7301 router boot loop

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Mar 26th, 2009

Hello


I have a Cisco 7301 and we are trying to get BGP going using a 4 byte ASN. However the IOS that was uploaded is not liked by the router.


The router keeps going into a boot loop a few times and then it goes into rommon mode. Trying confreg 0x142 or 2102 does not help.


A snippet from the boot output below:

Self decompressing the image :

################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################ [OK]


(mem checks cut out)


%ERROR: Invalid IOS image for this platform.



System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(4r)T4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

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Are there any suggestions how I can resuscitate this baby? Like erasing the IOS from rommon or even set a jumper on the motherboard to clear everything off and let it load a basic startup config?


Regards

wvw

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Leo Laohoo Thu, 03/26/2009 - 18:30

Hope this will help you.


ROMmon Recovery Procedure for the Cisco 7200, 7300, 7400, 7500, RSP7000, Catalyst 5500 RSM, uBR7100, uBR7200, uBR10000, and 12000 Series Routers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps359/products_tech_note09186a00800a750e.shtml


How to Upgrade from ROMmon Using the Boot Image

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps214/products_tech_note09186a0080110ed1.shtml

willemvwyk Fri, 03/27/2009 - 02:18

Hi Leo


Thanks for the assistance, but unfortunately it looks like the only way to fix this is to use a Cisco flash card with the IOS we want on it, in order for this baby to boot. She is as dead as a doornail :(


Regards

wvw

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