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6509 will not boot, xmodem fails everytime, stuck in sp rommon

Hello all,

     I have been stuck for the past couple days with sup2's that will not boot, xmodem transfers fail every time, and from what i can gather my supervisor is stuck in a constant state of sp rommon mode.  I have been wading through the hundreds of topics with no resolution that works.  here is a sample of what i am seeing:

System Bootstrap, Version 6.1(3)
Copyright (c) 1994-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.
c6k_sup2 processor with 131072 Kbytes of main memory

Autoboot executing command: "boot "
boot: cannot determine first file name on device "bootflash:"

System Bootstrap, Version 6.1(3)
Copyright (c) 1994-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.
c6k_sup2 processor with 131072 Kbytes of main memory

rommon 1 >

Any help would be awesome!

Thanks,

Thomas

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

6509 will not boot, xmodem fails everytime, stuck in sp rommon

Please reboot the Sup card and post the entire bootup process so we can determine WHERE exactly is the issue.

New Member

Re: 6509 will not boot, xmodem fails everytime, stuck in sp romm

Have the same problem.

Problem begin after a month's inactivity of catalyst 6509. I was not be able to boot cisco with previous configuration. It was loaded only with old image that was on bootflash:. So I deleted it and now have same trouble as topicstarter.

rommon 1 > dir bootflash:

File size           Checksum   File name

25244176 bytes (0x1813210)  0x193f49ab    c6sup22-pk2sv-mz.121-20.E3 (deleted)

246120 bytes (0x3c168)    0x293adcca    crashinfo_20111106-090411 (deleted)

266117 bytes (0x40f85)    0x44b71a4b    crashinfo_20120615-110212 (deleted)

267664 bytes (0x41590)    0x901ea50b    crashinfo_20120615-110824 (deleted)

656 bytes (0x290)      0x66858b84    diaginfo_mod9_20120717-092207 (deleted)

1600884 bytes (0x186d74)   0x6031ac06    c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-3a.E4 (deleted)

How can I undelete last file? I think this will solve the problem

Here is a full log of boot:

System Bootstrap, Version 6.1(3)

Copyright (c) 1994-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Testing lower main memory - data equals address

Testing lower main memory - checkerboard

Testing lower main memory - inverse checkerboard

Clearing lower 16K memory for cache initialization

Clearing bss

Reading monitor variables from NVRAM

Enabling interrupts

Initializing TLB

Initializing cache

Initializing required TLB entries

Initializing main memory

Sizing NVRAM

Initializing PCMCIA controller

Exiting init

c6k_sup2 processor with 524288 Kbytes of main memory

Autoboot executing command: "boot bootflash:"

boot: cannot determine first file name on device "bootflash:"

System Bootstrap, Version 6.1(3)

Copyright (c) 1994-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Testing lower main memory - data equals address

Testing lower main memory - checkerboard

Testing lower main memory - inverse checkerboard

Clearing lower 16K memory for cache initialization

Clearing bss

Reading monitor variables from NVRAM

Enabling interrupts

Initializing TLB

Initializing cache

Initializing required TLB entries

Initializing main memory

Sizing NVRAM

Initializing PCMCIA controller

Exiting init

c6k_sup2 processor with 524288 Kbytes of main memory

rommon 1 >

And one more thing. Maybe it would be usefull:

rommon 2 > dir slot0:

device does not contain a valid magic number

dir: cannot open device "slot0:"

Don't know if it is ok. I had trying to boot from pcmcia card:

rommon 3 > dev

Devices in device table:

id  name

bootflash:  boot flash

slot0:  PCMCIA slot 0

eprom:  eprom

rommon 4 > boot slot0:

device does not contain a valid magic number

boot: cannot open "slot0:"

boot: cannot determine first file name on device "slot0:"

New Member

6509 will not boot, xmodem fails everytime, stuck in sp rommon

Trying to follow this instructions

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a008015bfa1.shtml#xmodem

I don't understand where from images appear in bootflash: in step 5.

New Member

Re: 6509 will not boot, xmodem fails everytime, stuck in sp romm

In my first message I wrote log of boot. But it wasn't first boot. Here is first boot. Has some differences:

System Bootstrap, Version 6.1(3)

Copyright (c) 1994-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Testing lower main memory - data equals address

Testing lower main memory - checkerboard

Testing lower main memory - inverse checkerboard

Clearing lower 16K memory for cache initialization

Clearing bss

Reading monitor variables from NVRAM

Warning: Rommon NVRAM area is corrupted. Initialize the area to default values

Enabling interrupts

Initializing TLB

Initializing cache

Initializing required TLB entries

Initializing main memory

Sizing NVRAM

Initializing PCMCIA controller

Exiting init

c6k_sup2 processor with 524288 Kbytes of main memory

Maybe this is the problem? What to do?

Hall of Fame Super Gold

6509 will not boot, xmodem fails everytime, stuck in sp rommon

I think you need to contact Cisco TAC.  You need to RMA the supervisor card.

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