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Catalyst 3500 XL Problems

Hi, im new to Cisco (almost done with the first book), and i recieved a switch from my workplace. I get the thing set up with the serial to console port and the like and notice that I don't get the initial config dialogue, so I erase the startup-config multiple times and no use. Then I type in erase flash and confirm ad then my switch reloads. The next thing I see, I get a message sayign theres no files to boot from and a prompt that just says:

Switch:

What should I do now, im assuming i erased the Cisco IOS, how do I get it back?

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Re: Catalyst 3500 XL Problems

Andrew

You are going to have use xmodem to get a new copy of the IOS onto the switch. Use Section B in this link -

3500XL image recovery

Jon

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Re: Catalyst 3500 XL Problems

It says thats a forbidden file and I can't upgrade my account priviliges because I didn't purchase the switch, it was given to me...

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Re: Catalyst 3500 XL Problems

Andrew

Do you mean the link i provided or are you trying to download an image from Cisco website ?

If you mean the doc, i'm attaching it as a .pdf file.

Jon

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Re: Catalyst 3500 XL Problems

Alright, thanks, I'll try it out the next chance I get!

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