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Cisco ASA 5505 not able to access flash

Hi All:

I have searched and searched all over the net for an answer to this question and have decided to just post it. I have a 5505 that was given to me by my job to use for working on my CCNA Sec. cert and did the following:

I plugged it in and booted it up just fine. Made config changes as I followed along with the examples in my CCNA Security book. Got to the point in chapter 14 where the initial setup happens to configure it for working with ASDM. I never did a write mem on it and decided to take it back to square one by unplugging it to allow it to lose the changes that I made. This is where things got ugly.

When it booted back up it got stuck in a bootup loop and couldn't find an IOS. After following all kinds of steps to boot to rommon and tftp another IOS and such (several times) I decided to follow another posting that said that the flash could be corrupted and to just delete it and start anew. Did that and through rommon as it would not boot up normally any more. After trying this over and over for the last couple hours I realized that it would boot from tftp so I did that in hopes of fixing the flash issue.

I've tried deleting it, and re-initializing it and formating it. But the thing is that it no longer SEES the disk0: mount point. I've used two different flash cards...the one that came with it and the one that I already had. With the cover off I can see that there is no activity light next to the flash drive when I issue a delete or initialize or format command.

Here is a copy of some of the output file. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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CISCO SYSTEMS

Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)11 04/30/08 15:45:41.19

Low Memory: 632 KB

High Memory: 507 MB

PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq

00  01  00   1022   2080  Host Bridge       

00  01  02   1022   2082  Chipset En/Decrypt 11

00  0C  00   1148   4320  Ethernet           11

00  0D  00   177D   0003  Network En/Decrypt 10

00  0F  00   1022   2090  ISA Bridge        

00  0F  02   1022   2092  IDE Controller    

00  0F  03   1022   2093  Audio              10

00  0F  04   1022   2094  Serial Bus         9

00  0F  05   1022   2095  Serial Bus         9

Evaluating BIOS Options ...

Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON

Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)11) #4: Thu May  1 14:50:05 PDT 2008

Platform ASA5505

Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.

Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.

Ethernet0/0

MAC Address: 0023.339e.2a91

Link is UP

Please set ADDRESS Variable.

Please set SERVER Variable.

Please set IMAGE Variable.

Launching BootLoader...

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Boot mode is 1. Default entry is 1.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Failsafe booting engaged.

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

CISCO SYSTEMS

Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)11 04/30/08 15:45:41.19

Low Memory: 632 KB

High Memory: 507 MB

PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq

00  01  00   1022   2080  Host Bridge       

00  01  02   1022   2082  Chipset En/Decrypt 11

00  0C  00   1148   4320  Ethernet           11

00  0D  00   177D   0003  Network En/Decrypt 10

00  0F  00   1022   2090  ISA Bridge        

00  0F  02   1022   2092  IDE Controller    

00  0F  03   1022   2093  Audio              10

00  0F  04   1022   2094  Serial Bus         9

00  0F  05   1022   2095  Serial Bus         9

Evaluating BIOS Options ...

Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON

Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)11) #4: Thu May  1 14:50:05 PDT 2008

Platform ASA5505

Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.

Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.

Ethernet0/0

MAC Address: 0023.339e.2a91

Link is UP

Please set ADDRESS Variable.

Please set SERVER Variable.

Please set IMAGE Variable.

Launching BootLoader...

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Boot mode is 1. Default entry is 1.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Failsafe booting engaged.

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

CISCO SYSTEMS

Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)11 04/30/08 15:45:41.19

Low Memory: 632 KB

High Memory: 507 MB

PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq

00  01  00   1022   2080  Host Bridge       

00  01  02   1022   2082  Chipset En/Decrypt 11

00  0C  00   1148   4320  Ethernet           11

00  0D  00   177D   0003  Network En/Decrypt 10

00  0F  00   1022   2090  ISA Bridge        

00  0F  02   1022   2092  IDE Controller    

00  0F  03   1022   2093  Audio              10

00  0F  04   1022   2094  Serial Bus         9

00  0F  05   1022   2095  Serial Bus         9

Evaluating BIOS Options ...

Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON

Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)11) #4: Thu May  1 14:50:05 PDT 2008

Platform ASA5505

Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.

Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.

Ethernet0/0

MAC Address: 0023.339e.2a91

Link is UP

Please set ADDRESS Variable.

Please set SERVER Variable.

Please set IMAGE Variable.

Launching BootLoader...

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Boot mode is 1. Default entry is 1.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Failsafe booting engaged.

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

CISCO SYSTEMS

Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)11 04/30/08 15:45:41.19

Low Memory: 632 KB

High Memory: 507 MB

PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq

00  01  00   1022   2080  Host Bridge       

00  01  02   1022   2082  Chipset En/Decrypt 11

00  0C  00   1148   4320  Ethernet           11

00  0D  00   177D   0003  Network En/Decrypt 10

00  0F  00   1022   2090  ISA Bridge        

00  0F  02   1022   2092  IDE Controller    

00  0F  03   1022   2093  Audio              10

00  0F  04   1022   2094  Serial Bus         9

00  0F  05   1022   2095  Serial Bus         9

Evaluating BIOS Options ...

Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON

Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)11) #4: Thu May  1 14:50:05 PDT 2008

Platform ASA5505

Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.

Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.

Ethernet0/0

MAC Address: 0023.339e.2a91

Link is UP

Please set ADDRESS Variable.

Please set SERVER Variable.

Please set IMAGE Variable.

Launching BootLoader...

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Boot mode is 1. Default entry is 1.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Failsafe booting engaged.

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

CISCO SYSTEMS

Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)11 04/30/08 15:45:41.19

Low Memory: 632 KB

High Memory: 507 MB

PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq

00  01  00   1022   2080  Host Bridge       

00  01  02   1022   2082  Chipset En/Decrypt 11

00  0C  00   1148   4320  Ethernet           11

00  0D  00   177D   0003  Network En/Decrypt 10

00  0F  00   1022   2090  ISA Bridge        

00  0F  02   1022   2092  IDE Controller    

00  0F  03   1022   2093  Audio              10

00  0F  04   1022   2094  Serial Bus         9

00  0F  05   1022   2095  Serial Bus         9

Evaluating BIOS Options ...

Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON

Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)11) #4: Thu May  1 14:50:05 PDT 2008

Platform ASA5505

Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.

Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.

Ethernet0/0

MAC Address: 0023.339e.2a91

Link is UP

Please set ADDRESS Variable.

Please set SERVER Variable.

Please set IMAGE Variable.

Launching BootLoader...

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Boot mode is 1. Default entry is 1.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Failsafe booting engaged.

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

CISCO SYSTEMS

Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)11 04/30/08 15:45:41.19

Low Memory: 632 KB

High Memory: 507 MB

PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq

00  01  00   1022   2080  Host Bridge       

00  01  02   1022   2082  Chipset En/Decrypt 11

00  0C  00   1148   4320  Ethernet           11

00  0D  00   177D   0003  Network En/Decrypt 10

00  0F  00   1022   2090  ISA Bridge        

00  0F  02   1022   2092  IDE Controller    

00  0F  03   1022   2093  Audio              10

00  0F  04   1022   2094  Serial Bus         9

00  0F  05   1022   2095  Serial Bus         9

Evaluating BIOS Options ...

Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON

Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)11) #4: Thu May  1 14:50:05 PDT 2008

Platform ASA5505

Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.

Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.

Ethernet0/0

MAC Address: 0023.339e.2a91

Link is UP

Please set ADDRESS Variable.

Please set SERVER Variable.

Please set IMAGE Variable.

Launching BootLoader...

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Boot mode is 1. Default entry is 1.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

Failsafe booting engaged.

Default configuration file contains 1 entry.

Searching / for images to boot.

No images in /

Error 15: File not found

unable to boot an image

CISCO SYSTEMS

Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)11 04/30/08 15:45:41.19

Low Memory: 632 KB

High Memory: 507 MB

PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq

00  01  00   1022   2080  Host Bridge       

00  01  02   1022   2082  Chipset En/Decrypt 11

00  0C  00   1148   4320  Ethernet           11

00  0D  00   177D   0003  Network En/Decrypt 10

00  0F  00   1022   2090  ISA Bridge        

00  0F  02   1022   2092  IDE Controller    

00  0F  03   1022   2093  Audio              10

00  0F  04   1022   2094  Serial Bus         9

00  0F  05   1022   2095  Serial Bus         9

Evaluating BIOS Options ...

Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON

Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)11) #4: Thu May  1 14:50:05 PDT 2008

Platform ASA5505

Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.

Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.

Boot interrupted.                              

Ethernet0/0

MAC Address: 0023.339e.2a91

Link is UP

Use ? for help.

rommon #0> format disk0:

Invalid or incorrect command.  Use 'help' for help.

rommon #0> ADDRESS=10.10.10.110

rommon #1> GATEWAY=10.10.10.1

rommon #2> SERVER=10.10.10.98

rommon #3> IMAGE=asa914-k8.bin

rommon #4> tftp

ROMMON Variable Settings:

  ADDRESS=10.10.10.110

  SERVER=10.10.10.98

  GATEWAY=10.10.10.1

  PORT=Ethernet0/0

  VLAN=untagged

  IMAGE=asa914-k8.bin

  CONFIG=

  LINKTIMEOUT=20

  PKTTIMEOUT=4

  RETRY=20

tftp asa914-k8.bin@10.10.10.98 via 10.10.10.1

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Received 27076608 bytes

Launching TFTP Image...

Cisco Security Appliance admin loader (3.0) #0: Thu Dec  5 19:38:43 PST 2013

Platform ASA5505

Loading...

IO memory blocks requested from bigphys 32bit: 9956

Àdosfsck 2.11, 12 Mar 2005, FAT32, LFN

Currently, only 1 or 2 FATs are supported, not 42.

dosfsck(/dev/hda1) returned 1

mount: mounting /dev/hda1 on /mnt/disk0 failed: Invalid argument

mount: mounting /dev/hda1 on /mnt/disk0 failed: Invalid argument

Processor memory 343932928, Reserved memory: 62914560

Total SSMs found: 0

Total NICs found: 10

88E6095 rev 2 Gigabit Ethernet @ index 09 MAC: 0000.0003.0002

88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 08 MAC: 0023.339e.2a90

88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 07 MAC: 0023.339e.2a8f

88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 06 MAC: 0023.339e.2a8e

88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 05 MAC: 0023.339e.2a8d

88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 04 MAC: 0023.339e.2a8c

88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 03 MAC: 0023.339e.2a8b

88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 02 MAC: 0023.339e.2a8a

88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 01 MAC: 0023.339e.2a89

y88acs06 rev16 Gigabit Ethernet @ index 00 MAC: 0023.339e.2a91

INFO: Unable to read firewall mode from flash

       Writing default firewall mode (single) to flash

INFO: Unable to read cluster interface-mode from flash

       Writing default mode "None" to flash

Verify the activation-key, it might take a while...

Failed to retrieve permanent activation key.

Running Permanent Activation Key: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

The Running Activation Key is not valid, using default settings:

Licensed features for this platform:

Maximum Physical Interfaces       : 8              perpetual

VLANs                             : 3              DMZ Restricted

Dual ISPs                         : Disabled       perpetual

VLAN Trunk Ports                  : 0              perpetual

Inside Hosts                      : 10             perpetual

Failover                          : Disabled       perpetual

Encryption-DES                    : Enabled        perpetual

Encryption-3DES-AES               : Disabled       perpetual

AnyConnect Premium Peers          : 2              perpetual

AnyConnect Essentials             : Disabled       perpetual

Other VPN Peers                   : 10             perpetual

Total VPN Peers                   : 12             perpetual

Shared License                    : Disabled       perpetual

AnyConnect for Mobile             : Disabled       perpetual

AnyConnect for Cisco VPN Phone    : Disabled       perpetual

Advanced Endpoint Assessment      : Disabled       perpetual

UC Phone Proxy Sessions           : 2              perpetual

Total UC Proxy Sessions           : 2              perpetual

Botnet Traffic Filter             : Disabled       perpetual

Intercompany Media Engine         : Disabled       perpetual

Cluster                           : Disabled       perpetual

This platform has a Base license.

Encryption hardware device : Cisco ASA-5505 on-board accelerator (revision 0x0)

                             Boot microcode        : CN1000-MC-BOOT-2.00

                             SSL/IKE microcode     : CNLite-MC-SSLm-PLUS-2_05

                             IPSec microcode       : CNlite-MC-IPSECm-MAIN-2.09

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Insufficient flash space available for this request:

  Size info: request:32 free:0  delta:32

Could not initialize system files in flash.

config_fetcher: channel open failed

ERROR: MIGRATION - Could not get the startup configuration.

INFO: Power-On Self-Test in process.

.......................

INFO: Power-On Self-Test complete.

INFO: MIGRATION - Saving the startup errors to file 'flash:upgrade_startup_errors_200804300128.log'

Pre-configure Firewall now through interactive prompts [yes]? n

Type help or '?' for a list of available commands.

ciscoasa> en

Password:

ciscoasa# format disk0:

Format operation may take a while. Continue? [confirm]

Format operation will destroy all data in "disk0:".  Continue? [confirm]

Initializing partition - done!

Creating FAT16 filesystem

mkdosfs 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)

System tables written to disk

Format of disk0 complete

ciscoasa# format disk:

                 ^

ERROR: % Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

ciscoasa# format flash:

Format operation may take a while. Continue? [confirm]

Format operation will destroy all data in "flash:".  Continue? [confirm]

Initializing partition - done!

Creating FAT16 filesystem

mkdosfs 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)

System tables written to disk

Format of disk0 complete

ciscoasa# format disk0:/

                 ^

ERROR: % Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

ciscoasa# format disk0: 

Format operation may take a while. Continue? [confirm]

Format operation will destroy all data in "disk0:".  Continue? [confirm]

Initializing partition - done!

Creating FAT16 filesystem

/dev/hda1: No such file or directory

mkdosfs 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)

System tables written to disk

mount: mounting /dev/hda1 on /mnt/disk0 failed: No such file or directory

Format of disk0 complete

ciscoasa#

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Cisco ASA 5505 not able to access flash

Hello,

0 bytes total (0 bytes free)

You can try to reseat the flash, if this doesn't work then it will have to be replaced.

Regards,

Felipe.

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Re: Cisco ASA 5505 not able to access flash

Hi,

Could you post 'show flash' output?

You could do 'erase' flash' but note it will remove license/activation keys.


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Cisco ASA 5505 not able to access flash

Yeah...I think I found that one out the hard way already. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. I want to get this issue fixed before I start thinking about the license issue.

ciscoasa#

ciscoasa#

ciscoasa#

ciscoasa# sh flash

--#--  --length--  -----date/time------  path

2403  0           Apr 30 2008 02:00:56  test

2285  196         Apr 30 2008 01:28:20  upgrade_startup_errors_200804300128.log

2283  0           Apr 30 2008 01:28:20  coredumpinfo

2284  59          Apr 30 2008 01:28:20  coredumpinfo/coredump.cfg

2280  0           Apr 30 2008 01:27:56  crypto_archive

2267  0           Apr 30 2008 01:27:38  log

0 bytes total (0 bytes free)

ciscoasa#

ciscoasa#

ciscoasa#

ciscoasa# sh disk0

--#--  --length--  -----date/time------  path

2403  0           Apr 30 2008 02:00:56  test

2285  196         Apr 30 2008 01:28:20  upgrade_startup_errors_200804300128.log

2283  0           Apr 30 2008 01:28:20  coredumpinfo

2284  59          Apr 30 2008 01:28:20  coredumpinfo/coredump.cfg

2280  0           Apr 30 2008 01:27:56  crypto_archive

2267  0           Apr 30 2008 01:27:38  log

0 bytes total (0 bytes free)

ciscoasa#

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Cisco ASA 5505 not able to access flash

Hello,

0 bytes total (0 bytes free)

You can try to reseat the flash, if this doesn't work then it will have to be replaced.

Regards,

Felipe.

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Cisco ASA 5505 not able to access flash

I know that my original post was long but, as mentioned earlier, I have tried multiple flash cards. I guess I should not have pressumed that it would be understood that I properly seated both cards before posting here for advice. The zero bytes total started before I opened it up to look at the flash card and/or swap it out for another one. I have a third one that I'm going to try. But in the mean time....

Any other suggestions?

Cisco ASA 5505 not able to access flash

Hello Ellis,

Weird enough,

So if you change it to another you still see the 0 Byte???

I mean you will need to copy a ASA Image to the Flash in order to boot properly but with that disk space you are going to have issues.

If you change it to a different memory card and do a sh flash what do you get?

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Cisco ASA 5505 not able to access flash

So I decided to take it back to work and have our firewall guy to look at it. He said that it was a common ASA issue and popped in a new flash that Cisco had just delivered and voila...it booted right up. Thank you all for the help.

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if my memory is correct there

if my memory is correct there was a manufacturing issue with a batch of asa5505 and had flash problems.

i remember a few years back we had to replace a bunch of them because of this.

we just had 3 of them fail while we were upgrading firmware

 

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Hi,

Hi,

I have the same issue with my ASA 5505, can you suggest me please what is the excect solution for the same?

Is it about new flash card solution or something issue with the ASA?

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