6509 Rommon state

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Feb 20th, 2009

I' ve a 6509 with a SUP1A-2GE.

I see these messages after I power cycle the switch and I know that the Catalyst 6500 is

in the SP ROMmon:

System Bootstrap, Version 5.3(1)

Copyright (c) 1994-1999 by cisco Systems, Inc.

c6k_sup1 processor with 65536 Kbytes of main memory.

rommon 1 >

Ther is no Catos image under bootflash.

I Try to download a Cisco Catos image with xmodem -s 38400 command and th Download complete it. The problem is when start the "Self decompressing the image":##########.It doesn't complete this procedure and, after some seconds, the switch goes in rommon state with a PC forced crash.


What ca I do ?


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glen.grant Fri, 02/20/2009 - 04:50

You might want to verify the image you have loaded is correct . Make sure its a Sup 1 image and not a sup2 . Where is loaded if there is no image under bootflash? Is this catos ?

michelerossi Fri, 02/20/2009 - 05:21

the image is correct.

The catalyst is a Catos converted to Ios and It has a PFC and an MSFC2 on board.

Ios is c6sup12-psv-mz.121-27b.E1.bin and is loaded into slot0:.

This is the messagge:

System Bootstrap, Version 5.3(1)

Copyright (c) 1994-1999 by cisco Systems, Inc.

c6k_sup1 processor with 65536 Kbytes of main memory


Autoboot executing command: "boot bootflash:"

loadprog: bad file magic number: 0x0

boot: cannot load "bootflash:"

Exit at the end of BOOT string


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