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Error with "dir flash:"

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May 8th, 2009
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Anyone knows why I am getting this "dir flash" error output. See below. I have no issues with others 2851 routers running the exact same IOS image:

2851#show flash:

-#- --length-- -----date/time------ path

1 1623191 Jul 10 2007 21:25:58 +00:00 C2800NM_RM2.srec.124-13r.T5

3 38444260 Jul 30 2007 20:19:58 +00:00 c2800nm-advipservicesk9-mz.124-16.bin

5 51432612 May 8 2009 05:10:18 +00:00 c2800nm-advipservicesk9-mz.124-15.T9.bin

125165568 bytes available (131342336 bytes used)


C2851#dir flash:

Directory of flash:/

%Error calling getdents for flash:/ (File not found in Inode table)

256507904 bytes total (125165568 bytes free)


C2851#sh ver

Cisco IOS Software, 2800 Software (C2800NM-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.4(16), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Copyright (c) 1986-2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 20-Jun-07 07:19 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T5, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

C2851 uptime is 27 weeks, 6 days, 8 hours, 13 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System restarted at 05:54:21 gmt Sat Oct 25 2008

System image file is "flash:c2800nm-advipservicesk9-mz.124-16.bin"

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Cisco 2851 (revision 53.51) with 512000K/12288K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FTX1033A0LH

2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

1 Serial interface

2 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Modules

DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity enabled.

239K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

250880K bytes of ATA CompactFlash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102


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Laurent Aubert Fri, 05/15/2009 - 07:01
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Can you format the flash and see if it resolves the issue ?




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