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Problems with IOS upgrade 3750

Scenario: The customer has two 3750 switches and for further redundancy + speed they decided to use the stackwise tech.

I was asked to install the stack wise cables so what I did was

Stack port 1 on Switch1 > stack port 2 on Swtich2

stack port 2 on Switch1 > stack port 1 on Switch2

restarted both switches to configure them from scratch i.e. cluster + ip and etc switch 2 was in a hung state so decided to upgrade the IOS on switch 2 as it did not match switch 1.

I got my hands on a tar file for this switch and like a idiot "copy tftp flash" the tar to the flash instead of following the follwoing command :


archive download-sw /leave-old-sw tftp://


The old IOS was erased by me and here I am stcuk with the 3750 on the promt where it sasy


I can barely run any commands on this mode.

What I need to do is install/ extract the tar file as it comes up with a message saying no boot file system found etc...

Can anyone pelase advise.

Now I will need to two things from any expert

1) How to fix this IOS issue I caused which is embarassing

2) Did I patch the stackwise cables correctly ?

please respond any help will be greatly aprpeciated.



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