Old 1760 With password recovery disabled, no way to factory rese
There is something quite strange going on but one thing has caught my attention in particular. This is a part of your transcript:
Send break at this time , then :
Do you want to reset the router to factory default
configuration and proceed [y/n] ? y
Reset router configuration to factory default.
cisco 1760 (MPC860P) processor (revision 0x500) with 55706K/9830K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FOC07450X9P (3881152211), with hardware revision 0000
MPC860P processor: part number 5, mask 2
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
1 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
32768K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)
Executing this command will disable password recovery mechanism.
Do not execute this command without another plan for
Are you sure you want to continue? [yes/no]: y
Notice that the first question is whether you want to erase the configuration - you respond with yes, and the router continues booting. The second question displayed clearly shows that the router continues loading the configuration file and in particular processes the no service password-recovery command.
What would happen if you answered with n to this second question, preventing the router from accepting the no password-recovery stored command? Could you reload the router afterwards and try the password recovery procedure again?
Also, if this router has a removable Flash card, would you be able to enter the ROMMON and set the configuration register to 0x2142 if you removed the card and tried booting the router?
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