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Router in boot prompt Router(boot)#

Hi All,

Can anyone help me how to come out of Router(boot)# prompt to normal prompt ?

Regards,

Madan.

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Re: Router in boot prompt Router(boot)#

The router has currently loaded the boot image. If your router has a valid IOS image, change your config register and reload.

Router(boot)#configure terminal

Router(boot)(config)#config-register 0x2102

Router(boot)(config)#exit

Router(boot)#

More info about the boot image.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps214/products_tech_note09186a0080110ed1.shtml

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Bronze

Re: Router in boot prompt Router(boot)#

The router has currently loaded the boot image. If your router has a valid IOS image, change your config register and reload.

Router(boot)#configure terminal

Router(boot)(config)#config-register 0x2102

Router(boot)(config)#exit

Router(boot)#

More info about the boot image.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps214/products_tech_note09186a0080110ed1.shtml

New Member

Re: Router in boot prompt Router(boot)#

Hi Newell,

Thanks for the reply.

when router is in boot prompt the config-register shows as 0x2102 in show version.

do i need to change it again ?

Regards,

Madan.

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Re: Router in boot prompt Router(boot)#

hostname(boot)#show flash

System flash directory:

File Length Name/status

1 16294764 c2500-is-l.123-1a.bin

[16294828 bytes used, 482388 available, 16777216 total]

16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

hostname(boot)#

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Re: Router in boot prompt Router(boot)#

Is there a valid accessible IOS image on the router?

hostname(boot)#show flash

System flash directory:

File Length Name/status

1 16294764 c2500-is-l.123-1a.bin

[16294828 bytes used, 482388 available, 16777216 total]

16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

If not reload the image using the copy tftp flash command. This requires a TFTP server with the IOS image and IP network connectivity to the server.

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Re: Router in boot prompt Router(boot)#

If the router config register is 0x2102 then Ryan's question to verify the content of flash and whether it has a valid image is a good way to approach solving this problem. A slightly different approach is to look at how the router gets into (boot) mode. If the original poster can boot the router again, and post all the messages to the console while the router boots then we may understand what is sending the router to (boot) mode and see how to fix it.

I am wondering about the possibility that there is a boot command in the config that is sendig the router into (boot) mode.

HTH

Rick

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Re: Router in boot prompt Router(boot)#

Madan,

What model router is this that you're getting the (boot) prompt?

If it's a 7500 and you don't have a flash card with a valid IOS in the RSP (or if the config points to an IOS that doesn't exist) you'll get that prompt.

John

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