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Cisco Router 2600 no prompt.

Hello,

I have a Cisco router 2600, which I use for my training lab setup. I typed write erase to start up a new configuration but the router did not come backup. I have an identical router and tried swapping flash and dram, but it did not work. Please I'd like to know if there's a way to get a prompt command back. The router keeps its ios loading in a loop, as show below.

Thank you in advance.

Self decompressing the image : ########################################################################################################################## [OK]

Smart Init is enabled
smart init is sizing iomem
  ID            MEMORY_REQ                 TYPE
000093          0X000A6200 C2600 Single Ethernet, Single Token Ring
                0X00098670 public buffer pools
                0X00211000 public particle pools
TOTAL:          0X0034F870

If any of the above Memory Requirements are
"UNKNOWN", you may be using an unsupported
configuration or there is a software problem and
system operation may be compromised.
Rounded IOMEM up to: 4Mb.
Using 12 percent iomem. [4Mb/32Mb]

%SYS-3-IMAGE_TOO_BIG: 'flash:c2600-i-mz.123-10.bin' is too large for available memory (4217920 bytes).boot of "tftp:192.168.1.101" using boot helper "flash:c2600-i-mz.123-10.bin" failed
error returned: File read failed -- Not enough space
loadprog: error - on file open
boot: cannot load "tftp:192.168.1.101"

System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(6r),  RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.
C2600 platform with 32768 Kbytes of main memory

program load complete, entry point: 0x80008000, size: 0x74c534
Self decompressing the image : ########################################################################################################################## [OK]

  • WAN Routing and Switching
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New Member

Hi sebahelder, it seems IOS

Hi sebahelder,

 

it seems IOS is too large for your router flash. I think you will have to delete ios from flash and copy new less size ios from xmodem (

I have found some useful links too

 

http://networknerd.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/ios-upgrade-sys-3-image_too_big/

https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/9851956/sys-3-imagetoobig-2621xm

New Member

Thank you very much, Salman

Thank you very much, Salman.

The only problem is that the router keeps in loop during the ios load process. I can't get any prompt.

Any idea, please, of getting into ROMMON or any command prompt?

 

Thanks again.

New Member

Actually I was just able to

Actually I was just able to delete and install the original IOS, after adding more memory to the router. Then

I erased the configuration and also deleted the IOS from flash. I reloaded the original IOS through XModem from my ftp server.

I got the router back its original memory configuration 32MB, and the "damaged" router is now fully operational.

Thanks for your cooperation.

New Member

not at all sebahelder good to

not at all sebahelder

 

good to hear that everything is ok

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