Router Booting

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Feb 25th, 2010

Dear All,

             I have uploading a New IOS for 3845 router also i gave boot path.But it's not booting into new IOS & is going to old IOS,also we verified the checksum for new IOS.while booting below error we are getting

%SYS-6-READ_BOOTFILE_FAIL: tftp:// File read failed -- Timed out.

%SYS-6-READ_BOOTFILE_FAIL: tftp:// File read failed -- Timed out.

%SYS-6-READ_BOOTFILE_FAIL: tftp:// File read failed -- Timed out.

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huangpo2005 Thu, 02/25/2010 - 06:35


First,i don't why ur TFTP server address is,

then you should confirm:

Is the TFTP server up and running(Can you ping the TFTP server address from the router while running the current IOS successful )?

Is the file in the root directory of the TFTP server?
Is the filename spelled exactly correct ?
Is there enough RAM in the router to support the c3845-advipservicesk9-mz.124-24.T1.bin image?

Best regards!


Paolo Bevilacqua Thu, 02/25/2010 - 12:27

Instead of writing "boos system flash ", you wrote "boot system ", consequently router is trying to boot from TFTP.

Just make sure the image you want is the only one in flash and remove any boot statement.


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