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Upgrade 128MB Compact flash on CME router failed

I am trying to upgrade my CF card on my CME as Cisco sends a ridiculously small 64MB card.

I copied all files to the 128 MB flash card and reloaded the router. It does not boot and gives me an error.

CME-LAB#

System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Copyright (c) 2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Initializing memory for ECC

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c2811 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with ECC enabled

Readonly ROMMON initialized

program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xcb80

program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xcb80

program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0x25f0638

Self decompressing the image : ########################################[OK]

Error : pre and post compression image sizes disagree

*** System received a Software forced crash ***

signal= 0x17, code= 0x8, context= 0x80014b40

PC = 0x8000f0d4, Cause = 0x20, Status Reg = 0x3040a803

c2811 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with ECC enabled

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Has anyone seen this.

Thanks in adv.

Joel

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Cisco Employee

Re: Upgrade 128MB Compact flash on CME router failed

The error message means that the decompressed image size is not correct, so the router will not complete the boot process.

Either the original image you copied to the new flash card is bad, or the flash card itself is not any good.

You can try booting off the 64meg card, then swap the new card and perform a format on it. This will either initialise for the image to be copied over to it, or detect bad sectors. If it still will not boot, sounds like the card is bad.

Be aware that the routers use a higher grade flash module so using something out of a camera may not necessarily work reliably. Obviously we would prefer that you buy direct off Cisco, but should you need an alternate source of high quality memory for Cisco equipment, check out www.memoryx.net

Community Member

Re: Upgrade 128MB Compact flash on CME router failed

I already tried formatting the card on the Router and then loading but it did not work.

This was the Cisco authorized 3rd party flash, Part number = MEM2800-128CF.

Thanks for the website.

I am trying now to get a replacement. Will try that and let you guys know if it worked.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Upgrade 128MB Compact flash on CME router failed

Hi,

Not all CFs will work in a cisco router, just like not all USB sticks do. So either you are willing to try various makes, or buy what is know to work from reliable vendors.

Hope this helps, please rate post if it does!

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