I have a Linksys Cisco Small Business switch model SRW248G4P which won't boot anymore. This is what I see with Putty when it boots (console interface):
Image Loader 1.0.1
Loading Diagnostic Image File : SRW224G4P_SRW248G4P_boot.bix
The boot file seems to be the problem.
Does anyone have a solution for this problem? Some kind of hardware reset?
(I know it is not officially supported anymore, but I am still looking for some help)
Try to upgrade the firmware version:126.96.36.199
Use the belwo link to download:
Firmware upgrade can be done over console using download software option:
Thank you for your quick reply.
Unfortunately the switch never reachs the start menu, so I am not able to select the download software option (see console output initial post).
You might be able to get to the boot menu and upload the firmware using Xmodem protocol.
Page 64: http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/csbms/srw2048/administration/guide/SRW-US_v10_UG_A-Web.pdf
Thank you for your reply. By pressing Crtl+u rapidly while booting I managed to get in the download/xmodem menu.
Image Loader 1.0.1
File Name S/Up Type Size Create Time
--------------------------------- ---- ---- ---------- -----------
$logfile_1 0 3 64 1193046:28:15
Factory_Default_Config.cfg 0 5 354 24:01:02
SRW224G4P_SRW248G4P_boot.bix 1 1 1377600 00:01:03
SRW224G4P_SRW248G4P_image.bix 1 2 3517532 00:03:42
certificate 0 8 18040 24:00:55
startup-config 1 5 5596 25:40:57
startup1.cfg 0 5 5537 24:01:14
--------------------------------- ---- ---- ---------- ----------
Free Space : 2097152
[X]modem Download [D]elete File [S]et Startup File
Which image should I send to the switch?
"1.2.2a is 1.0.6 boot code.
1.2.2b is 1.0.1 boot code.
188.8.131.52 is 1.0.2 boot code
It looks like you're using 1.0.1 boot code so the 1.2.2b firmware should be for you."
Thank you in advance!
If you have PoE switch then suitable version would be 1.3.1:
if you have none PoE switch then 1.2.3:
I have successfully replaced the image with the 1.3.1 version from the support site, but the behaviour hasn't changed (still the same output as in the first post).
I can only conclude that the diagnostic / boot file is broken. You wouldn't have access to that file? Or a download link?
I am afraid there is not much you can do. As even if you have boot code you will need IP connectivity to upload the file using tftp...
I was afraid so.
You can actually upload runtime code (image.bix), diagnostic code (boot.bix) and loader code using the console interface and the xmodem menu.
Thank you for your email, but replacing the diagnostic code didn't work.
I have noticed that I missed an error code due to the refreshing of the screen in HyperTerminal:
(!)Loader Binary checksum error
I think I just have to accept that the switch is broken :/
Unfortunately, yes. However it might be good moment to get one of the new Sx 300 eries:
they have great features, CLI (similar to IOS) and you may really enjoy them :-)
please can you try this steps :
1. Please try to access again to the boot menu
2. Delete the startup config Click on 'D' and put the name of the startup config "startup-config" and wait until you have "0" in startup-config and reboot the switch "Maybe the Startup-Config is corrupted"
3. If you have still the issue please upload the BOOTCODE
SRW224G4P_SRW248G4P_boot.bix version 1.0.1
the same steps you did to upload the firmware version
Please let me know after your test
Thank you for your response.
I deleted the startup-config file, but nothing changed.
I cannot find the bootcode file anywhere, so that is not possible unfortunately.