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what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Hi All,

What does mean by invalid boot string, how can i set the correct boot string.

6513-01#show diagnostic sanity

Pinging default gateway 192.168.30.1

Type escape sequence to abort.

Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 192.168.30.1, timeout is 2 seconds:

!!!!!

Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 1/1/4 ms

Invalid boot image "sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin," specified in the boot string.

Please check your boot string.

None of the images specified in the boot string are valid.

Please specify at least one valid image in the boot string to ensure the

switch is in a bootable state.

Invalid boot image "sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin," specified in the boot string on the slave.

Please check your boot string on the slave.

None of the images specified in the boot string on the slave are valid.

Please specify at least one valid image in the slave boot string to ensure the

slave is in a bootable state.

UDLD has been disabled globally - port-level UDLD sanity checks are being

bypassed.

Thank you,

Siva

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Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Siva

Can you post a "dir /all"

Jon

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Hi jon,

Here is the output of dir /all

6513-01#dir /all

Directory of sup-bootflash:/

1 -rwx 42827268 Sep 16 2008 14:18:56 -04:00 s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

2 -rw- 238289 Mar 1 2009 06:04:56 -05:00 crashinfo_20090301-110456

65536000 bytes total (22470184 bytes free)

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Hmmm, that looks okay. Do you have a "boot system flash ..." string in your running config ie.

6500(config)# boot system flash sup-bootflash:/s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

Jon

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

I bet when you do post the output of dir /all, the ios filename in your boot command is no where to be seen, hense the message. I bet you a pint on it jon ;-)

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Think i'll give it a miss on that bet for obvious reasons :-)

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Just to be clear, jon and myself are saying that the ios you have set to boot from is not there. Type the following command :-

show run | inc boot

This will show you where your system wants to boot from and what file, check that it exists with the dir /all and if not, either change the boot command to a file you want on copy the ios back to the location in your boot command via tftp.

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Hi Jon,

I do have boot config.,

1118th307-6513-01#show run | inc boot

boot system sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

What does mean by invalid boot for show diagnostic sanity?

Thank you.

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Siva

Can you change this from -

boot system sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

to

boot system flash sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

Jon

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Hi Jon,

Sure, i will do that. Can you please give me a details on what was happen?

Does it mean, it will fail to boot for a reload? improper boot image configuration?

If i change it, any issues will occur on the running switch or module?

Thank you Jon.

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Changing it won't affect the running of the switch.

If you don't change it and the switch reloads ie. from a power cut or the network adminstrator reloading it then it will be stuck in ROMMON because it can't find an image to boot with so you do need to fix this.

Jon

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Thank you Jon,

How can i set boot from TFTP along with flash and also how do i verify that the image is stored in flash.

Thank you

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Hi Jon,

After i changed to boot system flash ....

and write memory, still i am getting the same output

6513-01#show run | inc boot

boot system sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Still i have the same issue, do you have any idea?

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Siva

Your output shows that the string hasn't changed. Can you do this

6500(config)# no boot system sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

6500(config)# boot system flash sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

Jon

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Thank you Jon for all your help,

Now i get boot string on the slave is invalid

6513-01#show diagnostic sanity

Invalid boot image "sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin" specified in the boot string on the slave.

Please check your boot string on the slave.

None of the images specified in the boot string on the slave are valid.

Please specify at least one valid image in the slave boot string to ensure the

slave is in a bootable state.

How i can change the Slave boot image configuration?

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Savi

Do you have 2 supervisors in your chassis ?

If so what method are you using to sync between the 2 supervisors ?

Jon

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Hi Jon,

Yes, we have two sup720 and we use SSO for redudancy sync.,

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Well with SSO it should automatically copy the configuration. Are you sure you have a copy of the IOS in the sup-bootflash on the standby supervisor ?

Jon

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Yes, i do, How can i check on that?

Let me input you few outputs

6513-01#show slavesup-bootflash:

-#- ED ----type---- --crc--- -seek-- nlen -length- ---------date/time--------- name

1 .. image 78D92427 2957E84 39 42827268 Jan 14 2008 17:02:55 -05:00 s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

=============================

6513-01#show boot

BOOT variable = sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin,1;

CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist

BOOTLDR variable =

Configuration register is 0x2102

Standby is up

Standby has 458720K/65536K bytes of memory.

Standby BOOT variable = sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin,1;

Standby CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist

Standby BOOTLDR variable =

Standby Configuration register is 0x2102

Do you get few details from this?

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Siva

Easiest thing may be to login to the stanby sup and do the same change as you did on the active sup.

Jon

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Well Jon,

Do i need to force switchover to standby and do the necessary changes?

or other way to login and configure stanby sup720?

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Siva

Do you have physical access ie. you can just connect into the console port on the standby supervisor.

Jon

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Sorry, No, i don't have physical access to the Switch. I can only ssh(remotely) to the 6500 Switch.

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Siva

Sorry, it's been a while since i have had to do this and i can't remember if there is a command to access the standby sup.

If nobody else jumps in i will have a look at the upgrade docs tomorrow.

Jon

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Thank you for all your time and effort Jon!

Will see you tomorrow. Thanks again!!

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Hi Jon,

Do you have any update for me, how can i do boot image configuration for slave.

Thank you.

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Siva

It should automatically update when you changed it on the active supervisor. Only thing i can suggest is

1) remove boot string altogether from active sup

2) Save you config and then see if the slave sup is still reporting the error.

3) Reenter boot string on active supervisor and see if that propogates to the slave.

If not you could as you say force the switchover and update the slave that way.

Jon

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Hi Jon,

I tired with Doing Forced Switchover and also removed and realod, still get the same error, invalid boot image string for slave. Follows the configuration and output,

6513-01(config)#do show run | inc boot

boot system flash sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

6513-01(config)#$ash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

6513-01(config)#do show run | in boot

6513-01(config)#do write

Building configuration...

[OK]

6513-01(config)#do show run | inc boot

01(config)#boot system flash sup-boot

6513-01(config)#boot system flash sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

6513-01(config)#do write

Building configuration...

[OK]

6513-01(config)#do show run | inc boot

boot system flash sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin

6513-01(config)#do show diagnostic sanity

Pinging default gateway 192.168.30.1

Type escape sequence to abort.

Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 192.168.30.1, timeout is 2 seconds:

!!!!!

Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 1/1/1 ms

Invalid boot image "sup-bootflash:s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin" specified in the boot string on the slave.

Please check your boot string on the slave.

None of the images specified in the boot string on the slave are valid.

Please specify at least one valid image in the slave boot string to ensure the

slave is in a bootable state.

Thank you.

New Member

Re: what does mean by Invalid boot string,

Hi Jon,

(ref with previous post, remove and reload the boot string command****)

Will this help you?

6513-01#show run | begin sso

mode sso

main-cpu

auto-sync running-config

spanning-tree mode pvst

spanning-tree extend system-id

Thank you,

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