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Cisco 2501 booting problem

Hi,

After 6-8 months, i tried booting my 2501, however its going to Router(boot)> mode.

Kindly help,

ROUTER1(boot)#sh fl

ROUTER1(boot)#sh fla

ROUTER1(boot)#sh flash

System flash directory:

No files in System flash

[0 bytes used, 8388608 available, 8388608 total]

8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

ROUTER1(boot)#

ROUTER1(boot)#

ROUTER1(boot)#

ROUTER1(boot)#

ROUTER1(boot)#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 27-Dec-96 17:33 by loreilly

Image text-base: 0x01010000, data-base: 0x00001000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE

ROUTER1 uptime is 9 minutes

System restarted by power-on

Running default software

cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision N) with 6144K/2048K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID 13621494, with hardware revision 00000000

X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.

1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface.

2 Serial network interfaces.

32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102

ROUTER1(boot)#

ROUTER1(boot)#

System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE

Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems

2500 processor with 6144 Kbytes of main memory

No usable interfaces

System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE

Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems

2500 processor with 6144 Kbytes of main memory

              Restricted Rights Legend

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is

subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph

(c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted

Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph

(c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer

Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.

           cisco Systems, Inc.

           170 West Tasman Drive

           San Jose, California 95134-1706

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 27-Dec-96 17:33 by loreilly

Image text-base: 0x01010000, data-base: 0x00001000

cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision N) with 6144K/2048K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID 13621494, with hardware revision 00000000

X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.

1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface.

2 Serial network interfaces.

32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Press RETURN to get started!

%LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Ethernet0, changed state to down

%LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Serial0, changed state to down

%LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Serial1, changed state to down

%LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Ethernet0, changed state to up

%LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Serial0, changed state to down

%LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Serial1, changed state to down

%SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from memory by console

%SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 27-Dec-96 17:33 by loreilly

%LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Ethernet0, changed state to administratively down

%LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Serial0, changed state to administratively down

%LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Serial1, changed state to administratively down

Router(boot)>

Router(boot)>

Router(boot)>

13 REPLIES
New Member

Cisco 2501 booting problem

Hi,

You uneed to load the IOS image into your flash, either via TFTP server or Xmodem.

Those messages indicate the problem:

No files in System flash

[0 bytes used, 8388608 available, 8388608 total]

IOS (tm) 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

System restarted by power-on

Running default software

Regards,

VIP Super Bronze

Cisco 2501 booting problem

Hi,

In this mode (Router(boot)> you can connect a PC to the Ethernrt0 interface (which I see is already up) and assign an IP  address to it.  Then use TFTP to transfer a new IOS to the router. The 2500 series is very very old, .Remember, the E0  interface is only 10Mbps.

Good old 2500 series

HTH

New Member

Cisco 2501 booting problem


Hello;

I think Reza's reply was a bit misleading. Yes, you need to load an IOS to your router. But Reza said

"you can connect a PC to the Ethernrt0 interface (which I see is already up) and assign an IP address to it.". Yes, and no. You'll have to connect via console cable to configure the device with an IP address, such as E0..give it ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0

Then, give your PC an IP address of 192.168.1.2 255.255.255.0, Default Gateway 192.168.1.1.

THEN, you connect your PC to the E0 port with an ethernet cable, and use TFTP to upload your IOS from your PC to the router.

Just wanted to clarify a bit

New Member

Cisco 2501 booting problem

Thanks a lot for the reply. Much appreciated.

Is there an Ethernet Interface on 2501? All I see if Serial Interface, Console, Aux port

Thanks,

Sylvester

VIP Super Bronze

Re: Cisco 2501 booting problem

hi Sylvester,

The 2501 comes with one Ethernet interface, but it is not natively an RJ-45 interface.  The interface natively is a AUI interface.  You need a converter to convert the interface from AUI to RJ-45.  Remember, I said that 2500 series is very very old. So, if you don't have converter, you can't connect to the Ethernet interface.

Here is picture of what I am talking about:

http://www.nextag.com/Transition-Networks-Ethernet-To-625703089/prices-html

HTH

New Member

Cisco 2501 booting problem

Yes, Reza. I remember getting one, You are absoultely right, its old old old model.

Cheers & your quick reply is much appreicated.

God bless,

Sylvester

VIP Super Bronze

Re: Cisco 2501 booting problem

VIP Super Bronze
New Member

Cisco 2501 booting problem

Yes, I have this one.

Thanks

New Member

Re: Cisco 2501 booting problem

VIP Super Bronze

Re: Cisco 2501 booting problem

No, It connects to AUI (Ethernet) port.

If you look at the back of the router you see 2 serial interfaces and one AUI.  You connect the converter to the AUI interface. Than the other side facing you is RJ-45.

HTH

Reza

New Member

Re: Cisco 2501 booting problem

Thanks a lot Reza. Awesome !

VIP Super Bronze

Cisco 2501 booting problem

Norm,

You are correct.  I should have mentioned first that he needs to console to the device and assign an IP first.

Reza

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