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Cisco 3600 Flash Memory Upgrade

Hi All,

We just upgraded a 3640 Router Flash Memory from 8+8 MB to 16+16 MB. After the Upgrade we are trying to upload a Latest IOS(which is 21 MB) and we get the following error.

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rommon 7 > xmodem -c c3640-jk9o3s-mz.123-24.bin

Do not start the sending program yet...

device does not contain a valid magic number

dir: cannot open device "flash:"

WARNING: All existing data in flash will be lost!

Invoke this application only for disaster recovery.

Do you wish to continue? y/n [n]: y

get_man_dev: Unknown device - probably NOT formatted.

get_man_dev: Unknown device - probably NOT formatted.

Ready to receive file c3640-jk9o3s-mz.123-24.bin ...

BB0

ERR:Image size exceeds free flash space

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Someone throw some light on how to get this resolved.

Thanks in Advance,

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Re: Cisco 3600 Flash Memory Upgrade

Hi

You need to format flash first.

The better way out is to use "-r" switch.

This will boot the router using IOS loaded in RAM. Then ypu can format and upload the IOS. This would be fast in compared to xmodem.

Pls do comeback if u face problem.

Regards

JD

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Re: Cisco 3600 Flash Memory Upgrade

Hi,

Thanks for the immediate response. I tried but with no luck. Please find the details below.

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rommon 8 > boot -r

NOTE: Boot options -r, -n, and -a are for debugging with GDB.

device does not contain a valid magic number

boot: cannot open "flash:"

boot: cannot determine first file name on device "flash:"

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Thanks in Advance

Re: Cisco 3600 Flash Memory Upgrade

No. You got it wrong.

Its "xmodem -r 36xx.bin"

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