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Lost enable password on tinyrom

I got this problem: on my 804 router, I deleted my IOS on the flash card, so when I boot, I get in the tinyrom boot> prompt. From there, I can't go in privilege mode because I lost my password.

So my question is: Is there a way to recover the password of the enable mode in boot> mode ?

This mode is the mode you end up in if you send BREAK while booting, letting you bypasse the configuration password, but since it is password protected.. how can I bypass this?


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Re: Lost enable password on tinyrom

This will help with the password:

You will need to Xmodem a new IOS into your router. See this:

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Re: Lost enable password on tinyrom

Thanks for the answer., but like I said in my post, when I get to the tinyrom image, I get to the prompt boot> (that is not privileged mode).

When I try to do a set command, or anything like undelete, It says I don't have the permissions. the only thing I can do is enable, which need a password.

Since it is in the bios of the router, I can't password recovery.

here's some output:

TinyROM version 1.0(2)

Mon Nov 02 17:14:21 1998

Copyright (c) 1998 by cisco Systems, Inc.

All rights reserved.

POST ......... OK. 4MB DRAM, 8MB Flash.

auto-boot: failed, "no such file"

boot> boot

boot: failed, "permission denied"

boot> set ios-conf = 0x43

ios-conf: failed, "permission denied"

boot> enable


enable: failed, "permission denied"


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