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Facing challenges while upgrading IOS - new flash drive - Cisco 2600

I recently upgraded my cisco 2600 router with 32MB flash. I downloaded 13.6 MB IOS (12.4 version) file in it; however, when I try to boot with it. It keeps giving me error saying memory exceeded. Any idea how to fix it or the problem ?

rommon 5 > dir flash:
File size Checksum File name
13650264 bytes (0xd0495 0x2fd2 c2600-ipbasek9-mz124-23.bin
rommon 6 >

rommon 6 > meminfo

Main memory size: 32 MB.
Available main memory starts at 0x10000, size 32704KB
IO (packet) memory size: 0 percent of main memory.
NVRAM size: 32KB
rommon 7 >

rommon 7 > reset

System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(3r)T2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.
C2600 platform with 32768 Kbytes of main memory

program load complete, entry point: 0x80008000, size: 0xd047b8

Error : memory requirements exceed available memory
Memory required : 0x0219D1E8

*** System received a Software forced crash ***
signal= 0x17, code= 0x4, context= 0x800805d0
PC = 0x0, Vector = 0x0, SP = 0x0

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If I am not mistaken, 2600

If I am not mistaken, 2600 routers (non-XM versions), can only take up to 16 MB of memory.

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