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Cisco Catalyst 2950

Good Morning,

I'm having a few issues with a Cisco Catalyst 2950 48 port Switch where by i'm trying to access the system, ( Note I've ommited customer identifying information with Astrix )

I've followed the password recover procedure and set the password to each login level from the link below, when the  switch rebooted it still displayed the message below, prior to this ive  reset the passwords on the follwoing levels

Secret,

Enable password

Line VTY 0 15

Line con 0

http://www.cisco.com/image/gif/paws/12040/pswdrec_2900xl.pdf

The information below has been taken from the switch all passwords have been reset, once switch has been rebooted I'm still getting the motd banner and login: 

I've rebooted the unit again and rerun the commands of

Flash_init

load_helper

boot

but i'm still getting the same message below and not quite sure where to goto from here

The system has been interrupted prior to initializing the

flash filesystem.  The following commands will initialize

the flash filesystem, and finish loading the operating

system software:

    flash_init

    load_helper

    boot

switch: flash_init

Initializing Flash...

flashfs[0]: 409 files, 5 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 7741440

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 4909056

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 2832384

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 7 seconds.

...done initializing flash.

Boot Sector Filesystem (bs:) installed, fsid: 3

Parameter Block Filesystem (pb:) installed, fsid: 4

switch: load_helper

switch: boot

Loading

"flash:/c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-22.EA8.bin"...###########################################################################################################################################################

###########################################

File "flash:/c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-22.EA8.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry oint: 0x80010000

executing...

              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) C2950 Software (C2950-I6Q4L2-M), Version 12.1(22)EA8, RELEASE SOFTWARE(fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 12-May-06 17:19 by myl

Image text-base: 0x80010000, data-base: 0x8056A000

Initializing flashfs...

flashfs[1]: 409 files, 5 directories

flashfs[1]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[1]: Total bytes: 7741440

flashfs[1]: Bytes used: 4909056

flashfs[1]: Bytes available: 2832384

flashfs[1]: flashfs fsck took 7 seconds.

flashfs[1]: Initialization complete.

Done initializing flashfs.

POST: System Board Test : Passed

POST: Ethernet Controller Test : Passed

ASIC Initialization Passed

POST: FRONT-END LOOPBACK TEST : Passedcisco WS-C2950SX-48-SI (RC32300) processo (revision M0) with 21004K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FOC1034Z076

Last reset from system-reset

Running Standard Image

48 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

2 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:19:2F:6D:B2:00

Motherboard assembly number: 73-9103-05

Power supply part number: 34-0965-01

Motherboard serial number: FOC1033567L

Power supply serial number: DTH10233CMH

Model revision number: M0

Motherboard revision number: A0

Model number: WS-C2950SX-48-SI

System serial number: FOC1034Z076

CLEI Code Number: CNMRY002RA

Top Assembly Part Number: 800-24115-04

Top Assembly Revision Number: A0

Version ID: N/A

Cannot open logging port t0 ****************

Press RETURN to get started!

000048: *Mar  1 00:00:29 UTC: %IP_SNMP-3-SOCKET: can't open UDP socket

          *** ONLY PROCEED IF YOU ARE AN AUTHORISED USER **

============================================================================

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   ***********************************. It is for authorised users only.

   Unauthorised users are prohibited. Users (authorised or unauthorised)

   have no explicit or implicit expectation of privacy. Any or all uses of

   this system may be subject to one or more of the following actions:

   interception, monitoring, recording, auditing, inspection and disclosing

   to security personnel or law enforcement personnel, as well as authorised

   officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign. By using this

   system, the user consents to these actions. Unauthorised or improper use

   of this system may result in administrative disciplinary action and civil

   and criminal penalties. By accessing this system you indicate your

   awareness of and consent to these terms and conditions of use. Discontinue

   access immediately if you do not agree to the conditions stated in this

   notice.

============================================================================

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Thanks

Paul

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Cisco Employee

Cisco Catalyst 2950

Hi Paul,

You forgot to rename the config file to some other name so that system won't boot it.

After the "load_helper" run the "dir flash:". You should see config.text file there. Rename it with the following command "rename flash:config.text flash:config.old" to other file name and after that run "boot".

Switch should boot in initial config prompt now. Say "no" and restore configuration:

     rename flash:config.old flash:config.text

     copy flash:config.text system:running-config

Finally, change the passwords and vty auth and save configuration to flash with "wr".

Kind Regards,

Ivan

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Cisco Employee

Cisco Catalyst 2950

Hi Paul,

You forgot to rename the config file to some other name so that system won't boot it.

After the "load_helper" run the "dir flash:". You should see config.text file there. Rename it with the following command "rename flash:config.text flash:config.old" to other file name and after that run "boot".

Switch should boot in initial config prompt now. Say "no" and restore configuration:

     rename flash:config.old flash:config.text

     copy flash:config.text system:running-config

Finally, change the passwords and vty auth and save configuration to flash with "wr".

Kind Regards,

Ivan

**Please grade this post if you find it useful.

Kind Regards, Ivan Shirshin **Please grade this post if you find it useful.
New Member

Cisco Catalyst 2950

I Ivan

I've now managed to get access to the switch and have removed the client information from VLAN and all IP configuration,

many thanks for you support

kind Regards

Paul Dungey

Cisco Employee

Cisco Catalyst 2950

Glad to hear that, Paul! and thanks for rating

Kind Regards, Ivan Shirshin **Please grade this post if you find it useful.
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