2851 and 48 Port EtherSwitch Module issue

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router# copy flash: xmodem

Ok guys the above command is not working at all it should have coppied the image to the etherswitch module but it just renames the file and copy it in the router flash im pasting both the outputs.

It should work like that:

Router# copy flash: xmodem

**** WARNING ****

x/ymodem is a slow transfer protocol limited to the current speed

settings of the auxiliary/console ports. The use of the auxiliary

port for this download is strongly recommended.

During the course of the download no exec input/output will be


---- ******* ----

Proceed? [confirm]

You are prompted for the source filename and destination filename:

Source filename [loader_bs.img]?

Destination filename [loader_bs.img]?

You are prompted for the Cisco EtherSwitch service module slot number:

Service Module slot number? [1]:

Step 8 dir flash:


switch> dir flash:

Displays a list of all files and directories in flash memory on

the service module.

Step 9 boot flash: image


switch> boot flash:c3825-i5-mz.050404

Boots the Cisco EtherSwitch service module image if all

files and directories are in flash memory on the service


Command or Action Purpose

Cisco EtherSwitch Service Modules Feature Guide

Troubleshooting the Cisco EtherSwitch Service Module Software


Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)SEC

You are prompted for the service module interface number. Accept the default:

Service Module interface number? [0]:

You are prompted to confirm the buffer. Accept the default:

1k buffer? [confirm]

You are prompted for the max retry count. Accept the default:

Max Retry Count [10]:

You are prompted to confirm the transfer to the Cisco EtherSwitch service module:

Xmodem send on slot 2 interface 0. Please be sure there is enough space on receiving side.

Continue? [confirm]

The following appears when the image is downloaded to the service module:

Ready to send





262144 bytes copied in 101.744 secs (2577 bytes/sec)


And this is whats happening with me.

yourname#copy flash: xmodem

Source filename [c3750-ipservicesk9-mz.122-35.SE5.bin]?

Destination filename [xmodem]?

%Warning:There is a file already existing with this name

Do you want to over write? [confirm]





8638247 bytes copied in 21.604 secs (399845 bytes/sec)

and #Show flash:

14 8638247 Feb 28 2009 08:39:40 +00:00 c3750-ipservicesk9-mz.122-35.SE5.bin

15 8638247 Feb 28 2009 10:05:04 +00:00 xmodem


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royalblues Sat, 03/21/2009 - 00:56
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Why are u trying to do xmodem, is the software corrupted?

All you need to do is copy the software on to the routers flash and set the boot parameters


router#copy tftp: flash:

Then use

service-module interface slot/port session

boot flash: image



Leo Laohoo Sun, 03/22/2009 - 14:57
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The command you are trying to use (copy flash: xmodem) tells the appliance to copy A file from flash and NAME it as "xmodem".


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