Bootstrap Version

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Nov 9th, 2009
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What is difference between System Bootstrap version Vs IOS version. Do they need to be same

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3700 Software (C3745-IK9O3S-M), Version 12.3(1a), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(8r)T2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

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Lucien Avramov Mon, 11/09/2009 - 22:47
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Its the version of your rom (rommon mode):

ROM-ROM is generally the memory on a chip or multiple chips. It is available on a router's processor board. It is read-only, which means that data cannot be written to it. The initial software that runs on a Cisco router is called the bootstrap software and is usually stored in ROM. The bootstrap software is invoked when the router boots up.


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