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Changing 3850 rommon from read-only to write?

The company I work for recently ordered Cat 3850s. I've configured a few of them and normally don't have any issues. However, every once in a while, I will fat-finger a password. Apart from me being more careful, I've found the 3850 rommon annoying when performing a Password-Recovery. I've done quite a bit of reading on the PW-Recovery steps for the 3850 and I don't understand why it doesn't behave like other switches (unless it deals with the image being linux based). So the problem I have is I would like to enable Password Recovery on a 3850, which by default is disabled. In order to enable Password Recovery, the switch cannot be in read-only mode, which is default again. So how do I get out of read-only mode on a 3850 in rommon?

Note: I've found a work around by having the switch boot up and ignore the startup config.

Thanks,

Daniel

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Changing 3850 rommon from read-only to write?

So I'm guessing no one knows how to take a switch out of read-only mode in romon.

Purple

Changing 3850 rommon from read-only to write?

Hi Daniel,

Doesn't the RO in ROMON means Read-only ? It is the same for all cisco devices afaik.

Regards

Alain

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