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Trying to Download a Software Image to Cisco 2800 series router through TFTP Using the tftpdnld ROMmon Command

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Sep 25th, 2014
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Trying to Download a Software Image to Cisco 2800 series router through TFTP Using the tftpdnld ROMmon Command

and I am getting an Error , I cant figure out what I am doing wrong. I have also pasted my display down here can someone help me out, thanks in advance, I am still new to this utility.

My questions are How do you direct this utility to point to the desktop or the TFTP folder

 

does FE_PORT: Fast Ethernet 0 imply or point to Fa0/0 on my router

My router is suppose to have 10.0.0.3 255.0.0.0

Gateway of 10.0.0.1 255.0.0.0

My TFTP Server 10.0.0.2 255.0.0.0

How do I get the MAC address of the Router or the TFTP Server and which one  is required?

my Ethernet port is 100Mb/Sec I cant tell whether it is full duplex or not so How do i set this FE_SPEED_MODE: Auto???

 

 

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rommon 10 >
rommon 10 > set
PS1=rommon ! >
FE_PORT=0
WARM_REBOOT=
RET_2_RTS=20:35:55 UTC Thu Sep 25 2014
BSI=0
RET_2_RCALTS=
RANDOM_NUM=1600357627
?=0
IP_ADDRESS=10.0.0.3
IP_SUBNET_MASK=255.0.0.0
DEFAULT_GATEWAY=10.0.0.1
TFTP_SERVER=10.0.0.2
TFTP_FILE=
rommon 11 > TFTP_FILE=c2800nm-adventerprisek9-mz.124-24.T4
rommon 12 > TFTP_CHECKSUM=0
rommon 13 > SET

monitor: command "SET" not found
rommon 14 > set
PS1=rommon ! >
FE_PORT=0
WARM_REBOOT=
RET_2_RTS=20:35:55 UTC Thu Sep 25 2014
BSI=0
RET_2_RCALTS=
RANDOM_NUM=1600357627
IP_ADDRESS=10.0.0.3
IP_SUBNET_MASK=255.0.0.0
DEFAULT_GATEWAY=10.0.0.1
TFTP_SERVER=10.0.0.2
?=0
TFTP_FILE=c2800nm-adventerprisek9-mz.124-24.T4
TFTP_CHECKSUM=0
rommon 15 > tftpdnld

          IP_ADDRESS: 10.0.0.3
      IP_SUBNET_MASK: 255.0.0.0
     DEFAULT_GATEWAY: 10.0.0.1
         TFTP_SERVER: 10.0.0.2
           TFTP_FILE: c2800nm-adventerprisek9-mz.124-24.T4
        TFTP_VERBOSE: Progress
    TFTP_RETRY_COUNT: 18
        TFTP_TIMEOUT: 7200
       TFTP_CHECKSUM: No
        TFTP_MACADDR: 30:37:a6:49:35:a8
             FE_PORT: Fast Ethernet 0
       FE_SPEED_MODE: Auto

Invoke this command for disaster recovery only.
WARNING: all existing data in all partitions on flash: will be lost!
Do you wish to continue? y/n:  [n]:  y
...........
ARP: address resolution for 10.0.0.2 timed out.
ARP failed with failure code 1.  TFTP transfer aborted.

TFTP: Operation terminated prematurely.
rommon 16 >       " not found
rommon 17 >FE_SPEED_MODE=2
variable name contains illegal (non-printable) characters
rommon
rommon 18 > set
PS1=rommon ! >
FE_PORT=0
WARM_REBOOT=
RET_2_RTS=20:35:55 UTC Thu Sep 25 2014
BSI=0
RET_2_RCALTS=
RANDOM_NUM=1600357627
IP_ADDRESS=10.0.0.3
IP_SUBNET_MASK=255.0.0.0
DEFAULT_GATEWAY=10.0.0.1
TFTP_SERVER=10.0.0.2
TFTP_FILE=c2800nm-adventerprisek9-mz.124-24.T4
TFTP_CHECKSUM=0
?=0
rommon 19 > tftpdnld [ur]

usage: tftpdnld [-hr]
  Use this command for disaster recovery only to recover an image via TFTP.
  Monitor variables are used to set up parameters for the transfer.
  (Syntax: "VARIABLE_NAME=value" and use "set" to show current variables.)
  "ctrl-c" or "break" stops the transfer before flash erase begins.

  The following variables are REQUIRED to be set for tftpdnld:
            IP_ADDRESS: The IP address for this unit
        IP_SUBNET_MASK: The subnet mask for this unit
       DEFAULT_GATEWAY: The default gateway for this unit
           TFTP_SERVER: The IP address of the server to fetch from
             TFTP_FILE: The filename to fetch

  The following variables are OPTIONAL:
          TFTP_VERBOSE: Print setting. 0=quiet, 1=progress(default), 2=verbose
      TFTP_RETRY_COUNT: Retry count for ARP and TFTP (default=18)
          TFTP_TIMEOUT: Overall timeout of operation in seconds (default=7200)
         TFTP_CHECKSUM: Perform checksum test on image, 0=no, 1=yes (default=1)
          TFTP_MACADDR: The MAC address for this unit
               FE_PORT: 0= (default), 1
         FE_SPEED_MODE: 0=10/hdx, 1=10/fdx, 2=100/hdx, 3=100/fdx,
                        5=Auto (default)
      TFTP_DESTINATION: The flash destination device for the file
                        flash:(default), usbflash0:, usbflash1:

  Command line options:
   -h: this help screen
   -r: do not write flash, load to DRAM only and launch image

rommon 20 > tftpdnld

          IP_ADDRESS: 10.0.0.3
      IP_SUBNET_MASK: 255.0.0.0
     DEFAULT_GATEWAY: 10.0.0.1
         TFTP_SERVER: 10.0.0.2
           TFTP_FILE: c2800nm-adventerprisek9-mz.124-24.T4
        TFTP_VERBOSE: Progress
    TFTP_RETRY_COUNT: 18
        TFTP_TIMEOUT: 7200
       TFTP_CHECKSUM: No
        TFTP_MACADDR: 30:37:a6:49:35:a8
             FE_PORT: Fast Ethernet 0
       FE_SPEED_MODE: Auto

Invoke this command for disaster recovery only.
WARNING: all existing data in all partitions on flash: will be lost!
Do you wish to continue? y/n:  [n]:  y
...........
ARP: address resolution for 10.0.0.2 timed out.
ARP failed with failure code 1.  TFTP transfer aborted.

TFTP: Operation terminated prematurely.
rommon 21 >

 

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Reza Sharifi Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:49
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Does the router boots all the way when you turn it on? if yes, you can simply use TFTP and not using Romman to upgrade the IOs.

HTH

joluoch Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:10
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I delete  the every file on the flash it does boot but no IOS is loaded on it, my only option are tftpdnld and xmodem option which is very slow indeed.

Reza Sharifi Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:51
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If you use xmodem, you can change console baud rate to 115200 bps so it loads faster.

 

 

HTH

Richard Burts Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:39
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What I notice in the original post is this error

ARP: address resolution for 10.0.0.2 timed out.

which says that the router is looking for the 10.0.0.2 server but not getting response to its arp request. Can the original poster clarify for us how the device that has the image file is connected to the router that has the problem? Also what kind of device is 10.0.0.2? Is it a PC running TFTP server software or is it something else?

 

HTH

 

Rick

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