Error loading flash on 2950 switch

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Apr 24th, 2010
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hi all,


i did write erase and  then did delete flash:vlan.dat  after that i reloaded


when switch was booting up i get error


Error loading "flash:/c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA8a.bin"



after this message switch booted ok


here is sh flash   and  other info


Switch#verify ?
  /ios    Verify compressed IOS image checksum
  /md5    Compute an md5 signature for a file
  flash:  File to be verified

Switch#verify flash:/c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA8a.bin
%Error verifying flash:/c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA8a.bin (No such file or direc
tory)



Switch#sh flash:

Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx     3721946  Mar 01 1993 00:31:57 +00:00  c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.E
A13.bin
    7  -rwx         316  Oct 28 1993 05:57:54 +00:00  env_vars
   21  -rwx         109  Mar 01 1993 00:04:19 +00:00  info
   22  -rwx         109  Mar 01 1993 00:04:19 +00:00  info.ver

7741440 bytes total (4016640 bytes free)





my question is is everything ok with my switch?????????


many thanks

mahesh

Correct Answer by Jon Marshall about 7 years 3 days ago

mahesh18 wrote:


hi all,


i did write erase and  then did delete flash:vlan.dat  after that i reloaded


when switch was booting up i get error


Error loading "flash:/c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA8a.bin"



after this message switch booted ok


here is sh flash   and  other info




Switch#sh flash:

Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx     3721946  Mar 01 1993 00:31:57 +00:00  c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.E
A13.bin
    7  -rwx         316  Oct 28 1993 05:57:54 +00:00  env_vars
   21  -rwx         109  Mar 01 1993 00:04:19 +00:00  info
   22  -rwx         109  Mar 01 1993 00:04:19 +00:00  info.ver

7741440 bytes total (4016640 bytes free)





my question is is everything ok with my switch?????????


many thanks

mahesh


Mahesh


Your switch is trying to boot an image that isn't there. Perhaps you had a boot system ... statement in your running-config that pointed to EA13 image but when you deleted the running-config it fell back to the bootvar ?


Your switch is fine but i would suggest -


1) do a "sh version" and make sure the switch is using the EA13 image

2) add this to your config -


   switch(config)# boot system flash flash:/c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA13.bin


save the config and reload the switch and see if you still get the same error message.


Jon

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mahesh18 wrote:


hi all,


i did write erase and  then did delete flash:vlan.dat  after that i reloaded


when switch was booting up i get error


Error loading "flash:/c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA8a.bin"



after this message switch booted ok


here is sh flash   and  other info




Switch#sh flash:

Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx     3721946  Mar 01 1993 00:31:57 +00:00  c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.E
A13.bin
    7  -rwx         316  Oct 28 1993 05:57:54 +00:00  env_vars
   21  -rwx         109  Mar 01 1993 00:04:19 +00:00  info
   22  -rwx         109  Mar 01 1993 00:04:19 +00:00  info.ver

7741440 bytes total (4016640 bytes free)





my question is is everything ok with my switch?????????


many thanks

mahesh


Mahesh


Your switch is trying to boot an image that isn't there. Perhaps you had a boot system ... statement in your running-config that pointed to EA13 image but when you deleted the running-config it fell back to the bootvar ?


Your switch is fine but i would suggest -


1) do a "sh version" and make sure the switch is using the EA13 image

2) add this to your config -


   switch(config)# boot system flash flash:/c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA13.bin


save the config and reload the switch and see if you still get the same error message.


Jon

mahesh18 Sat, 04/24/2010 - 14:19
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Hi jon


I did exactly as you said and error is gone now.


Many thanks


best regards

mahesh

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