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router rommon mode problem

rommon 16 > showmon

ReadOnly ROMMON version is:

System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(1r) [hqluong 1r], RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 2005 by cisco Systems, Inc.

No upgrade ROMMON version present

ReadOnly ROMMON currently running

ReadOnly ROMMON is selected for next boot

What its showing?...Can you tell me how to resolve this problem.

rommon 1 > reset

c2811 processor with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with ECC enabled

Readonly ROMMON initialized

device does not contain a valid FS

boot: cannot open "flash:"

boot: cannot determine first executable file name on device "flash:"

c2811 processor with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with ECC enabled

Readonly ROMMON initialized

boot: cannot open "flash:"

boot: cannot determine first executable file name on device "flash:"

c2811 processor with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with ECC enabled

rommon 3 > boot

boot: cannot open "flash:"

boot: cannot determine first executable file name on device "flash:"

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Cisco Employee

Re: router rommon mode problem

Senthil,

It seems that either your CF card is not inserted properly into your router, or it has been corrupted or damaged. Try removing the CF card and reseating it back into the router carefully but firmly. If this does not help then it is probable that either the filesystem on the FLASH was corrupted or the entire CF has failed and has to be physically replaced.

You can try to format your CF card in another router of the same or similar type using the privileged EXEC IOS command format flash: and then put back the IOS image on it. It may also be a good idea to simply insert it into a similar router after it has booted using its own CF card to see whether it is able to read your CF card.

The fact is that these CF cards do fail quite often and quite probably this happened also in your case.

Best regards,

Peter

Bronze

Re: router rommon mode problem

Try to copy a new image into flash (tftpdnld/xmodem)

Try to xmodem the IOS directly into RAM (xmodem -r)

If this works, format the flash after the router boots up

Try a different CF card

If the above does not work, the chassis needs to be replaced

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: router rommon mode problem

Try this if ALL ELSE mentioned above FAILS.

1.  Copy the IOS temporarily from the TFTP server to the DRAM of the router using the command:  xmodem -r

2.  You can also speed things up by using the "-s data_rate" option.

3.  Now once the IOS is loaded, upgrade the bootstrap to 12.4(13r)T6 using the command "upgrade rom-monitor file ".

Bootstrap version 12.4(13r)T6 allows the ISR to boot using USB.  Take note that the command "boot system usbflash0:", particularly the "usbflashX:" is a hidden command but will work.

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