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pix 520

Hi

I have got a PIX 520 that I cannot seem to get working.

The following message is displayed. Any ideas what the cause could be.

Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Version 5.3(2)

open(ffsdev/2/read) failed

An internal error occurred. Specifically, a programming assertion was

violated. Copy the error message exactly as it appears, and get the

output of the show version command and the contents of the configuration

file. Then call your technical support representative.

assertion "fdf_init()" failed: file "bh_main.c", line 149

No thread name

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Bronze

Re: pix 520

Hi,

I found that it only happens

when the option Rom is netboot rom, and try to run the boothelper in the floppy.

In order to do this, need to remove the jumper in the flash card, then the pix

bypass the option rom and use the standard procedure to boot from floppy.

Since the jumper in flash card is removed, the boothelper can not detect the

biosflash(option rom), it assumes that this is am28f256 which is obsolete

rom, and returns error. Cause the fdf_init(). asserion.

hope it helps.

Thx

Afaq

New Member

Re: pix 520

Hi,

I have a "PIX Firewall" and i receive the same errors when i attempt to boot of the boothelper disk.

Do i need to change any jumpers on my pix flash card? or should i be looking at anything else?

Thanks

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