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Cisco 2801 stuck in rommon mode

I hope someone can help.

I have tried what I believe is everything to get this 2801 to work. It's been days and I cannot get it  out of rommon mode.

I tried tftp'ing an image over from rommon but I can only do a -r to get image to somewhat load. This is the only way so fatr I can get to a router> prompt. Otherwise I only get to a rommon prompt. When I get that far my show version is:

Cisco 2801 (revision 5.0) with 117760K/13312K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FTX0936Y16R
2 FastEthernet interfaces
1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module
DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity disabled.
191K bytes of NVRAM.
3840K bytes of ATA CompactFlash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102

The compact flash card says its about 60mb in size on the card itself. The image size is 31.4mb.

After I do tftpdnld -r with that image, which gets me to a router> prompt. I can then copy tftp that file to the flash: directory but the router never loads from the flash: directory. I always get a cannot load flash: message.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Re: Cisco 2801 stuck in rommon mode

3840K bytes of ATA CompactFlash (Read/Write)

I disagree.  From your output it says you have a 4mb CF.

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Re: Cisco 2801 stuck in rommon mode

I understand that but that is the result from doing a tftpdnld -r. Which is the only way I can get to a router prompt and not a rommon prompt.

When I take out the card it does not say only about 4MB. I don't have it in front of me as I type this but it's aroung 60MB or so. It says that right on the card when I take it out.

Thank you.

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Re: Cisco 2801 stuck in rommon mode

Thank you for your question.  This community is for Cisco Small Business products and your question is in reference to a Cisco Elite/Classic product.  This post has been moved to the appropriate area within the Cisco Support Community.

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