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SG300-28 switch in boot loop after firmware upgrade

After performing a firmware upgrade on an SG300-20 switch from ver 1.1.0.73  to 1.2.5.70 the switch now boots up with the following error and resets:

30-Aug-2011 10:47:33 %L1Mngr-F-PARAMTOOLONG: csco-sb parameter %s is too long.

The attached file contains a full output of the console boot process.

I have tried loading different versions from the console, but all produce the same error.

Has any one any idea how to resolve this issue?

Thanks

Des

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New Member

SG300-28 switch in boot loop after firmware upgrade

There have been some reports lately that certain browsers may cause issues when upgrading, namely Chrome and Firefox. I used firefox to update my 28P switches and got some strange results, such as ports missing PoE. Removing and restoring power / resetting with the button cleared all the issues up. What browser did you use? To recover the switch the first thing I would try is to use a paper clip and hold the reset button for around 30 seconds. If you haven't done so, remove and restore AC power. Several issues I had would ONLY clear after doing that.

Green

SG300-28 switch in boot loop after firmware upgrade

Brayton, thanks for the good information and reply.

In addition to those steps, if this does not resolve, you may have to load the firmware via Hyperterminal using XMODEM if the switch continues to reboot loop.

The entire process will take about 20-25 minutes.

1) To load the firmware via Hyperterminal;

Bits per seconds: 115200

Databits: 8

Partiy: None

Stop bits:1

Flow control: None

2) Reboot the switch, just unplug the power and plug it back in

3) When prompted, press ESC

4)The startup menu will appear, choose option 1 -> Download software

5) On the top of the Hyperterminal, choose the option TRANSFER -> Send File

6) Browse the firmware file and select it

7) Choose protocol->  Xmodem

8) Click send

This process will take 20 minutes or so, give or take, just let the switch idle until the process is done.  This should resolve the reboot loop.  If the reboot loop persists, try to load the 1.1.2.0 firmware instead then perform your upgrade. It should be stable.

If you need assistance with this process, please call 1.866.606.1866 and have your CCOID, product serial number and supply this forum post to the agent.

-Tom Please mark answered for helpful posts http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/
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SG300-28 switch in boot loop after firmware upgrade

I have tried to load the firmware via the serial port before, trying again with 1.1.2.0 firmware give the following output:

**************************************************

*****************  SYSTEM RESET  *****************

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Boot1 Checksum Test...............................PASS

Boot2 Checksum Test...............................PASS

Flash Image Validation Test.......................PASS

BOOT Software Version 1.0.0.4 Built  08-Apr-2010  16:37:57

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          #########   ###   ##    ###    #########    #########

            #######   ###    #######       #######      #####

Networking device with Marvell ARM CPU core. 128 MByte SDRAM.

I-Cache 16 KB. D-Cache 16 KB. L2 Cache 256 KB. Cache Enabled.

MAC Address   :  20:20:20:89:20:10.

Autoboot in 2 seconds - press RETURN or Esc. to abort and enter prom.

Preparing to decompress...

100%

Decompressing SW from image-1

100%

OK

Running from RAM...

Board ID is 9

Device ID 0xdff411ab

********************************************************************

*** Running  SW  Ver. 1.1.2.0  Date  12-Nov-2011  Time  23:34:26 ***

********************************************************************

HW version is V

Base Mac address is: 20:20:20:89:20:10

Dram size is  : 128M bytes

Dram first block size is  : 98304K bytes

Dram first PTR is  : 0x1C00000

Dram second block size is  : 4096K bytes

Dram second PTR is  : 0x7C00000

Flash size is: 16M

12-Nov-2011 23:34:28 %CDB-I-LOADCONFIG: Loading running configuration.

12-Nov-2011 23:34:28 %CDB-I-LOADCONFIG: Loading startup configuration.

Device configuration:

Slot 1 - SG 300-28

Device 0: GT_98DX3025 (AlleyCat)

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

-- Unit Standalone                --

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

12-Nov-2011 23:34:45 %Entity-I-SEND-ENT-CONF-CHANGE-TRAP: entity configuration .

Tapi Version: v1.9.5

Core Version: v1.9.5

12-Nov-2011 23:35:26 %L1Mngr-F-PARAMTOOLONG: csco-sb parameter %s is too long.

***** FATAL ERROR *****

Reporting Task: ROOT.

Software Version: 1.1.2.0 (date  12-Nov-2011 time  23:34:26)

0x169bbc

0x166760

0x696a80

0x475f3c

0x47b408

0x47b5c4

0x7e7140

0x7e85d4

0x7e9924

0x1cff30

0x1c9d84

0x121d84

**************************************************

*****************  SYSTEM RESET  *****************

**************************************************

Boot1 Checksum Test...............................PASS

Boot2 Checksum Test...............................PASS

Flash Image Validation Test.......................PASS

BOOT Software Version 1.0.0.4 Built  08-Apr-2010  16:37:57

Green

SG300-28 switch in boot loop after firmware upgrade

Hi Des, if the switch is not recovering writing the firmware directly to the flash via xmodem, we should open up a service request.

Here is a list of the SBSC support numbers;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/support/tsd_cisco_small_business_support_center_contacts.html

Give a call any time and please have your CCOID, serial number and provide this community forum link.

-Tom Please mark answered for helpful posts http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/
Green

Re: SG300-28 switch in boot loop after firmware upgrade

Des, please continue to use the 1.1.2.0 firmware. The business unit has recalled the 1.2.5.70 firmware. If the switch continues to reboot loop while loading the 1.1.2.0 firmware, the SBSC support will be happy to assist in trying to recover the switch.

Please reference the following;

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-25157

-Tom Please mark answered for helpful posts http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/
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Re: SG300-28 switch in boot loop after firmware upgrade

Hello Des Riglar, hello Support community,

Thank you for your post. Could you solve the Problem? I`m having the same issue with a SF 302-08MP switch, i have tried the 3 firmwares offered on the cisco website, and no one will boot. I think there is a part of the flash that does not get overwritten by the firmware upgrade and produces the error, maybe in the snmp server.

It reboots with this error:

28-Apr-2010 13:34:14 %L1Mngr-F-PARAMTOOLONG: csco-sb parameter %s is too long.

I have the full logfile attached with the third firmware I have tried, version 1.0.0.27, but none of the firmwares solve the problem.      

Hope to Rescue the Switch,

Thanks,

Nico

Green

Re: SG300-28 switch in boot loop after firmware upgrade

Here is how to recover the switch-

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-27000

-Tom
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-Tom Please mark answered for helpful posts http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/
New Member

Re: SG300-28 switch in boot loop after firmware upgrade

Hello Tom, Thanks for your reply,

I had done the process before with the 3 firmwares offered in the cisco website. I did it again, and i get a boot loop again, with following error:

%L1Mngr-F-PARAMTOOLONG: csco-sb parameter serialNo is too long.

Any ideas?

Thank you,

Nico

Console

     Startup Menu

[1]  Download Software

[2]  Erase Flash File

[3]  Password Recovery Procedure

[4]  Set Terminal Baud-Rate

[5]  Stack menu

[6]  Back

Enter your choice or press 'ESC' to exit:

Downloading code using XMODEM.

                               

-- Download complete --

Calculating file's checksum...OK

Erasing FLASH ->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Writing to flash 0x6aa500 records...

Setting checksum: 0x350925f6 , Address: 0x0

OK.

Flash programming success.

Perform WARM BOOT ...

Boot1 Checksum Test...............................PASS

Boot2 Checksum Test...............................PASS

Flash Image Validation Test.......................PASS

BOOT Software Version 1.0.0.4 Built  08-Apr-2010  16:37:57

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          #########   ###   ##    ###    #########    #########

            #######   ###    #######       #######      #####

Networking device with Marvell ARM CPU core. 128 MByte SDRAM.

I-Cache 16 KB. D-Cache 16 KB. L2 Cache 256 KB. Cache Enabled.

MAC Address   :  58:35:d9:96:7f:5d.

Autoboot in 2 seconds - press RETURN or Esc. to abort and enter prom.

Preparing to decompress...

100%

Decompressing SW from image-1

100%

OK

Running from RAM...

Board ID is 22

Device ID 0xdf5111ab

*********************************************************************

*** Running  SW  Ver. 1.2.7.76  Date  19-Jul-2012  Time  17:54:43 ***

*********************************************************************

HW version is V

Base Mac address is: 58:35:d9:96:7f:5d

Dram size is  : 128M bytes

Dram first block size is  : 101376K bytes

Dram first PTR is  : 0x1900000

Dram second block size is  : 4096K bytes

Dram second PTR is  : 0x7C00000

Flash size is: 16M

19-Jul-2012 17:54:46 %CDB-I-LOADCONFIG: Loading running configuration.

19-Jul-2012 17:54:47 %CDB-I-LOADCONFIG: Loading startup configuration.

Device configuration:

Slot 1 - SF302-08MP

Device 0: GT_98DX1005 (AlleyCat)

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

-- Unit Standalone                --

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

Tapi Version: v1.9.5

Core Version: v1.9.5

19-Jul-2012 17:55:02 %L1Mngr-F-PARAMTOOLONG: csco-sb parameter serialNo is too l

ong.

***** FATAL ERROR *****

Reporting Task: ROOT.

Software Version: 1.2.7.76 (date  19-Jul-2012 time  17:54:43)

***** DEBUG *****

DEBUG LOG IS EMPTY

0x16a614

0x167054

0x6bdc18

0x490518

0x4959e4

0x495bac

0x815674

0x816b10

0x817e64

0x1d51e8

0x1cb010

0x121d3c

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*****************  SYSTEM RESET  *****************

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