I received a Catalyst 4948 from my Headquarters and they didn't send any passwords, I did the password recovery for the Catalyst 4500/4000 Supervisor Engine II+/III/IV/V Module and it appeared to succeed, However Now When I reboot it goes straight to the ROMMON 1> prompt. I cannot get it to boot to the IOS, I did do a "copy startup-config running-config" I think this is where I made my mistake.
Also, My config-register now says 0x102, Do I Need to retrace my steps and re-input the )x2102 setting, Originally it was 0x2141, which I had not seen before. Of course I haven't done anything with Cisco switches in 2 years..Can anybody help a brother out?
try this from rommon prompt:
3. dir flash:
look for an ios image to boot
4. If you see an image to boot type in the following:
If you don't see an image to boot, time to xmodem.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the input, That didn't work simply because when I get the ROMMOM 1>prompt and try to Flash, that command doesn't exist..But If I do a "boot" it boots right into the IOS
It is 'CATALYST 4500 L3 Software (cat4500-IPBSEK9-M) Version 12.2(25) Revision (fc2)
I know this is basic stuff, But I am so pressed for time, I appreciate any responses,
SO how do I change it to boot right to the IOS?
(By the way, The enable password change took, isn't that funny?)
Your config register isn't the problem.
You may be missing a boot statement in the config and that could be the problem. Configure a boot statement, save the config to NVRAM and reload. Here's the syntax;
boot system flash (device:ios_file_name)
Here is my bootup screen
Welcome to Rom Monitor for WS-C4948 System. *i
Rom Monitor Program Vers
* Copyright (c) 1999-2004 by Cisco Systems, Inc. *upervisor: WS-C4948 Chassis: WS-C4948 Monitor Program Vers
* All rights reserved. * Dagobah: 225-C4948 Chassis: WS-C4948g this pro
rommon 4 >
* * Dagobah: 225 to
Gateway : Not set.
TftpServer : Not set.
Main Memory : 256 MBytes
***** The system will autoboot in 5 seconds *****
Type control-C to prevent autobooting.
. . . . .
******** The system will autoboot now ********
config-register = 0x102
Autobooting using BOOT variable specified file.....
Could not find a valid file in BOOT environment variable.
BOOT variable can be set from IOS. To find currently set
Rom Monitor variables, please type 'set' command.
For help on choosing a boot method, type 'confreg' command.
rommon 1 >
I remeber you can turn logging on, But I forgot how. Can I do it in a ROMMON prompt?
Here is the output from my "sh ver"
Cisco IOS Software, Catalyst 4500 L3 Switch Software (cat4500-IPBASEK9-M), Versi
on 12.2(25)SG, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 17-Aug-05 15:50 by alnguyen
Image text-base: 0x10000000, data-base: 0x1137CC08
Dagobah Revision 225, Swamp Revision 4
cisco WS-C4948 (MPC8245) processor (revision 0) with 262144K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FOX090301CL
MPC8245 CPU at 266Mhz, Fixed Module
Last reset from PowerUp
2 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
48 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
511K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
Configuration register is 0x102
I do think I messed up my config-register, Do I need to reboot and go back to ROMMON to change it?
Change your config register to 0x2101--yours is set to 102. That will tell it to use the image on bootflash:
My 4948 is set to 0x2101 and it works fine.
You can do it from CLI from config t:
Well that did it, I knew when I saw 0x102 I screwed up my config-register, I changed it to 0x2101 and VIOLA, it boots to the IOS
I want to thank you and the others for helping me on this novice issue, I appreciate all the input and how fast everyone jumped in, It was fantastic,
see you all again soon, cause now I have to configure it..:)