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Can't get 2960 to load new IOS

I have a c2960-24TT-L switch that I have loaded the newest IOS from Cisco’s download site. (c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4.bin) however I cannot get the switch to run the new IOS. I must be doing the commands wrong or in the wrong order. I have tried it by the same way you load a 4500 series switch and that does not work. I have also tried it by holding down the MODE button on the left while rebooting and that does not take either.

If anyone could help me out with the command sequence that would be greatly appreciated as I have 3 switched to update.

Please see below for my SHO FLASH, SHO BOOT, SHO VERS

switch: dir flash:

Directory of flash:/

2    -rwx  11949374  <date>               c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4.bin

6    drwx  192       <date>               c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2

12855296 bytes available (19658752 bytes used)

switch: boot flash:c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4/c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4.bin

Loading "flash:c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4/c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4.bin"...flash:c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4/c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4.bin: no such file or directory

Error loading "flash:c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4/c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4.bin"

Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.

Boot process failed...

switch:

Switch#sho vers

Cisco IOS Software, C2960 Software (C2960-LANBASE-M), Version 12.2(25)SEE2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 28-Jul-06 04:33 by yenanh

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x00AA2F34

ROM: Bootstrap program is C2960 boot loader

BOOTLDR: C2960 Boot Loader (C2960-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(25r)SEE1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Switch uptime is 2 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "flash:c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2/c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2.bin"

cisco WS-C2960-24TT-L (PowerPC405) processor (revision B0) with 61440K/4088K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FOC1107Z00T

Last reset from power-on

1 Virtual Ethernet interface

24 FastEthernet interfaces

2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

64K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Base ethernet MAC Address       : 00:1B:2A:B0:DD:00

Motherboard assembly number     : 73-10390-03

Power supply part number        : 341-0097-02

Motherboard serial number       : FOC11064YFN

Power supply serial number      : DCA110386YK

Model revision number           : B0

Motherboard revision number     : C0

Model number                    : WS-C2960-24TT-L

System serial number            : FOC1107Z00T

Top Assembly Part Number        : 800-27221-02

Top Assembly Revision Number    : C0

Version ID                      : V02

CLEI Code Number                : COM3L00BRA

Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x01

Switch   Ports  Model              SW Version              SW Image

------   -----  -----              ----------              ----------

*    1   26     WS-C2960-24TT-L    12.2(25)SEE2            C2960-LANBASE-M

Configuration register is 0xF

Switch#sho flash

Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx    11949374   Mar 1 1993 00:16:41 +00:00  c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4.bin

    6  drwx         192   Mar 1 1993 00:05:55 +00:00  c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2

32514048 bytes total (12855296 bytes free)

Switch#

Switch#sho boot

BOOT path-list      : flash:c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2/c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2.bin

Config file         : flash:/config.text

Private Config file : flash:/private-config.text

Enable Break        : no

Manual Boot         : no

HELPER path-list    :

Auto upgrade        : yes

NVRAM/Config file

      buffer size:   65536

Switch#

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Re: Can't get 2960 to load new IOS

Oh this is easy.

Remove the boot string using the command "no boot system".

The new IOS is the first one on the list so with the absence of any boot string, the appliance will boot this.

In your particular case, you would want no boot string because if you don't have a boot string and the appliance boots a the first IOS file, now if the IOS file is corrupt, the appliance is "smart" enough to jump to the next IOS.

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Re: Can't get 2960 to load new IOS

Hi Stephen,

try it with this secuence of commands:

Switch# conf t

Switch(config)# no boot system flash:c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2/c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2.bin

Switch(config)# boot system flash://c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4.bin

Switch(config)# exit

Switch# wr

Now verify the correct boot:

Switch# show boot

If the boot secuence is:  flash://c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE4.bin

Then:

Switch# reload

I hope you find it useful.

Regards.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Can't get 2960 to load new IOS

Oh this is easy.

Remove the boot string using the command "no boot system".

The new IOS is the first one on the list so with the absence of any boot string, the appliance will boot this.

In your particular case, you would want no boot string because if you don't have a boot string and the appliance boots a the first IOS file, now if the IOS file is corrupt, the appliance is "smart" enough to jump to the next IOS.

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Re: Can't get 2960 to load new IOS

Thank that worked like a charm!

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Can't get 2960 to load new IOS

Thanks for taking the time to rate our posts, Stephen. 

Re: Can't get 2960 to load new IOS

You're welcome!!

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