Need help on CatOS 7.6 on C6000-X6K-S2U-MSFC2

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Oct 27th, 2009

Hi,

Just aquired a 6509 which has a S2E (Sup 2) on slot 1 and a X6148-GE-TX on mod 3.

It's running catOS 7.6

I managed to reset the password and able to login on the console via the console port.

I want to change the IOS to be CiscoIOS instead of catOS.

I dont need a backup of the config, just need to switch the OS.

Mind you, I have no experience what so ever on CatOS. So my question is how do I assign an IP address to this switch so I can access it via one of the 48 port blade in order to tftp the CiscoIOS in it?

Thanks for any help.

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pipsadmin Tue, 10/27/2009 - 09:15

Ok, now that I have this info, I need to know how to assign an IP in CATOS to one of the port on the 48port blade so I can TFTP a load to it.

pipsadmin Tue, 10/27/2009 - 09:53

Nevermind... I got in...

My next question is, when I do a "dir bootflash:" i get the bellow:

cup-cs-01> (enable) dir bootflash:

-#- -length- -----date/time------ name

1 7686852 Sep 26 2003 13:56:27 cat6000-sup2k9.7-6-1.bin

3 76520 Sep 17 2004 07:33:32 slot0

21594212 bytes available (10387356 bytes used)

Does this say I only have 32Mb of flash storage?

The load I would like to put on is 12.2.18-SXF13 yet the download site states Minimum Memory: DRAM:256 MB Flash:64 MB

Am I looking at the correct place for my storage?

this is the load I would like to put on:

IP SERVICES SSH LAN ONLY

s222-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF13.bin

pipsadmin Tue, 10/27/2009 - 10:26

I decided to put on a 12.1 load as it only requires 32Mb flash and thta's what I got.

I download c6sup22-jk2sv-mz.121-27b.E4.bin and deleted the old cat6000 file that was on the boot flash, then squeezed, then uploaded the IOS. Everything looked good. I did the set boot config-register 0x0

Then sync then reset the box.

Came back in RMON.

I then proceded to blank the CONFIG_FILE=

as requested in the docs provided above, then set the BOOT= to bootflash:c6sup22-jk2sv-mz.121-27b.E4.bin

Then sync then reset

Switch boots up, decompress image,boot image, decompress image, then crashes with :

*** System received a Software forced crash ***

signal= 0x17, code= 0x42a80000, context= 0x42aae7d4

PC = 0x401236c4, Cause = 0x1820, Status Reg = 0x34018002

Anyone have an idea as to what this could be?

pipsadmin Tue, 10/27/2009 - 10:43

When I force the continu of loading the image, from the ROMMON prompt, I get this error:

cont

%ALIGN-1-FATAL: Illegal access to a low address

addr=0x0, pc=0x40025D0C, ra=0x4019B8A4, sp=0x438139B8

%ALIGN-1-FATAL: Illegal access to a low address

addr=0x0, pc=0x40025D0C, ra=0x4019B8A4, sp=0x438139B8

TLB (store) exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x40025D0C

-Traceback= 40025D0C 4019B8A4 40192D3C 40192F88 4012304C

$0 : 00000000, AT : 00000000, v0 : 40024C5C, v1 : 0000010F

a0 : 43EED954, a1 : 0E415C08, a2 : 00000000, a3 : 00002071

t0 : 00000000, t1 : FFFFFFFF, t2 : FFFFF0FD, t3 : 40192F3C

t4 : 3401F000, t5 : 503A2046, t6 : 6420746F, t7 : 64206865

s0 : 0E415BFA, s1 : 00000039, s2 : 43EED954, s3 : 43E32A98

s4 : 43E32BC0, s5 : 0E415BFA, s6 : 43E32A98, s7 : 0000015B

t8 : 00000000, t9 : 00000004, k0 : 00000000, k1 : 00000000

gp : 42403C14, sp : 438139B8, s8 : 00000000, ra : 4019B8A4

EPC : 40025D0C, ErrorEPC : 41940819, SREG : 3401F003

MDLO : 00000000, MDHI : 00000000, BadVaddr : 00000000

CacheErr : D0C00000, DErrAddr0 : 02AAC980, DErrAddr1 : 02AAC8A0

DATA_START : 0x4095BB90

Cause 0000180C (Code 0x3): TLB (store) exception

*** System received a Software forced crash ***

signal= 0x17, code= 0x42a80000, context= 0x42aae584

PC = 0x401236c4, Cause = 0x1820, Status Reg = 0x34018002

Giuseppe Larosa Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:30

Hello Nelson,

in the procedure that has been provided there are some steps to be done on MSFC.

Have you performed those steps?

see step 6 access the root processor

you need to place appropriate boot loader there (it will help to load the native IOS portion on the MSFC)

the procedure is quite long

Hope to help

Giuseppe

pipsadmin Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:52

When I tried to switch console this is what happened:

cup-cs-01> (enable) switch console

Trying Router-15...

Connected to Router-15.

Type ^C^C^C to switch back...al 10, PC = 0x400492BC

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x400492BC

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x400492BC

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x400492BC

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x400492BC

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x400492BC

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x400492BC

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x400492BC

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x400492BC

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x400492BC

.... continues for ever !

pipsadmin Wed, 10/28/2009 - 05:34

Does anyone know how to format the flash from ROMmon?

Something is corrupted and the switch cycles during bootup... just keeps rebooting and rebooting. The only thing I can access is ROMmon...

Thanks

Giuseppe Larosa Wed, 10/28/2009 - 06:30

Hello Nelson,

if you have missed the steps related to MSFC you are now in trouble because the system is not able to load the code part that has to be run on the MSFC.

try to see if you can revert back to catos and then follow carefully the procedure.

Hope to help

Giuseppe

pipsadmin Fri, 10/30/2009 - 05:12

Guys, I really need your help on this. Been going through several docs on how to convert from CatOS to IOS with nothing but issues. I reloaded the catos image on disk0: and am able to boot the switch with it. See bellow:

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System Bootstrap, Version 7.1(1)

Copyright (c) 1994-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.

c6k_sup2 processor with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

Autoboot executing command: "boot disk0:cat6000-sup2k9.8-6-4.bin"

Self decompressing the image : #################################################...[OK]

System Power On Diagnostics

DRAM Size ..........................256 MB

Testing DRAM .......................Passed

Verifying Text Segment .............Passed

NVRAM Size .........................512 KB

Level2 Cache .......................Present

Level3 Cache .......................Present

System Power On Diagnostics Complete

Currently running ROMMON from F1 region

Boot image: disk0:cat6000-sup2k9.8-6-4.bin

Running System Diagnostics from this Supervisor (Module 1)

This may take several minutes....please wait

IP address for Catalyst not configured

DHCP/BOOTP will commence after the ports are online

Ports are coming online ...

WARNING: This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United

States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and use.

Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply third-party authority

to import, export, distribute or use encryption. Importers, exporters,

distributors and users are responsible for compliance with U.S. and local

country laws. By using this product you agree to comply with applicable

laws and regulations. If you are unable to comply with U.S. and local laws,

return this product immediately.

Cisco Systems Console

________________________________________

I get to the console> of the switch. This is the SUP2 correct?

________________________________________

Console>

Console>

Console> switch console

Unknown command "switch". Use 'help' for more info.

Console> en

Enter password:

________________________________________

[then I can console to the MSFC2 although I get this Exception.]

________________________________________

Console> (enable) switch console

Trying Router-15...

Connected to Router-15.

Type ^C^C^C to switch back...Ô

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x400492BC

________________________________________

[at this point I can break out to MSFC2 ROMmon...

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monitor: command "boot" aborted due to user interrupt

rommon 1 >

rommon 1 > set

PS1=rommon ! >

EARL_VER=6

BSI=0

RET_2_RUTC=

SLOTCACHE=cards;

CONFIG_FILE=

RET_2_RTS=

RET_2_RCALTS=

BOOT=

BOOTLDR=

?=0

rommon 2 >

[on the bootflash I have ]

rommon 2 > dir bootflash:

File size Checksum File name

1734148 bytes (0x1a7604) 0x8d01e5b1 c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-11b.E4.bin

14366936 bytes (0xdb38d8) 0x7af3d0f7 c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-13.E10.bin

________________________________________

I cannot see what's on the disk0: as the disk is not loaded ... and slot 0 shows nothing...

________________________________________

rommon 4 > dir disk0:

bad device name

usage: dir

rommon 5 > dev

Devices in device table:

id name

bootflash: boot flash

slot0: PCMCIA slot 0

eprom: eprom

rommon 6 > dir slot0:

PCMCIA slot0 device is not initialized

open: read error...requested 0x4 bytes, got 0x0

trouble reading device magic number

dir: cannot open device "slot0:"

rommon 7 >

________________________________________

How can I recover this msfc2 and run ios on it...?

pipsadmin Fri, 10/30/2009 - 05:15

After the above, I read to change the confreg to 0x42 in order not to boot the load of the MSFC2 if it's missing... The bellow is what I get:

rommon 9 > confreg 0x42

You must reset or power cycle for new config to take effect

rommon 10 > reset

System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(11r)E1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac

Copyright (c) 2002 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Cat6k-MSFC2 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

Self decompressing the image : ######################################################################################################################################## [OK]

Unexpected exception, CPU signal 10, PC = 0x4003C2CC

$0 : 00000000, AT : 40420000, v0 : 0000270F, v1 : 0000270F

a0 : 4035D6C0, a1 : 0000270F, a2 : 40428D38, a3 : 00000000

t0 : 00000038, t1 : 34018001, t2 : 34018000, t3 : FFFF00FF

t4 : 400F6908, t5 : 400F4774, t6 : 400F4774, t7 : 34418000

s0 : 40480000, s1 : 80005660, s2 : 40008980, s3 : C000003F

s4 : 50000000, s5 : 8040E768, s6 : 00000040, s7 : FFFFFFFE

t8 : 34418001, t9 : FFFFFFFF, k0 : 3041C001, k1 : 30410000

gp : 404240A0, sp : 80007E70, s8 : FFFFFFFD, ra : 40138D50

EPC : 4003C2CC, ErrorEPC : BFC1AE9C, SREG : 34018003

Cause 0000401C (Code 0x7): Data Bus Error exception

-Traceback= 4003C2CC 40138D50

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