Boot a MFSC on 6509

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Feb 12th, 2009
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I received a Cisco Spare SUP1A-2GE without MFSC board. I reinstall the MFSC + DRAM +BootFlash to the new board. And copy all files on the PCMCIA (slot0: ) from my backup SUP1. The copy checksum + lenght are good and the same.

When I load the MFSC file in "rommon" mode from the slot0: the file is decompressed then the CATOS is loaded. When I received the CAT prompt I type the show module and the module is not loaded. I have tryed with another mfsc file it is the same.

Have you an idea how can I load the MFSC?

Thanks Patrick

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Giuseppe Larosa Thu, 02/12/2009 - 05:14
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Hello Patrick,

for HW installation see

then there are procedures to trobleshoot booting issues here

see the section

Unable to Read the External Flash Card from MSFC2

Hope to help


patrickmignon Thu, 02/12/2009 - 05:33
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Hi Giuseppe,

Thank you for the quick help!

But strange when I type the command from rommon > boot slot0: c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-13.E15.bin

the file is uncompressed.

and if the file is unreadable I receive an error message.

I need to place a space carracter after slot0: otherwize it gives me an checksum error !

And it can load the CAT OS file from the Flash!

I will try to load a new MFSC2 file tomorrow!

Best Regards



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