Yet another 6509 boot to rommmon after upgrade question.
After looking, it seems to be a common occurance.
Are the 6509s quirky, or is it usually due to an avoidable problem?
For example, I have a 6509 I wanted to upgrade to that lates image in the train I currently have.
The 6509 has an IOS image in sup-bootflash and and older image on disk0.
The switch was booted and running the image in sup-bootflash:
The image on disk0 was not used:
I inserted a flash card in slot 1, I did not format the disk.
I copied a newer image to disk 1:
did a verify (showed good) and modified the boot variable:
boot system flash disk1:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF15a.bin
boot system flash sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF5.bin
The switch booted to rommon with the
"device does not contain a valid magic number" error message, which indicated corrupted image or disk.
The switch booted after the disk1 was pulled and "reset" in rommon.
1. Why didn't the switch go on to the second image in the boot variable it had previously booted to in sup-bootflash?
2. What would be the normal boot order of sup-bootflash, bootflash and the disks?
I wouldn't go as far as making the disk bootable, it just conditions the disk to be use on that platform.
If you were to use that media in another platform, to be safe - I format the media once again under that platform and then copy the file on it.
The bootable reference in my previous reply was for you to understand how the behavior relates to a computer use of media.