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Trying to delete an ios image

I'm receiving %Error deleting flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2 (Is a directory).

How do I just delete c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2?

Switch#dir flash:
Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx        2222   Mar 1 1993 00:04:15 +00:00  config.text
    3  -rwx           5   Mar 1 1993 00:04:15 +00:00  private-config.text
    4  -rwx        2223   Mar 1 1993 00:00:45 +00:00  config.text.backup
    5  -rwx           5   Mar 1 1993 00:00:45 +00:00  private-config.text.backup
    6  drwx         512   Mar 1 1993 00:13:13 +00:00  c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2
  428  -rwx    10281615   Mar 1 1993 00:19:23 +00:00  c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin
  429  -rwx        1048   Mar 1 1993 00:06:16 +00:00  multiple-fs

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Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

russeeeeccna wrote:

I'm receiving %Error deleting flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2 (Is a directory).

How do I just delete c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2?

Switch#dir flash:
Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx        2222   Mar 1 1993 00:04:15 +00:00  config.text
    3  -rwx           5   Mar 1 1993 00:04:15 +00:00  private-config.text
    4  -rwx        2223   Mar 1 1993 00:00:45 +00:00  config.text.backup
    5  -rwx           5   Mar 1 1993 00:00:45 +00:00  private-config.text.backup
    6  drwx         512   Mar 1 1993 00:13:13 +00:00  c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2
  428  -rwx    10281615   Mar 1 1993 00:19:23 +00:00  c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin
  429  -rwx        1048   Mar 1 1993 00:06:16 +00:00  multiple-fs

What exactly do you want to delete - the directory or the .bin file ?

if directory then -

delete /force /recursive flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2

if the .bin file then -

delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2.bin

Jon

Cisco Employee

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

Hello,

The image is actually within a directory. You need to get into the

directory, delete the image, and then delete the directory.

Switch# delete

flash:/c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2/c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2.bin

Switch#rmdir flash:/c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2

Hope this helps.

Regards,

NT

New Member

Hi All

Hi All

RouterASR1001#dir /all
Directory of bootflash:/

11 drwx 16384 Apr 3 2015 10:14:26 +08:00 lost+found
808001 drwx 4096 Jun 4 2015 05:42:42 +08:00 .prst_sync
12 -rw- 370173792 Apr 3 2015 10:16:23 +08:00 asr1001-universal.03.10.04.S.153-3.S4-ext.bin
888801 drwx 4096 Apr 3 2015 10:18:17 +08:00 .installer
193921 drwx 4096 Apr 3 2015 10:44:49 +08:00 core
921121 drwx 4096 Apr 3 2015 10:45:13 +08:00 .rollback_timer
13 -rw- 0 Apr 3 2015 10:45:27 +08:00 tracelogs.950
581761 drwx 8192 Jan 14 2017 16:38:20 +08:00 tracelogs
14 -rw- 372898188 Jun 4 2015 05:37:13 +08:00 asr1001-universalk9.03.10.05.S.153-3.S5-ext.bin
15 -rw- 456597260 Jan 13 2017 20:41:25 +08:00 asr1001-universalk9.03.16.04b.S.155-3.S4b-ext.bin

7806750720 bytes total (6208110592 bytes free)

RouterASR1001#
RouterASR1001#delete bootflash:asr1001-universal.03.10.04.S.153-3.S4-ext.bin

Is it right command to delete the old IOS image from ASR router?

Purple

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

  Jon is correct , follow  his instructions ,that deletes the whole directory and contents on 3750, 3560's etc..

New Member

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

Yes, I'm trying to delete just the image.

Switch#delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2.bin
Delete filename [c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2.bin]?
Delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2.bin? [confirm]
%Error deleting flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2.bin (No such file or directory)
Switch#delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2   
Delete filename [c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2]?
Delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2? [confirm]
%Error deleting flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2 (No such file or directory)

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

russeeeeccna wrote:

Yes, I'm trying to delete just the image.

Switch#delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2.bin
Delete filename [c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2.bin]?
Delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2.bin? [confirm]
%Error deleting flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2.bin (No such file or directory)
Switch#delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2   
Delete filename [c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2]?
Delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2? [confirm]
%Error deleting flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122.50.SE2 (No such file or directory)

you are typing the image name in wrong -

it's not 122.50  it's 122-50

Edit - apologies as i have put 122.50 in my original post so my fault you have the wrong name !

Jon

New Member

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

Thanks for the help everyone.

But I still can't delete it.

Switch#delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2
Delete filename [c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2]?
Delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2? [confirm]
%Error deleting flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2 (Is a directory)
Switch#
Switch#delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2.bin
Delete filename [c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2.bin]?
Delete flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2.bin? [confirm]
%Error deleting flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2.bin (No such file or directory)

Switch#dir flash:
Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx        2222   Mar 1 1993 00:04:15 +00:00  config.text
    3  -rwx           5   Mar 1 1993 00:04:15 +00:00  private-config.text
    4  -rwx        2223   Mar 1 1993 00:00:45 +00:00  config.text.backup
    5  -rwx           5   Mar 1 1993 00:00:45 +00:00  private-config.text.backup
    6  drwx         512   Mar 1 1993 00:13:13 +00:00  c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2
  428  -rwx    10281615   Mar 1 1993 00:19:23 +00:00  c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin
  429  -rwx        1048   Mar 1 1993 00:06:16 +00:00  multiple-fs

27998208 bytes total (4981760 bytes free)
Switch#

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

Try this and post the results.

Switch#cd flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2

Switch#dir flash:          <--------post the results of this

Mike

New Member

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

Switch#cd flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2
Switch#
Switch#
Switch#dir flash:
Directory of flash:/c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2/

    7  -rwx     9565189   Mar 1 1993 00:05:45 +00:00  c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2.bin
    8  drwx        5632   Mar 1 1993 00:10:07 +00:00  html
  427  -rwx         643   Mar 1 1993 00:12:36 +00:00  info

27998208 bytes total (4981760 bytes free)
Switch#

Bronze

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

Switch#dir flash:
Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx        2222   Mar 1 1993 00:04:15 +00:00  config.text
    3  -rwx           5   Mar 1 1993 00:04:15 +00:00  private-config.text
    4  -rwx        2223   Mar 1 1993 00:00:45 +00:00  config.text.backup
    5  -rwx           5   Mar 1 1993 00:00:45 +00:00  private-config.text.backup
    6  drwx         512   Mar 1 1993 00:13:13 +00:00  c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2
  428  -rwx    10281615   Mar 1 1993 00:19:23 +00:00  c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin

  429  -rwx        1048   Mar 1 1993 00:06:16 +00:00  multiple-fs

27998208 bytes total (4981760 bytes free)

If you want to delete

6  drwx         512   Mar 1 1993 00:13:13 +00:00  c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2

switch#delete /force /recursive flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2

If you want to delete

428  -rwx    10281615   Mar 1 1993 00:19:23 +00:00  c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin

switch# delete flash:c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin

Purple

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

Follow Jon Marshall's instructions , at the command line

delete /force /recursive flash:c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2                   ---> hit enter , this will take out the whole directory including the image inside the directory after about 10 seconds...

New Member

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

Hi :

Please use show ver to see what is your flash IOS file structure.

If the IOS is under the directory, please delete it with flash:/sub-directory name/IOS name in bin.

If the IOS is just under the flash without directory, please delete it IOS name in bin.

For example in this case,

428  -rwx    10281615   Mar 1 1993 00:19:23 +00:00  c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin

You can try to delete the IOS by using :

delete flash:c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin

The c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2 is directory, you cannot delete it. If there is c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin under this directory :

You can try to delete by using :

delete flash:/c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin/c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin

Good luck and best regards!

New Member

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

Hi :

Sorry, just amended the mistake from below mail :

The c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2 is directory, you cannot delete it. If there is c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin under this directory :

You can try to delete by using :

delete flash:/c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2/c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin

In this case the directoey name is c3750-ipbase-mz.122-50.SE2 and the IOS name is c3750-ipbasek9-mz.122-50.SE2.bin.

Good luck and best regards!

New Member

Re: Trying to delete an ios image

Thank you everyone, I finally got it deleted!

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