In order to break the sequence of loading the IOS image the usual "control Break" does not work to stop the image from loading.
The system has been encountered an error initializing ethernet port. You may need to check hardware The system is ignoring the error and continuing boot. If you interrupt the system boot process, the following commands will reinitialize ethernet, tftp, and finish loading the operating system software:
Hence, I have to turn to Holding on to the MODE button. However, holding on to the Mode button allows you go into the bootflash mode but also restore it to factory defaults. Hence, that may be the reason why I cannot find flash_init in the commands and the config.txt in the rommon mode to change the config.txt
Kindly advise how to proceed with this model AP password recovery. Need this urgent. Thanks in advanced.
Re: [problem] Password Recovery For AIR-AP1242AG-S-K9
Don't know why that didn't work, but if you already restored the AP to factory default, then it's too late to recover your password. Once you configure the AP and do a wr mem, then you config.txt will appear. I guess you can maybe play around with the AP after you configure it to see if you can do a password recovery... it just so easy to retore it back to default and paste in a configuration:)