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Cisco 6513 switch boot to ROMmon.


i have a Cisco 6513 it is used one, i have tryed to boot it but it did not work,

it alwayes go to rommon mode and i am not able to know what is the issue,

when it boot i get the below outpot from the switch.

System Bootstrap, Version 8.1(3)

Copyright (c) 1994-2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Testing lower main memory - data equals address

Testing lower main memory - checkerboard

Testing lower main memory - inverse checkerboard

Clearing lower 16K memory for cache initialization

Clearing bss

Clearing autoboot state machine

Reading monitor variables from NVRAM

Warning: Rommon NVRAM area is corrupted. Initialize the area to default values

Reset reason 0xffff.

Enabling interrupts

Initializing TLB

Initializing cache

Initializing required TLB entries

Initializing main memory

Sizing NVRAM

Initializing PCMCIA controller

Exiting init

Cat6k-Sup720/SP processor with 524288 Kbytes of main memory

rommon 1 >

i have tryed the following comands,

rommon 1 > boot

boot: cannot determine first file name on device "bootflash:"

rommon 2 >

and this

rommon 3 > set

PS1=rommon ! >


so please help me with this issue,

thanks in advance

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Cisco 6513 switch boot to ROMmon.


Try below command in rommon

dev    hit enter

it shows files in different disks, check if file you want to boot with is availab le there if so run below command

For example: boot bootflash: hit enter

If no file displayed may be no file available to boot

Regards # Mahesh

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Cisco 6513 switch boot to ROMmon.

Dear Mahesh,

thanks for your help,

I tried the command and below is the result.

rommon 1 > dev

Devices in device table:

        id  name

bootflash:  boot flash

    disk0:  PCMCIA Disk 0

    disk1:  PCMCIA Disk 1

    eprom:  eprom

any way thank you for your replay.

Re: Cisco 6513 switch boot to ROMmon.

Can you do the following commands and post the result:

dir bootflash:

dir slot0:

dir slot1: