hey folks could really use your input. i deleted my ios on my 2950 so that i could upgrade the ios to a newer one but in the middle of the upgrade i lost power, now i am tring to use xmodem to recover the ios but it gets to cccccccccc and i get $$$$$$$ and I/O error and help would really be great.
Please try again and see if it works,
From the switch: prompt, enter these commands (comments are in parenthesis):
switch: flash_init (initialize the flash)
switch: load_helper (loads any possible helper files)
switch: copy xmodem: flash:
Then you should be able to "send" the image via xmodem from the PC you are consoled into
the switch with.
If still issue is there then I could be a bad switch.
CCCCCCC...means the existing ios will be erased ..after that you need to give the exact path to transfer it using xmodem...
hey thanks for your replies this is the command i am using
switch: copy xmodem: flash:c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-22.EA10.bin. It starts out ok but after 10 C's then i get 6 $ and an I/O error tried many times wondering if i am missing any steps. have looked at the link for recovering from a missing flash. thanks again for your time and help. i was goig to use this switch for my ccna study but i guess i will have to use my 1924 if i cant get it up and running.
thank you very much for your time.
You steps seems to be ok here. Sorry, but I feel its a bad switch, needs to be RMA'd.
Good Luck for your CCNA. Feel free to contact incase any help is reqd.
thanks i got the switch a few weeks ago and it worked fine with the old ios, but i wanted to upgrade it to the newest ios , it does respone to flash_init, load_helper, and other commands but , well i guess i will have to just take the books word for the practice ?.
thank you guys for the input.
P.S next time i will think twice before erasing the ios on any cisco product.
try this to shorten the time of Xmodem..
Yes i viewed that page when I had a 3500 switch to add the IOs on. And thought I could get it going a little faster since it was a newer switch, but ended up just messing up the flash on it and had to re format the flash like you just had me do - to get the flash to initialize lol. It works and Im happy with that.