Unable to set BOOT variable

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May 11th, 2009

Hi,

I am having problems setting the boot variable on ASA 5520. I downloaded the image from cisco.com. Please assist.

ASA/act(config)# boot system disk0:/asa804-k8.bin

WARNING: BOOT variable added, but not a valid image disk0:/asa804-k8.bin

I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by handsy about 7 years 6 months ago

You should use tftp to transfer your files. Download the images from cisco.com on to your server.

Use tftpd32 or any other free tftp server software (Kiwi Cat Tools does it too), and then use ASA command line to 'copy tftp' images across.

I suggest you re-do this for your ASA image too.

Look here for more info:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a008067e9f9.shtml#maintask2

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handsy Tue, 05/12/2009 - 00:10

Can you post the output of 'show boot' and 'dir' to help us help you better please?

Thanks

cisco_lite Tue, 05/12/2009 - 01:03

ASA#sh boot

BOOT variable =

Current BOOT variable = disk0:/asa804-k8.bin

CONFIG_FILE variable =

Current CONFIG_FILE variable =

ASA# dir

Directory of disk0:/

6 -rw- 8515584 04:07:28 Jan 01 2003 asa724-k8.bin

7 -rw- 4181246 04:08:38 Jan 01 2003 securedesktop-asa-3.2.1.103-k9.pkg

8 -rw- 398305 04:09:12 Jan 01 2003 sslclient-win-1.1.0.154.pkg

9 drw- 0 07:38:16 Jan 23 2009 crypto_archive

10 -rw- 6514852 07:55:40 Jan 23 2009 asdm-524.bin

13 -rw- 2520 04:21:26 May 12 2009 asa804-k8.bin

255426560 bytes total (235716608 bytes free)

handsy Tue, 05/12/2009 - 01:43

I believe your problem is that you need to download the latest ASDM image that is supported by 8.0(4), i.e. ASDM 6.2(1).

Copy that to flash, and change it using:

asdm image disk0:/asdm-621.bin

boot system disk0:/asa804-k8.bin

cisco_lite Tue, 05/12/2009 - 02:14

I get the following error while transfering the asdm

Accessing ftp://administrator:xxxxx@192.168.161.19/asdm-621.bin...!!

md5(0xe52fb258 0x6bd5bea5 0xe7d08588 0x6b8a09b0)

Failed to verify ASDM file hash.

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handsy Tue, 05/12/2009 - 02:17

You should use tftp to transfer your files. Download the images from cisco.com on to your server.

Use tftpd32 or any other free tftp server software (Kiwi Cat Tools does it too), and then use ASA command line to 'copy tftp' images across.

I suggest you re-do this for your ASA image too.

Look here for more info:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a008067e9f9.shtml#maintask2

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