then you can copy your new IOS from your usb to the flash: copy usbport0: flash:

Why this run-around? Because I hate to see you go to ROMMON if your copy of the new IOS from TFTP to flash goes wrong.

You can also configure the boot variable to boot from your USB.


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