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Pix 515 not starting - Very Ugent

Hi

Pix model: 515E

OS Version: 6.3(3)

Trying to connect through consule. System stuck after the following msg:

CISCO SYSTEMS PIX FIREWALL

Embedded BIOS Version 4.3.207 01/02/02 16:12:22.73

Compiled by morlee

32 MB RAM

PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class Irq

00 00 00 8086 7192 Host Bridge

00 07 00 8086 7110 ISA Bridge

00 07 01 8086 7111 IDE Controller

00 07 02 8086 7112 Serial Bus 9

00 07 03 8086 7113 PCI Bridge

00 0D 00 8086 1209 Ethernet 11

00 0E 00 8086 1209 Ethernet 10

00 11 00 8086 1229 Ethernet 11

----------------------------------

Any one pls help as urgent basis

Quick response pls

Thanks

Reza

Network Administrator

karimmr@ebl-bd.com

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Cisco Employee

Re: Pix 515 not starting - Very Ugent

Hello Reza,

Were there any recent changes to the Pix? Was this Pix ever operational?

Initial thinking is perhaps you have corrupt OS. If so, do you want to re-image the Pix via monitor mode?

Here are some instructions

Enter Monitor Mode on a PIX 501, 506, 515, 525 or 535

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a0080094a5d.shtml#monitor

Hope that helps!

Thanks,

hemendoz

Re: Pix 515 not starting - Very Ugent

Hi,

The OS of the PIX might be corrupted. I suggest reimage the PIX.

I hope it helps .. please arte it if it does !!!

New Member

Re: Pix 515 not starting - Very Ugent

Hi

Thanks for your prompt response. It was working well and kept as backup. Nothing changed.

I could not go to the rommon mode. Its stuck after displlaying the msg:

CISCO SYSTEMS PIX FIREWALL

Embedded BIOS Version 4.3.207 01/02/02 16:12:22.73

Compiled by morlee

32 MB RAM

PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class Irq

00 00 00 8086 7192 Host Bridge

00 07 00 8086 7110 ISA Bridge

00 07 01 8086 7111 IDE Controller

00 07 02 8086 7112 Serial Bus 9

00 07 03 8086 7113 PCI Bridge

00 0D 00 8086 1209 Ethernet 11

00 0E 00 8086 1209 Ethernet 10

00 11 00 8086 1229 Ethernet 11

-----

Any help pls

Thanks

Reza

New Member

Re: Pix 515 not starting - Very Ugent

I had the same problem, but atfer several reloads and cutting off power, it started to enter Monitor mode. First it enerts Monitor directly (without giving the option to boot from flash), hence I thought I need to reinstall the OS, so I did that from Monitor mode using the tftp method. The option to boot from flash started to appear and the OS was booted, not from the image downloaded from the tftp server but rather from the one saved originally on the flash; I discovered that after I removed the image on flash to make space for the new image. A strange thing has happened, once I removed the image on flash the PIX reloaded giving me no chance to save the new image, and thus the PIX got into a boot loop and every time I try to install the OS from Monitor mode the image is downloaded but the OS doesn't boot and the loop continues.

My PIX was working fine as a Primary in a failover configuration. It became non-operational after a power failure has occured, so my best guess is that a hardware failure is the reason.

The problem is of high urgency for us, so any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Muhammad Raga'ei

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