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Format device slot0 failed

Hi All!

PS;Have a look to these output when i try to format the PC CARD On slot0:

Console> (enable) format slot0:

All sectors will be erased, proceed (y/n) [n]? y

Enter volume id (up to 31 characters):

Unknown device mfg id (ffffffff.ffffffff.ffffffff)error = -1

Format device slot0 failed (unspecified error)Console> (enable) .

whai is "the Enter volume id"waht should i enter in this field?

10xs for ur help

Ali

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

the card is not a cisco supported PCMCIA. there is nothing you can do.

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

Hi Friend!

the PC Card is Cisco System Brand!64-MB linear Flash PC card (MEM-C6K-FLC64M=).its cisco system brand how can solve this issue?

10xs

Ali

Re: Format device slot0 failed

Hello,

when you do a 'show flash devices' do you actually see the card ? Try the 'verify' command to verify the checksum, and the 'squeeze' command to delete any deleted files from the card.

Also, has this card been used before ? Keep in mind the following (from the release notes):

Supervisor Engine 1 and Supervisor Engine 2 do not support the same Flash PC card format. To use a Flash PC card with Supervisor Engine 2, you must format the card with Supervisor Engine 2. To use a Flash PC card with Supervisor Engine 1, you must format the card with Supervisor Engine 1.

Regards,

GNT

Re: Format device slot0 failed

post the show version of the sup you are using to format or view the flash card.

There is rommon requirement:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat6000/relnotes/ol_1982.htm

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

Hi

have a look to the sup1 ver+sh flash decice

Console> (enable) sh

WS-C6509 Software, Version NmpSW: 5.3(3)CSX

Copyright (c) 1995-1999 by Cisco Systems

NMP S/W compiled on Nov 8 1999, 18:38:16

System Bootstrap Version: 5.3(1)

Hardware Version: 2.0 Model: WS-C6509 Serial #: SCA043004J8

Mod Port Model Serial # Versions

--- ---- ------------------- ----------- --------------------------------------

1 2 WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE SAD04290H3J Hw : 3.2

Fw : 5.3(1)

Fw1: 5.1(1)CSX

Sw : 5.3(3)CSX

Sw1: 5.3(3)CSX

2 8 WS-X6408-GBIC SAD04290E31 Hw : 2.6

Fw : 5.4(2)

Sw : 5.3(3)CSX

3 8 WS-X6408-GBIC SAD04290E4G Hw : 2.6

Fw : 5.4(2)

Sw : 5.3(3)CSX

4 8 WS-X6408-GBIC SAD04290DUP Hw : 2.6

Fw : 5.4(2)

Sw : 5.3(3)CSX

5 8 WS-X6408-GBIC SAD04290E5S Hw : 2.6

Fw : 5.4(2)

Sw : 5.3(3)CSX

6 8 WS-X6408-GBIC SAD04290E3Z Hw : 2.6

Fw : 5.4(2)

Sw : 5.3(3)CSX

7 48 WS-X6248-RJ-45 SAD0428172S Hw : 1.2

Fw : 5.1(1)CSX

Sw : 5.3(3)CSX

15 1 WS-F6K-MSFC SAD04240MX1 Hw : 1.4

Fw : 12.0(7)XE1,

Sw : 12.0(7)XE1,

DRAM FLASH NVRAM

Module Total Used Free Total Used Free Total Used Free

------ ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ----- -----

1 65408K 30098K 35310K 16384K 11706K 4678K 512K 154K 358K

Uptime is 0 day, 1 hour, 35 minutes

....................................................

Console> (enable) sh flash ?

Usage: show flash devices

show flash [[m/]device:] [all|chips|filesys]

Console> (enable) show flash device

slot0, bootflash, tftp

Console> (enable

Re: Format device slot0 failed

MEM-C6K-FLC64M= is not supported in 5.3(3) which is what you are running. According to the Release Notes I posted ealier, you need 7.5(1) or later.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat6000/relnotes/78_11235.htm

Flash PC Card Support

The following Flash PC cards are supported on the Catalyst 6500 series switches:

?MEM-C6K-FLC16M(=)

?MEM-C6K-FLC24M(=)

?MEM-C6K-FLC64M(=)

?MEM-C6K-ATA-1-64M(=)

With software release 7.5(1) and later releases, additional Flash PC card support was added as follows:

?64-MB ATA Flash PC card (MEM-C6K-ATA-1-64M=)?Only supported on Supervisor Engine 2. The device name is disk0: and the card requires ROMMON version 7.1(1) or later releases.

?64-MB linear Flash PC card (MEM-C6K-FLC64M=)?Only supported on Supervisor Engine 1. The device name is slot0: and the card requires ROMMON software release 5.3(1) or later releases.

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

Hi friend!

i have read before in this forum;basicly u r replied in to some bodyn that this flash card support sup1.

64-MB linear Flash PC card (MEM-C6K-FLC64M=)?Only supported on Supervisor Engine 1. The device name is slot0.

10xs

Ali

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

hi

what type of flash u advice me to get that support my sup.look i need to convert mt box from catos to IOS.THIS WHY I NEED TO FORMAT THIS VARD BEFORE LOADING THE ios to the slot0:

10xs

Ali

Re: Format device slot0 failed

Okay, I am gonna post this again:

MEM-C6K-FLC64M= is not supported in 5.3(3) which is what you are running. According to the Release Notes I posted ealier, you need 7.5(1) or later.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat6000/relnotes/78_11235.htm

Flash PC Card Support

The following Flash PC cards are supported on the Catalyst 6500 series switches:

?MEM-C6K-FLC16M(=)

?MEM-C6K-FLC24M(=)

?MEM-C6K-FLC64M(=)

?MEM-C6K-ATA-1-64M(=)

With software release 7.5(1) and later releases, additional Flash PC card support was added as follows:

?64-MB ATA Flash PC card (MEM-C6K-ATA-1-64M=)?Only supported on Supervisor Engine 2. The device name is disk0: and the card requires ROMMON version 7.1(1) or later releases.

?64-MB linear Flash PC card (MEM-C6K-FLC64M=)?Only supported on Supervisor Engine 1. The device name is slot0: and the card requires ROMMON software release 5.3(1) or later releases.

Upgrade the CatOS to at least 7.5.1. You are running 5.3(3). MEM-C6K-FLC64M= NOT SUPPORTED IN 5.3(3), YOU NEED 7.5(1).

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

HI FRIEND!

SORRY I HAVE PC-CARD MEM-C6K-FLC64M,SORRY ABOUT MY MISTAKE.SO THE CARD SUPPORT THE SUP1.WHAT CAN I DO NOW

ALI

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

HI Friend!

how can i upgrade the CATos from 5.3 to 7.5,and i can't copy the new IOS To the slot0:"error geting file system status"(bad device info block)how come.PS Help me

10xs

Ali

Re: Format device slot0 failed

Just an idea, how about putting the 7.5.1 in the bootflash: then reload the sup pointing to the 7.5.1 and then format the slot0: after the sup is running 7.5.1.

This link have step-by-step procedure on how to upgrade a Sup Running CatOS:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_configuration_example09186a0080116ff0.shtml#task1

Look for section titled "CatOS on Supervisor Module". remember the slot0 or PCMCIA is not recognized yet, so you have to use the bootflash:. The doc have a very nice procedure just require a little bit of reading through it.

Please rate helpful posts.

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

Hi Bosola!

i will thank u 4ever;cause u help me in sunday; day.maybe i dont have enough space in the bootFlash to upgrade to 7.5.ps help.B/W I WILL RATE ALL POSTS

10XS

ALI

Re: Format device slot0 failed

Yeap, you might need to delete and squeeze the 5.3.3, as the 7.x is about 10 MB.

Once you delete and squeeze, make sure you do not reboot accidentally, that will be bad. then you have to do xmodem.

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

Hi Friend!

could u PS Provide a Link,how can i xmodem.step-by-step.

10xs

Ali

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

Hi Friend!

could u PS Provide me the full name of the CATos 7.5(1).that compatible with the 6509-sup1-2GE..

10xs

Ali

Re: Format device slot0 failed

Can't find the 7.5(1) in download page, but this image will work with your sup as well:

cat6000-supk8.7-6-1.bin

This will get the PCMCIA recognized.

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

HI Friend!

10xs for ur reply!

Ali

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

Hi Friend!

the capacity of the bootflash on my sup1 can hold this Image?

"cat6000-supk8.7-6-1.bin "

10xs

Ali

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

HI Friend!

i bought flash card PCMCIA 24M.The Sup recognize the volume.

10xs

Ali

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Re: Format device slot0 failed

HI Friend!

i bought flash card PCMCIA 24M.The Sup(5.3) recognize this flashvolume.

10xs

Ali

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