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catalyst 6500 msfc2 module 15 not installed

C6500 SUP1a MSFC2. Switch boots but mod 15 never comes up. Why? I accidently loaded a native IOS on a switch running CatOS. I cannot delete the native IOS off the bootflash no matter what. I can get to switch console and rommon but that is it. I have pulled a good CatOS image from another switch onto a PC card and put it into the slot, but SLOT0: is not enabled or recognized. I have tried to load a bootloader to bootflash but it finishes, errors out and sits and ROMMON. Of course, I cannot get to the MSFC bootflash from inside the switch side.

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Re: catalyst 6500 msfc2 module 15 not installed

Jeff,

You might want to review

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801350b8.shtml#reverting

to see if you can revert back to hybrid mode (catOS) of follow the links at the bottom to review how to start fresh.

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Re: catalyst 6500 msfc2 module 15 not installed

Bad news. It does not matter because I cannot get to the bootflash on the MSFC2. I tried bringing what I thought is a good CatOS for mod 15 over (c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-19.e1.bin) on a PC Card-slot0: but that won't initialize and read the image-it won't boot off the slot0:. I do not know what else to do at this point. I have a really expensive L2 switch sitting here now.

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Re: catalyst 6500 msfc2 module 15 not installed

Try recovering the MSFC using steps in the following tech tip

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/124.html

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Re: catalyst 6500 msfc2 module 15 not installed

Thanks. I have been through this document many times. Bottom line, I cannot get to the MSFC at all. Just with ROMMON and you know how many options are there...none!

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Re: catalyst 6500 msfc2 module 15 not installed

Hi Jeff,

I am only replying now because I have not been reading the forum, holidays.

I had the same problem, used the same document to try and get to the MSFC, and to no avail. My conclusion was that it was actually faulty.

Regards

Fernando

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Re: catalyst 6500 msfc2 module 15 not installed

I finally got it. I had tried a boot loader image before...but it would just error out or just sit there. I tried it again with the xmodem terminal set at 38400 and it worked like a champ. Recovered the switch and life is good. Go figure. I used the 12.1.19e1a image.

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