Ive got a Cat5505 with a corrupt image in flash so I cannot boot from the supervisor flash. I bought a pcmcia flash card because of this, preloaded with an image so i could boot in rommon mode from the flash card. However, when I try this I get a 'bad file magic number' error. The full out put is below...
I think you can intall the Cat IOS by using "xmodem". What you need to do is you have to have TFTP server with the Cat IOS image on it, then from you console which is rommon 1> xmodem PLEASE DON'T ENTER YET. From your Hyper terminal menu tab go to "Transfer" and choose "Send file" then click the browse and select the "cat5000-sup.5-5-10.bin" with out the quote of course. Click send and you will see a new window then you go to your rommon 1> xmodem command line and press enter. I takes a lot of time to copy but it is possible to do it. good luck
Check your hardware and verify that you have a Supervisor 3 module in the Cat5505. The image you tried to load was a SUP3 image (cat5000-sup3_6-2-2.bin). The old image was for a Supervisor 1 module (cat5000-sup.5-5-10.bin).
If your hardware is correct, you may also want to verify the 6.2.2 image size. You may have a corrupted image on the PCMCIA card too.
I am guessing that you are running a Sup 1 card , you are trying to load a sup3 version which will not load .
Even if you get a valid sup 1 image your code is so old that it will be a 2 hop process to get into the 4.X train . I believe you have to upgrade to 3.2.4 first then into the "4" train , the last version for sup 1 is 4.5.13 . Do not believe the Sup 1 card supports 5.X code . Look at the module number for the supervisior and verify what Sup you are running .
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