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Cisco 7206 VXR


I'm new on 7200 Series, I have one in my lab in the following configuration:

7206 VXR

I/O Controler



20MB flash card extern

I would like to ask, what is about with this flash card, there is

Router#sh flash

-#- ED ----type---- --crc--- -seek-- nlen -length- -----date/time------ name

1 .. image E21EE762 125FD6C 22 19135724 Nov 12 2003 16:49:05 c7200-js


1442452 bytes available (19135852 bytes used)

Is booting fain with flash card in slot0, but when I plug-off the flash card, the router boot in rommon> mode.

I would like to now more info about the functionality of this router in conjonction with flash card.



Re: Cisco 7206 VXR

it seems that you have a 'boot system....' command in your configuration stating that the router should boot with the IOS file in flash.

post some config output or check the config yourself for this setting.

if this is the case, and you pull the flash out, then the router has no full IOS to boot from. it will only be able to boot into ROMMON.

see this link for using the IOS file system:

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Re: Cisco 7206 VXR

This is what I have ...

Router#sh run

Building configuration...

Current configuration : 598 bytes


version 12.3

service timestamps debug datetime msec

service timestamps log datetime msec

no service password-encryption


hostname Router



ip subnet-zero




ip cef

mpls ldp logging neighbor-changes










Router#sh bootflash:

No files on device

3407872 bytes available (0 bytes used)


I wiil try to connect to a tftp server to get a new boot file for bootflash, it seems that this is the problem ...

Is mandatory for a 7204 to boot with external flash card?

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Re: Cisco 7206 VXR

(monitor variable "BOOTLDR" is not set)

This is what I get when I boot from flash card (slot0:) ...

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Re: Cisco 7206 VXR

all i understand is you want to download boot image in to flash and want router to use that image if this is the case


boot system flash command

there is an option to define the file name in the flash

router can keep more than one image in to flahs incase you need the old image

here is the detail of this command

boot system

boot system file-url

no boot system file-url

boot system flash [flash-fs:][partition-number:][filename]

no boot system flash [flash-fs:][partition-number:][filename]

boot system mop filename [mac-address] [interface]

no boot system mop filename [mac-address] [interface]

boot system rom

no boot system rom

boot system {rcp | tftp | ftp} filename [ip-address]

no boot system {rcp | tftp | ftp} filename [ip-address]

no boot system


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Re: Cisco 7206 VXR

Thank you for the sugestion.

I was fixing this problem by deleting the old ios from bootflash: and puting there a new one, via tftp.


And the router boots without flashcard, no errors, everything seems to be fain.

PS: The link provided above doesn't work :(

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