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2950 boot into switch: mode

The output of dir flash shows unable to stat flash., may i know the reason?. The Stat LED is green in color.

Some of the outpu follows,

switch: dir flash

unable to stat flash/: permission denied

switch: copy xmodem: flash:c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-22.EA7.bin

Begin the Xmodem or Xmodem-1K transfer now...

CCCCCCCCCCBB0BB0xmodem:: I/O error

switch: flash_init

Initializing Flash...

...The flash is already initialized.

switch: load_helper

Thank you,

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Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

A long time, be patient.

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

Is the xmodem transfer working now?

The transfer will take a long while as pointed out, I wouldn't be surprised for 72 minutes to be correct.

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Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

Make sure that your cabling and the MD5 checksum of the bin file you have matches the one on cisco website when you download it.

If cabling and IOS image MD5 are right, then it's most likely that it needs an RMA.

New Member

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

Thank you. I am not sure about the RMA(waranty) status of the device.

The switch displays the switch: prompt.

Switch: dir flash

unable to stat flash/: permission denied.

switch: flash_init

Initializing Flash...

...The flash is already initialized.

Could be a issue with hardware(flash)? Is that possible to replace that alone?

Thank you,

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

Can you load the helper (load_helper command) after the flash_init and try the dir after again

New Member

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

you will have this information in my first post. Yes, I tried with

switch: load_helper

Still have the same result.

Thank you,

Siva

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

Unfortunately that sounds to me like an RMA.

New Member

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

Thank you for your reply. Just to make sure, when i do

switch: flash_init

Initializing Flash...

...The flash is already initialized.

Thanks,

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

So the command flash_init was already entered and you said it says the same thing for load_helper.

How about if you power cycle the switch and try it again from the order mentioned previously?

1. flash_init

2. load_helper

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Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

After the power cycle and the above steps, gives same status.

switch: flash_init

Initializing Flash...

...The flash is already initialized.

switch: load_helper

switch: dir flash

unable to stat flash/: permission denied

switch: load_helper

switch: flash_init

Initializing Flash...

...The flash is already initialized.

switch: dir flash

unable to stat flash/: permission denied

switch: copy xmodem: flash:c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-20.EA1.bin

Begin the Xmodem or Xmodem-1K transfer now...

CCCCCCCCCCBB0BB0xmodem:: I/O error

Thanks,

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

The switch went defective, RMA will be the way to go.

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

in rommon, type i and enter

then type dir flash:

You will be prompted to Iinitialize flash simm, reply 'Y'

After that, you can xmodem.

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Edison.

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Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

Thank you, May I know how long will it take to do Xmodem tranfer? It shows 72 minutes to complete.

Thanks ,

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

A long time, be patient.

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

Is the xmodem transfer working now?

The transfer will take a long while as pointed out, I wouldn't be surprised for 72 minutes to be correct.

New Member

Re: 2950 boot into switch: mode

Had to do

copy Xmodem:image_name flash:new image _name

At the same time I ran send file from the hyper terminal with the new image_name.

and it's working, Thanks for everyones help....

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