Updrading ios on 6509-E

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Oct 21st, 2009
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we are upgrading the ios on WS-C6509-E, where we are loading the ios to a disk due to flash size limitation.


RSSW02#dir disk0:

Directory of disk0:/


No files in directory

510631936 bytes total (510631936 bytes free)


But what will be the new path be? i do not see any option for disk0:


RSSW02(config)#boot system ?

WORD TFTP filename or URL

flash Boot from flash memory

ftp Boot from a server via ftp

mop Boot from a Decnet MOP server

rcp Boot from a server via rcp

tftp Boot from a tftp server


RSSW02(config)#boot system flash ?

WORD System image filename

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sonyscaria Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:21
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Thanks for the reply.But i do not see any option disk0 after flash.


RSSW02(config)#boot system flash ?

WORD System image filename

bmcginn Wed, 10/21/2009 - 23:21
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Hi there,


This line will boot from flash, as mentioned in the above post. However you can add the exact file you want to boot.


boot system disk0:the_ios_file_you_have_saved_to_disk0.bin


example may be:


boot system disk0:s72033-ipservicesk9-vz.122-18.SXF11.bin


Good luck with it!

sonyscaria Wed, 10/21/2009 - 23:28
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again confused...

boot system disk0:s72033-ipservicesk9-vz.122-18.SXF11.bin or boot system flash disk0:s72033-ipservicesk9-vz.122-18.SXF11.bin


bmcginn Wed, 10/21/2009 - 23:31
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Sorry mate, just saw what I wrote.


You aren't storing the ios in the flash memory, you're storing it on the disk0 memory, so you tell the device to boot from that memory.


boot system disk0:blah_blah.bin


eg


boot system disk0:s72033-ipservicesk9-vz.122-18.SXF11.bin


Brad

sonyscaria Wed, 10/21/2009 - 23:37
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Thanks bmcginn.

If you refer my first post, you see no option of disk0: after system, like below.


RSSW02(config)#boot system ?

WORD TFTP filename or URL

flash Boot from flash memory

ftp Boot from a server via ftp

mop Boot from a Decnet MOP server

rcp Boot from a server via rcp

tftp Boot from a tftp server



RSSW02#dir ?

/all List all files

/recursive List files recursively

all-filesystems List files on all filesystems

bootflash: Directory or file name

const_nvram: Directory or file name

cwan1/0-disk0: Directory or file name

cwan1/1-disk0: Directory or file name

disk0: Directory or file name

disk1: Directory or file name

null: Directory or file name

nvram: Directory or file name

sup-bootflash: Directory or file name

sup-image: Directory or file name

sup-microcode: Directory or file name

system: Directory or file name


In disk0: i have 500mb free space.


RSSW02#dir disk0:

Directory of disk0:/


No files in directory

510631936 bytes total (510631936 bytes free)



bmcginn Thu, 10/22/2009 - 00:24
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Hi there again,


As you have pointed out, you have no ios on your disk0. You'll need to put the ios on it so when you add the boot system disk0:aldkfjslkdfjasldj.bin command it will reference it.


to save the ios to it, you can use tftp etc.


copy tftp disk0:


That help?


Brad


PS. Note that the disk0 memory area does not show up as an option in the boot system command. (well it doesn't on the 6500's I look after anyway)

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