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Cat 6500 sharing pcmcia slot ?

When running hybrid CATOS on a 6500 ... is there anyway of sharing the pcmcia slot from the supervisor CATOS and the MSFC ?

I've my CATOS on the internal supervisor bootflash ... I've spare pcmcia slot memory that I'm not using and wanted to try use on the MSFC's.

Does the 6500 memory architecture allow for this ... No, I don't wanna have to convert from hybrid to native.

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Re: Cat 6500 sharing pcmcia slot ?

Yes you can. The MSFC can access the contents of the PCMCIA card in slot0, but you cannot read it. If you are booting from slot0:, your MSFC boot variable will be like

boot system flash sup-slot0:c6msfc......

Make sure you have a boot loader image on the MSFC bootflash

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