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Catalyst 6500 stuck in boot mode

I'm working on a Catalyst 6500. The Router portion keeps going to bood mode. How can I make it to go to the normal mode. This is some information that may be helpful, Thanx:

Router(boot)#dir bootflash:

Directory of bootflash:/

1 -rw- 1611604 Feb 05 2001 07:30:59 c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-4.E1

2 -rw- 11236548 Jan 01 2000 01:07:06 c6msfc2-dsv-mz.121-8a.E5

15204352 bytes total (2355944 bytes free)

Router(boot)#show boot

BOOT variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-dsv-mz.121-8a.E5,1

CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist

BOOTLDR variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-4.E1

Configuration register is 0x2102

Router(boot)#dir bootflash:

Directory of bootflash:/

1 -rw- 1611604 Feb 05 2001 07:30:59 c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-4.E1

2 -rw- 11236548 Jan 01 2000 01:07:06 c6msfc2-dsv-mz.121-8a.E5

15204352 bytes total (2355944 bytes free)

Router(boot)#show boot

BOOT variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-dsv-mz.121-8a.E5,1

CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist

BOOTLDR variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-4.E1

Configuration register is 0x2102

Router(boot)#show version

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) MSFC2 Software (C6MSFC2-BOOT-M), Version 12.1(4)E1, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 13-Nov-00 17:23 by eaarmas

Image text-base: 0x30008980, data-base: 0x303BE000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(3r)E2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Router uptime is 4 hours, 53 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

Running default software

cisco Cat6k-MSFC2 (R7000) processor with 114688K/16384K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID SAD05040JCC

R7000 CPU at 300Mhz, Implementation 39, Rev 2.1, 256KB L2, 1024KB L3 Cache

Last reset from power-on

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

509K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

16384K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).

Configuration register is 0x2102

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Re: Catalyst 6500 stuck in boot mode

Few thing you can try

1. remove the bootvariable and put it back, please make sure you don't type any extra space or anything. Please make sure you use the command

boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-dsv-mz.121-8a.E5

to setup the boot variable

2. see if the image is not corrutped, try to do the fresh download.

During all this process, please console into the switch and type " switch console" on the enable ,mode on the switch to switch the console to the MSFC and see if you are getting any error while booting up with the system image..

Also if none of the above things work, please change the config variable to 0x0 and bring the msfc to the ROMMON, by reloading and and then boot the msfc from the rommon with the system image

boot bootflash:c6msfc2-dsv-mz.121-8a.E5

and if that doesn;t work, then boot up the with the boot imaga again from the ROMMON and format the bootflash and load the new image.

Hope this helps

New Member

Re: Catalyst 6500 stuck in boot mode

use this url in addition to the previous post

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

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