I have heard that you can also transfer files, and upgrade the IOS for a network device (a catalyst 3550 for my case)using a console cable. I know that there's the common tftp tranfer method, but I'd like to know how do I go about using a console cable instead? Is it possible?
Is there any possible IOS command or way/method that allows me to disable my Catalyst 4000 switches from rebooting to ROMMON and just letting it reboot normally to IOS? Also, why do swtiches/routers boot into ROMMON in the first place?
hoping for some clear and helpful answers! :) Thanks in advance guys!
for the second question: the reboot scheme is platform dependent, but normally the ROMMON is the last resort (first of all, the boostrap code check the flash, then the presence of a mini-IOS, then an external tftp server, ...)
If your device boot first in ROMMON maybe you have to check your configuration register value. Please take a look:
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