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Catalyst 3500XL series - No files or iOS,need help reloading!

Hi all!

I've gotten this out of our storage unit here at work:

This was not in use, I've restarted it, I can't get into the flash dir,I've tried to restart the switch via the documents I've gotten on the site.

I have the lastest iOS version .bin for this switch, but I can't get this to load: here below is what happens when I try.

START OF CISCO SWITCH LOG:

witch:
switch: memory
Text:   0x00700000 - 0x00721db8 (0x00021db8 bytes)
Rotext: 0x00721db8 - 0x00721db8 (0x00000000 bytes)
Data:   0x00721db8 - 0x0072a66c (0x000088b4 bytes)
Bss:    0x0072c57c - 0x0074e124 (0x00021ba8 bytes)
Stack:  0x0074e124 - 0x0075e124 (0x00010000 bytes)
Heap:   0x0075e128 - 0x00800000 (0x000a1ed8 bytes)

Bottom heap utilization is 2 percent.
Top heap utilization is 0 percent.
Total heap utilization is 2 percent.
Total bytes: 0xa1ed8 (663256)
Bytes used: 0x4710 (18192)
Bytes available: 0x9d7c8 (645064)

Alternate heap utilization is 0 percent.
Total alternate heap bytes: 0x6fd000 (7327744)
Alternate heap bytes used: 0x0 (0)
Alternate heap bytes available: 0x6fd000 (7327744)

switch: version
C3500XL Boot Loader (C3500-HBOOT-M) Version 12.0(5)WC2a, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Compiled Tue 18-Dec-01 13:10 by devgoyal
switch: flash_init
Initializing Flash...
flashfs[0]: 0 files, 1 directories
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 3612672
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 1024
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 3611648
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 2 seconds.
...done Initializing Flash.
Boot Sector Filesystem (bs:) installed, fsid: 3
Parameter Block Filesystem (pb:) installed, fsid: 4
switch: boot
Boot process failed...
switch: dir flash
unable to stat flash/: permission denied
switch: ?
           ? -- Present list of available commands
        boot -- Load and boot an executable image
         cat -- Concatenate (type) file(s)
        copy -- Copy a file
      delete -- Delete file(s)
         dir -- List files in directories
  flash_init -- Initialize flash filesystem(s)
      format -- Format a filesystem
        fsck -- Check filesystem consistency
        help -- Present list of available commands
load_helper -- Load and initialize a helper image
      memory -- Present memory heap utilization information
       mkdir -- Create dir(s)
        more -- Concatenate (display) file(s)
      rename -- Rename a file
       reset -- Reset the system
       rmdir -- Delete empty dir(s)
         set -- Set or display environment variables
   set_param -- Set system parameters in flash
       sleep -- Sleep a specified number of seconds
        trap -- Cause a software breakpoint to occur
        type -- Concatenate (type) file(s)
       unset -- Unset one or more environment variables
     version -- Display boot loader version
switch: dir

List of filesystems currently registered:

               flash[0]: (read-write)
              xmodem[1]: (read-only)
                null[2]: (read-write)
                  bs[3]: (read-only)

switch:
Starting xmodem transfer.  Press Ctrl+C to cancel.

How long should this take and I "chose" Transfer>Send Xmodem.. in SecureCRT

Will this work, any help would be great. Thanks!!

Kent C.

  • LAN Switching and Routing
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VIP Super Bronze

Catalyst 3500XL series - No files or iOS,need help reloading!

The image for this switch is pretty small (about 6Mb).  If you change it to 115200, it shouldn't take that long to load it.  Remember to change it back to 9600 when transfer is done

HTH

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Catalyst 3500XL series - No files or iOS,need help reloading!

switch: copy xmodem: flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC17

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

CCCCCCCCCCxmodem:: I/O error

switch: copy xmodem: flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC17

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

CCCCC

Starting xmodem transfer.  Press Ctrl+C to cancel.

   33%     588 KB    3 KB/s 00:05:17 ETA   0 Errors

Got this far now, and have switched my BAUD rate to 115200. Will respond with additional if there are issues.

VIP Super Bronze

Catalyst 3500XL series - No files or iOS,need help reloading!

The image for this switch is pretty small (about 6Mb).  If you change it to 115200, it shouldn't take that long to load it.  Remember to change it back to 9600 when transfer is done

HTH

New Member

Re: Catalyst 3500XL series - No files or iOS,need help reloading

How do you do that, I'm trying but set BAUD 9600 isn't working for me

EDIT: Got it! Just was able to do the switch via SecureCRT GUI under Session Options..

STILL NOT SWITCHED BACK OVER YET!! HELP. How do you move it back to 9600?

VIP Super Bronze

Catalyst 3500XL series - No files or iOS,need help reloading!

Try this:

Switch#config t

Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.

Switch(config)#line con 0

Switch(config-line)#speed 9600

New Member

Catalyst 3500XL series - No files or iOS,need help reloading!

Problem Solved! I figured it out myself. I just needed to load that and now my switch seems to be functional. If anyone wants to leave additional output. Please do.

Here is what I did to make it load up from the flash dir being COMPLETELY DELETED! MY ERROR!!!

1.Turned off power while holding MODE button

2.Held down MODE till first ethernet link light turned off then released.

3.Typed flash_init,then load_helper, then set BAUD 115200

4.Disconnected terminal session,then started a new one with baud 115200 on the COM port

5.Go to Switch: prompt

6.Typed copy xmodem: flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC17.bin

6.Chose the matching .bin file from my pc

7.Waited till d/l was finished

8.Typed boot flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC17.bin

9.Typed "n" on configuration settings

Now I'm able to login to my switch. Hope that helps anyone else with this switch!

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