I am booting a 6509-E with the following boot statements in my config:
boot system flash sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH4.bin
boot system flash sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH3a.bin
Configuration register is set to 0x2102
"show boot var" reveals:
BOOT variable = sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH4.bin,1;sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH3a.bin,1;
Upon reboot, the switch boots to the correct image.
1. After reboot,
"BOOT variable = sup-bootdisk:,1;"
-Why doesn't the BOOT variable keep file name listing? If I reboot, the switch still boots to the correct IOS. (The file names do reappear if I write the config to memory)
-What does the ",1" denote at the end of BOOT variables?
2. Is the command "flash" required in the "boot system flash sup-bootdisk:[filename]" commands. It seems as though it doesn't matter one way or another if "flash" is included.