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Cisco 2800 Router Flash Error

Dear Friends,

As i am getting very weird error from cisco 2811 router so i wanna share with your and any one suffered and got solution so please share.

As executing show flash command its shows IOS and home.tar and you can see its file size even I cant delete it or cant upload new IOS.

NIB-PCBL-CHK3701#delete home.tar

Delete filename [home.tar]?

Delete flash:home.tar? [confirm]

%Error deleting flash:home.tar (Cannot perform requested operation on a director



NIB-PCBL-CHK3701#sh flash:

-#- --length-- -----date/time------ path

1 13273916 Jun 22 2005 07:27:52 c2800nm-ipbase-mz.123-8.T8.bin

2 1712363260 Mar 25 2026 00:07:26 home.tar


NIB-PCBL-CHK3701#sh ver

Cisco IOS Software, 2800 Software (C2800NM-IPBASE-M), Version 12.3(8)T8, RELEAS


Technical Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 06-Apr-05 16:46 by yiyan

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)T7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

NIB-PCBL-CHK3701 uptime is 41 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload at 10:58:52 UTC Tue Aug 19 2008

System image file is "flash:c2800nm-ipbase-mz.123-8.T8.bin"

Cisco 2811 (revision 53.51) with 253952K/8192K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FCZ0926721U

2 FastEthernet interfaces

2 Low-speed serial(sync/async) interfaces

DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity enabled.

239K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

62720K bytes of ATA CompactFlash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102


Cisco Router is gone MAD.


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Re: Cisco 2800 Router Flash Error

Have you tried the command "rmdir flash:home.tar"?


Re: Cisco 2800 Router Flash Error

The file you want to delete is a directory. You need to CD to the directory and then delete the file contained within. I had a similar problem when trying to delete bin file on a 3750 flash. After I cd'd to the directory I was able to delete the bin file.

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Re: Cisco 2800 Router Flash Error

is it possible to delete a directory

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Re: Cisco 2800 Router Flash Error

Yes, rm but all files in the directory must be deleted.

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Re: Cisco 2800 Router Flash Error

This is not true. Try this:

delete /force /recursive flash:

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