Cisco Catalyst 3500XL Switch

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Feb 24th, 2012
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I have a Switch I bought off a guy at work. Just to get into the Switching world of Cisco. He doesnt know the password on it and i cant reset the switch. I would like to mess around with it more but it doesnt load the flash or helper. It just sits there and holds. I have tried the password recovery and everything. Trust me, everything is correct, but it wont work for me. I cant load a new image to it because I dont have access to a server to get it from.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:0a:8a:94:58:c0
Xmodem file system is available.

The system has been interrupted prior to initializing the
flash filesystem.  The following commands will initialize
the flash filesystem, and finish loading the operating
system software:


switch: flash_init
Initializing Flash...
flashfs[0]: 3 files, 1 directories
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 3612672
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 1815040
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 1797632
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 3 seconds.
...done Initializing Flash.
Boot Sector Filesystem (bs:) installed, fsid: 3
Parameter Block Filesystem (pb:) installed, fsid: 4

It just stops.

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krun_shah Fri, 02/24/2012 - 18:46
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You probally have to use xmodem procesure to download new ios image to the switch

Id you already have done so and switch still does not boot then switch might be defective

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Leo Laohoo Fri, 02/24/2012 - 21:11
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Your switch is dead. 


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