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Is it possible to boot a 3640 router from a TFTP server ?

I'd like to know if we can boot a router from a TFTP server? The router is a 3640. It seems to be impossible because the Ethernet port is down when booting.

<p>I put:

<p>boot system tftp <image> <ip address>

<p>in the configuration.

<p>Here is the sh version:

<p>Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3600 Software (C3640-I-M), Version 12.2(2)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

TAC Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Sat 02-Jun-01 12:36 by ccai

Image text-base: 0x600089A8, data-base: 0x60AA2000

<p>ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.1(20)AA2, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

ROM: 3600 Software (C3640-I-M), Version 12.2(2)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

nas1_3640 uptime is 18 hours, 56 minutes

<p>System returned to ROM by reload at 20:24:07 UTC Thu Dec 27 2001

System restarted at 20:24:47 UTC Thu Dec 27 2001

<p>System image file is "flash:c3640-i-mz.122-2.T.bin"

<p>cisco 3640 (R4700) processor (revision 0x00) with 41984K/7168K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID 24375079

R4700 CPU at 100Mhz, Implementation 33, Rev 1.0

Channelized E1, Version 1.0.

MICA-6DM Firmware: CP ver 2720 - 5/30/2000, SP ver 2720 - 5/30/2000.

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

Primary Rate ISDN software, Version 1.1.

1 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

62 Serial network interface(s)

60 terminal line(s)

2 Channelized E1/PRI port(s)

DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity disabled.

125K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102

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Re: Is it possible to boot a 3640 router from a TFTP server ?

You must configure the ethernet interface as well.

The interface ethernet should have a valid ip address and must be

in no shut mode when booting the router.