I am trying to upgrade the IOS on one of our 6509 switches, with MSFC and Sup2 cards.
I downloaded the image onto a new formatted 64Mb flash card. Despite having half Gb of DRAM and the 64Mb card, on rebooting the 6509 the following error was reported:
*** System received a Software forced crash ***
signal= 0x17, code= 0x41e20000, context= 0x41e4dc94
PC = 0x402d238c, Cause = 0x1820, Status Reg = 0x34018002
Crashinfo appears to point to a lack of memory:
00:00:12: %SYS-SP-3-LOGGER_FLUSHED: System was paused for 00:00:00 to ensure console debugging output.
00:00:34: %SYS-SP-2-MALLOCFAIL: Memory allocation of 262144 bytes failed from 0x402E4C1C, alignment 8
Pool: Processor Free: 259920 Cause: Not enough free memory
Alternate Pool: None Free: 0 Cause: No Alternate pool
-Process= "SCP Download Process", ipl= 0, pid= 82
-Traceback= 40283114 402873F0 402E4C24 4093C1CC 402E1238 402E1A0C 402E2568 402E2680 402E2784 402E283C 402E2B60 402E2CB8 4093C37C 4093C8E4 402E5BD0 40493A78
SYSTEM INIT: INSUFFICIENT MEMORY TO BOOT THE IMAGE!
The chosen image:
Requires 256Mb DRAM, 64 Mb Flash
From 'sh ver' on the 6509 - DRAM available = > half Gb:
cisco WS-C6509 (R7000) processor (revision 3.0) with 458752K/65536K bytes of memory
Any advice gratefully received.