I'm not sure I understand the question. The Phoneload is the firmware. This will be whatever file is specified in the Phone Load field in the Phone Configuration, or if that is blank, whatever is specified in the Device Defaults. These are files stored on the CCM harddrive and not built and stored in RAM.
CNF files are built from the database and stored in memory. These contain configuration information about the phone and are loaded via TFTP whenever the phone resets. A clever way to see if a particular CNF file has been created is to use a TFTP client and request that file from the CCM. The filename is SEP.cnf.
Are you getting this error “Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported. The installer cannot run in this UI mode. To specify the interface mode, use the -i command-line option, followed by the UI mode identifier. The value UI mode identifiers...
The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.