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Cisco IPS 4255 not booting up

Hi guys,

Please assist, I have a cisco ips 4255 that does not want to boot up properly, it goes to rommon mode and stops.

Booting system, please wait...


CISCO SYSTEMS
Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(11)2 01/25/06 13:21:26.17

Low Memory: 631 KB
High Memory: 3968 MB
PCI Device Table.
Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq
00  00  00   8086   2578  Host Bridge
00  01  00   8086   2579  PCI-to-PCI Bridge
00  03  00   8086   257B  PCI-to-PCI Bridge
00  1C  00   8086   25AE  PCI-to-PCI Bridge
00  1D  00   8086   25A9  Serial Bus         11
00  1D  01   8086   25AA  Serial Bus         10
00  1D  04   8086   25AB  System
00  1D  05   8086   25AC  IRQ Controller
00  1D  07   8086   25AD  Serial Bus         9
00  1E  00   8086   244E  PCI-to-PCI Bridge
00  1F  00   8086   25A1  ISA Bridge
00  1F  02   8086   25A3  IDE Controller     11
00  1F  03   8086   25A4  Serial Bus         5
00  1F  05   8086   25A6  Audio              5
02  01  00   8086   1075  Ethernet           11
03  01  00   177D   0003  Encrypt/Decrypt    9
03  02  00   8086   1079  Ethernet           9
03  02  01   8086   1079  Ethernet           9
03  03  00   8086   1079  Ethernet           9
03  03  01   8086   1079  Ethernet           9
04  02  00   8086   1209  Ethernet           11
04  03  00   8086   1209  Ethernet           5

Evaluating BIOS Options ...
Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON

Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(11)2) #0: Thu Jan 26 10:43:08 PST 2006

Platform IPS-4255-K9


Management0/0
Ethernet auto negotiation timed out.
Interface-4 Link Not Established (check cable).


Default Interface number-4 Not Up


Link State is Down

Use ? for help.
rommon #0>

I did try to tftp an image to it but it does not help, see settings below:

rommon #0> set
ROMMON Variable Settings:
  ADDRESS=10.5.1.110
  SERVER=10.5.1.111
  GATEWAY=0.0.0.0
  PORT=Management0/0
  VLAN=untagged
  IMAGE=IPS-4255-K9-sys-1.1-a-6.2-3-E4.img
  CONFIG=
  LINKTIMEOUT=20
  PKTTIMEOUT=4
  RETRY=20

I am not sure what should be entered in the CONFIG= section.

it can download an image file:

rommon #1> tftp
Link is UP

ROMMON Variable Settings:
  ADDRESS=10.5.1.110
  SERVER=10.5.1.111
  GATEWAY=0.0.0.0
  PORT=Management0/0
  VLAN=untagged
  IMAGE=IPS-4255-K9-sys-1.1-a-6.2-3-E4.img
  CONFIG=
  LINKTIMEOUT=20
  PKTTIMEOUT=4
  RETRY=20

tftp IPS-4255-K9-sys-1.1-a-6.2-3-E4.img@10.5.1.111
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Received 28762116 bytes

Launching TFTP Image...
[STUB]
bziBegin=0x204FC0
found kernel header (boot protocol ver 0x203)
2.4.30-IDS-smp-bigphys (@stbaker-kalel-lnx) #2 SMP Tue Aug 18 13:05:49 UTC 2009
rmSetupSize=0x1600
initrdBegin=0x321B27
kernBegin=0x2065C0
kernSize=0x11B567
memorySizeInPages=0xF7F00
moving initrd
moving real mode setup
moving kernel
launching...


Linux version 2.4.30-IDS-smp-bigphys (@stbaker-kalel-lnx) (gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)) #2 SMP Tue Aug 18 13:05:49 UTC 2009
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009dc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009dc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 00000000f8000000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fff00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
3072MB HIGHMEM available.
896MB LOWMEM available.
found SMP MP-table at 0009dc80
hm, page 0009d000 reserved twice.
hm, page 0009e000 reserved twice.
hm, page 0009f000 reserved twice.
hm, page 000a0000 reserved twice.
On node 0 totalpages: 1015808
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 225280 pages.
zone(2): 786432 pages.
DMI not present.
ACPI: Unable to locate RSDP
Intel MultiProcessor Specification v1.1
    Virtual Wire compatibility mode.
OEM ID: OEM ID   Product ID: PRODUCT ID   APIC at: 0xFEE00000
Processor #0 Unknown CPU [15:4] APIC version 20
I/O APIC #14 Version 32 at 0xFEC00000.
I/O APIC #13 Version 32 at 0xFEC10000.
Enabling APIC mode: Flat.       Using 2 I/O APICs
Processors: 1
Kernel command line: auto root=/dev/ram0 nousb initrd=initrd hda=flash cidsrecovery=full console=ttyS0,9600n8 ramdisk_size=60720
ide_setup: hda=flash
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 3000.190 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 5989.99 BogoMIPS
Memory: 3985000k/4063232k available (1631k kernel code, 77836k reserved, 707k data, 132k init, 3145728k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 524288 (order: 10, 4194304 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 262144 (order: 9, 2097152 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 262144 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 1048576 (order: 10, 4194304 bytes)
CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 1024K
CPU: Physical Processor ID: 0
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 1024K
CPU: Physical Processor ID: 0
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz stepping 01
per-CPU timeslice cutoff: 2925.02 usecs.
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Error: only one processor found.
WARNING: No sibling found for CPU 0.
ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs
Setting 14 in the phys_id_present_map
...changing IO-APIC physical APIC ID to 14 ... ok.
Setting 13 in the phys_id_present_map
...changing IO-APIC physical APIC ID to 13 ... ok.
..TIMER: vector=0x31 pin1=2 pin2=0
testing the IO APIC.......................


.................................... done.
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 3000.1583 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 200.0105 MHz.
cpu: 0, clocks: 2000105, slice: 1000052
CPU0<T0:2000096,T1:1000032,D:12,S:1000052,C:2000105>
Waiting on wait_init_idle (map = 0x0)
All processors have done init_idle
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xff648, last bus=4
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 00:1f.2
Transparent bridge - Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB PCI Bridge
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B0,I29,P0) -> 16
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B0,I29,P1) -> 19
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B0,I29,P3) -> 23
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B0,I31,P0) -> 16
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B0,I31,P1) -> 17
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B0,I31,P1) -> 17
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B2,I1,P0) -> 18
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B3,I1,P0) -> 24
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B3,I2,P0) -> 24
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B3,I2,P1) -> 25
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B3,I3,P0) -> 26
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B3,I3,P1) -> 27
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B4,I2,P0) -> 16
PCI->APIC IRQ transform: (B4,I3,P0) -> 17
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 00:00.0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
hugetlb_init: No pre-allocated pages from low memory availablefor HugeTLB FS
Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0 of 0x200000 size pages
Starting kswapd
allocated 32 pages and 32 bhs reserved for the highmem bounces
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
Hugetlbfs mounted.
keyboard: controller not found
pty: 2048 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 60720K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
lpc: version 0.1 (Aug 18 2009)
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
hdb: C/H/S=0/0/0 from BIOS ignored
hda: STI Flash 7.2.0, CFA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: 1000944 sectors (512 MB), CHS=993/16/63
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4
ide: late registration of driver.
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
i2c-core.o: i2c core module version 2.10.0 (20060214)
i2c-dev.o: i2c /dev entries driver module version 2.10.0 (20060214)
i2c-proc.o version 2.10.0 (20060214)
i2c-i801 version 2.10.0 (20060214)
ipmi message handler version 37
ipmi device interface version 37
IPMI SMB Interface driver version 37a
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 32768 buckets, 256Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 524288 bind 65536)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 26929k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 132k freed
init started:  BusyBox v1.00-rc1 (2009.08.18-13:09+0000) multi-call binary


Recovery version 1.21
Started on Fri Sep 10 19:39:10 UTC 2010
Full system recovery

Making filesystems on /dev/hda1
Copying grub to /dev/hda1
Installing grub to /dev/hda1

Making filesystems on /dev/hda2
Installing base image

Updating idsRoot/shared
Updating grub
Installing IPS components
mount: Mounting /dev/hda2 on /tmp/rootrw failed: Invalid argument
Abort: mount -t ext3 /dev/hda2


Please press Enter to activate this console.


BusyBox v1.00-rc1 (2009.08.18-13:09+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
#
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I am not sure what I should type in here to proceed, please assist advise.

Thanks

Sarish

1 REPLY
Cisco Employee

Re: Cisco IPS 4255 not booting up

Sarish;

  It appears there may be an issue with the hardware and that replacement may be necessary.  If the device is covered under an active service contract it would be best to open a service request with TAC to have this confirmed.

Scott

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