slot0 and bootflash confussion

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Nov 20th, 2009

what is the difference between bootflash and slot on the following comand;

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copy source_device:source_filename slot0:target_filename

Or:

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copy source_device:source_filename bootflash:target_filename

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branfarm1 Fri, 11/20/2009 - 19:13

Cfajardo,

The bootflash is the onboard memory module (DIMM) which is not removable.  Slot0 is the CF card slot.

HTH,

Brandon

cfajardo1_2 Fri, 11/20/2009 - 19:38

hi brandon,

are you referring to the sodimm which by default comes with 512mb when you said dimm?

thanks

branfarm1 Fri, 11/20/2009 - 19:44

No -- I apologize for the confusion -- The SODIMM is the Supervisor's RAM memory. However, I believe there is another compact flash memory module located on the Supervisor that is a similar style flash module, although I can't find documentation.  I might be wrong on that one.  If you pull out the Supervisor, you should be able to tell which module is the DRAM and which is the Flash, assuming there are more than 1 module.

If you can't afford to pull out the Supervisor, you can add a compact flash card and set the Supervisor to boot from the CF card.

branfarm1 Fri, 11/20/2009 - 20:04

I'm still looking, but most likely not an official FRU -- I can't find any part numbers other than CF cards.   So if you are having problems with a SupV and you have a SmartNet, then I would work with TAC to arrange an RMA.

If you're on your own however, then I still think there is a replaceable flash module, but it would be a matter of finding the right part. See the attached pictures from an Ebay auction for a WS-X4516  -- one of those modules is clearly a Flash module.

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cfajardo1_2 Fri, 11/20/2009 - 20:29

this are the part numbers i got from the link of the link youve provided..

64 MB MEM-C4K-FLD64M

128 MB MEM-C4K-FLD128M

cfajardo1_2 Sat, 11/21/2009 - 09:04

we aggreed before in one my post that the

-64mb builtin compact flash is the bootflash

but in the pictures you posted i couldnt see any compact flash...

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