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What does it mean if the "sh ver" on a 3640 running 12.x code says: System returned to ROM by power-on

I have a 3640 running 12.1(5)t code. The "sh ver" says:

Router#sho ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3600 Software (C3640-IS-M), Version 12.1(5)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Sat 11-Nov-00 04:37 by ccai

Image text-base: 0x60008950, data-base: 0x6113E000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.1(20)AA2, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (f


Router uptime is 6 weeks, 5 days, 18 hours, 35 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System restarted at 00:46:57 EDT Fri Dec 7 2001

System image file is "flash:c3640-is-mz.121-5.T.bin"

cisco 3640 (R4700) processor (revision 0x00) with 59392K/6144K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID 24829548

R4700 CPU at 100Mhz, Implementation 33, Rev 1.0

Bridging software.

what does the line mean that says that it returned to rom..? Is it running the boot rom and not the image?


Re: What does it mean if the "sh ver" on a 3640 running 12.x cod

No, you are running your 12.1(5)T software. It only means how the router was restarted the last time. By power on means you switched the power off and on.

If you do a reload command it will be "system returned to rom by reload"

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