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PIX 520 failed upgrade...no more boot

Dear ALL,

I have an old PIX 520 with these details :

Version 5.1 (4)

Finesse Bios V3.3

Hardware: AL440LX, 32 MB RAM, CPU Pentium II 266 Mhz

BIOS Flash AM28F256

Licensed Features:

Failover: Enabled

VPN-DES Enabled

VPN-3DES Disabled

Serial Number xxxxxxxx

Activation Key yyyyyyyy

I tried a sw upgrade to 6.2 version, but after installing new software PIX wasn't able to boot anymore.

So, I inserted floppy containing 4.3.2 version (when was shipped) but PIX still is not able to boot, and I get an error

like "Not Authorized To Run On This Hardware!"

Why? Since PIX was shipped, no one has changed authorization key so why seem to be not valid ?

What can I do to still use that PIX ?

Regards Alberto Brivio

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New Member

Re: PIX 520 failed upgrade...no more boot

Hi Alberto,

For version 6.x about flash memory:

Some PIX 520 units may need a memory upgrade because older units had 2 MB, though newer units have 16 MB.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/iaabu/pix/pix_sw/v_62/relnotes/pixrn624.htm#wp88317

It may also require a new 3des-key:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/iaabu/pix/pix_sw/v_62/hig/520.htm#1041068

HTH

Mike

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Re: PIX 520 failed upgrade...no more boot

Hi ALL,

I need some information in order to reactivate pix:

I own PIX 520, and activation key for 5.1(4) supplied by ISP, but I have 4.3 software without activation key.

So, I'd like to know how can I buy 4.3 activation key and 5.1(4) binary file.

Regards

Alberto Brivio

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Re: PIX 520 failed upgrade...no more boot

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Re: PIX 520 failed upgrade...no more boot

for software download use this URL (CCO required)

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/pix

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