I tried the 'boot'commands, but the message is always 'reset the router first' which boots the router from the first code load. I don't see how to enter the 'boot' command on it's own?
Can you paste the boot sequence, after you type the boot commands ? (Basically a log of what you are typing on the console)
Also paste output of,
dev (hit return)
dir flash: (hit return)
What I mean is that when I enter a boot command the router returns the message "Please reset before booting'. So you cannot use the boot command. Have you tried it on a router?
I have used the boot command before. I just dont remember off top of my head..how this command behaved. I dont have router with me now, when I get back home, i will check on one of my home routers and get back to you tomorrow. I have a 2600 that I can test the same.
I verified the commands I suggested at my home 2600 router and it works with out mistake.
Please see attached text file for boot sequence.
a. dev (+ return key) - will show you list of available devices. What we are interested in is "flash:"
b. dir flash: will show list of files in flash. In your case you should see two files
c. boot flash:
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That is weird. My router is a non XM, yours is an XM. Its possible that different versions of rommon may behave differently.
Going an alternate route, If you have the same image (valid checksum) in a TFTP server, you can try booting the router using TFTPDNLD process.
I will open a TAC case. Most likley things have changed and I haven't found any documentation that explains it. Thanks for your help, now I know I am not crazy.
I take that back when I said, you may have the option to use TFTPDNLD. Even after TFTPDNLD you may end up having the problem with booting using the boot command.
One alternative I may suggest is to try upgrading the image using RXBoot mode. Not sure if your router has an rxboot image, but you may as well give it a try.
If the router has an RXBOOT image, it will boot to Rxboot mode. then you may use copy tftp flash to load the image into flash.
I have the answer>>>>
rommon 1 > dev
Devices in device table:
rommon 2 > dir flash:
File size Checksum File name
5571972 bytes (0x550584) 0xd7b5 c2600-i-mz.122-29a.bin
5548272 bytes (0x54a8f0) 0x3aa9 c2600-i-mz.122-17.bin
rommon 3 > BOOT=flash:c2600-i-mz.122-17.bin
rommon 4 > sync
rommon 5 > reset