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Unable to write to flash

My client has had to replace their ASA 5510.  Upon importing the image to the brand new ASA they are unable to write to the flash.

They have run fcsk disk0: to no avail.

show file system show 0 and 0 for Flash size and Free space on disk0.

Is there anything that can be done, short of formating flash and trying to reinstall the image?  I have asked them to reload the ASA but they are reluctant to do so as they don't want the site to lose connectivity.

Thanks                  

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Cisco Employee

Unable to write to flash

When the format on the Flash is lost, the size will be read as 0 as it cannot read the spaces free or taken. That wont cause a thing and it is the most common procedure when we get cases like this.

Mike

Mike
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Cisco Employee

Unable to write to flash

Sorry didnt quite catch that, did you format it?

Mike

Mike
VIP Green

Unable to write to flash

no haven't formatted it.  I am wondering if there is anything we can try before resorting to formating?  As you can see below, I am bit curious why size and free are showing up as 0.

ASA#   sh file system

File Systems:

    Size(b)     Free(b)      Type  Flags  Prefixes

* 0           0           disk      rw      disk0: flash:

          -           -  disk      rw      disk1:

          -           -  network   rw      tftp:

          -           -  opaque    rw      system:

          -           -  network   ro      http:

          -           -  network   ro      https:

          -           -  network   rw      ftp:

          -           -  network   rw      smb:

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Cisco Employee

Unable to write to flash

When the format on the Flash is lost, the size will be read as 0 as it cannot read the spaces free or taken. That wont cause a thing and it is the most common procedure when we get cases like this.

Mike

Mike
VIP Green

Unable to write to flash

So formating the flash is the only way forward?

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Cisco Employee

Unable to write to flash

From this point forward. Yes.

Mike

Mike
VIP Green

Unable to write to flash

Thats what I was afraid of...  thanks for your help

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