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cannot save configuration changes on catalyst 3548

i have an old switch that worked when last on network. powered on normally, but when i attempt to make configuration changes (copy running config startup config), it fails. where can i find information on working with file systems Version 12.0(5.3)WC(1), MAINTENANCE INTERIM SOFTWARE

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Re: cannot save configuration changes on catalyst 3548

Be sure you are in configuration mode to make the configuration changes and in "enable" mode to save them.

router> <----- read only mode

router> enable

password: *******

router# <-------- enable mode is where you can "copy run start or "write mem"

router# configure terminal <--- go into config mode from enable mode.

Re: cannot save configuration changes on catalyst 3548

You need to be in enable mode to do much of the commands, see the following example:

Switch>wr me

^

% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

Switch>copy run start

^

% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

Switch>en

Switch#copy run start

Destination filename [startup-config]?

Building configuration...

Switch#

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Re: cannot save configuration changes on catalyst 3548

Hello,

in addition to the other posts, what is the exact error message you are receiving ? It is also possible that the configuratio file in your flash has become corrupted. Do a:

3548#dir flash:

You should see a number of files in flash, the file named 'config.txt' holds your configuration. Try and delete that file with the command:

3548#del flash:config.txt

and try to save the running to the startup config again.

Regards,

GNT

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Re: cannot save configuration changes on catalyst 3548

hi, thanks for the followup. i appreciate it. i am sure the is corruption in the config.text file but am having a problem deleting it. i have copied a number of errors, listed below.......

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va-research-3548-06#copy runn start

Destination filename [startup-config]?

Building configuration...

intel_28f320j5_write_bytes: flash busy error

flashfs[1]: writing to flash handle 0x4E4E34, device 0, offset 0x360000, length

0x208: Operation Failed

flashfs[1]: sector ptr: {0x1B, 0xA0}

nv_done: unable to open "flash:config.text.new"[OK]

va-research-3548-06#

va-research-3548-06#dir

Directory of flash:/

%Error opening flash:/ (Device or resource busy)

3612672 bytes total (476160 bytes free)

va-research-3548-06#

va-research-3548-06#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C3500XL Software (C3500XL-C3H2S-M), Ve

INTERIM SOFTWARE

Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 30-Apr-01 07:51 by devgoyal

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x003331F4

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3500XL boot loader

va-research-3548-06 uptime is 4 days, 16 hours, 36 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload

System image file is "flash:c3500XL-c3h2s-mz-120-5.3.WC.1.bin"

cisco WS-C3548-XL (PowerPC403) processor (revision 0x01) with 16384K/1024K bytes

of memory.

Processor board ID FAB0528V1LZ, with hardware revision 0x00

Last reset from warm-reset

Processor is running Enterprise Edition Software

Cluster command switch capable

Cluster member switch capable

48 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

2 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:06:53:A9:14:40

Motherboard assembly number: 73-3903-08

Power supply part number: 34-0971-01

Motherboard serial number: FAB052572SW

Power supply serial number: PAC052300EI

Model revision number: A0

Motherboard revision number: C0

Model number: WS-C3548-XL-EN

System serial number: FAB0528V1LZ

Configuration register is 0xF

va-research-3548-06#

va-research-3548-06#dir flash:

Directory of flash:/

2 -rwx 1749748 Apr 30 2001 07:54:49 c3500XL-c3h2s-mz-120-5.3.WC.1.bin

3 -rwx 94375 Apr 30 2001 07:54:49 c3500XL-diag-mz-120-5.3.WC.1

4 drwx 10176 Feb 28 1993 16:00:55 html

5 -rwx 272 Dec 31 1969 16:00:20 env_vars

165 -rwx 4337 Feb 28 1993 18:06:35 config.text

166 -rwx 1096 Mar 01 1993 15:41:40 vlan.dat

3612672 bytes total (476160 bytes free)

va-research-3548-06#del

va-research-3548-06#delete flash:config.text

Delete filename [config.text]?

Delete flash:config.text? [confirm]

intel_28f320j5_write_bytes: flash busy error

flashfs[1]: writing to flash handle 0x4E4E34, device 0, offset 0x360000, length

0x208: Operation Failed

flashfs[1]: sector ptr: {0x1B, 0x9B}

flashfs[1]: filesystem marked down. Use "fsck" to recover.

%Error deleting flash:config.text (I/O error)

va-research-3548-06#

Re: cannot save configuration changes on catalyst 3548

Try to "fsck flash:" as suggested.

va-research-3548-06#fsck flash:

If fsck fails, you will no recourse but to replace the switch, it's toast.

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