Botched Password Recovery on ASA 505

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Oct 31st, 2009

Hi all, I goofed on the ASA password recovery (

Now when I boot the ASA the firewall boots into rommon0

If I type boot it will load the default config, but not my original config that I performed the password reset on, which was successful.

From rommon0# (typing boot)

It boots to ciscoasa#

I can then "copy startup-config running-config"

Which brings me to my original config (with the enable password being reset)

Any ideas on how I can fix this?

I have this problem too.
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Collin Clark Mon, 11/02/2009 - 07:58

My configuration register is set to 0x00000001

Once you boot into the OS, you can enter the value. Save the config and reboot.

ciscoasa(config)# config-register 0x00000001

This is from my lab box and it's a 5505. Yours may not be the same so try it at your own risk.

Hope it helps.


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