What memory expansion options does the Cisco 2650 have? I am not asking about dram, eprom, simm, or nvram. Is there any other way way besides the AIm Slot? Is there a pmcia option? In any case, is the AIM CF flash a place where a second boot helper image could be stored? Or can you externally boot/ netboot a cicso2650 using an ip or console accessed boot helper image? I want to be able to boot the router without rommon ever looking at the SIMM card.
In short, is there any avenue by which the router could boot and never look or use the internal 80 pin simm until asked to copy off what was on it, erase it, and write back what was on it?
Dude, I'm sooooo don't have anything bad to say about what you are doing. Let me know if you got it working or not. It's worth looking into.
As for "tftpdnld", I don't think it's supported in a 2650. I know this command is supported on the 2690XM and up.
You can try to "download" the IOS via the console cable using XModem, particularly the switch command "xmodem -r -s 115200". This command means that the IOS will be loaded into the DRAM (-r switch) and the upload will be using high speed at 115200 bps (-s switch).
Xmodem Console Download Procedure Using ROMmon
Hope this helps.
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