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I need some help

I have inherited a CISCO 2811 Router because the company went bust.

The IT administrator that was there decided to stuff them by putting No Password recovery on the box.

As i do not need the configuration i thought factory reset because I wanted to use it to get back on the CCNE track in my personal study.

i thought it would be a good intercept as i am fairly good with the IOS and can navigate my way around the basisc with out the Web wizards.

however on this box i am unable to break in the boot sequence to for the normally style reset as documented.

Has any one had this issue and resolved it?

Is there a way to forcefully clear the nvram? or forcefully upgrade the ROMMON to a version that will accept the documented break sequence.

Thanks

Maurice

the details from the router are as follows:

System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Initializing memory for ECC
.
c2811 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory
Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with ECC enabled

Readonly ROMMON initialized
PASSWORD RECOVERY FUNCTIONALITY IS DISABLED
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xcb80
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xcb80
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0x231bd54
Self decompressing the image :#####################################################################################################################################################################################################################[OK]
Smart Init is enabled
smart init is sizing iomem
   ID            MEMORY_REQ                 TYPE
0003E7          0X003DA000 C2811Mainboard
                 0X00263F50 Onboard VPN
                 0X000021B8 Onboard USB
                 0X002C29F0 public buffer pools
                 0X00211000 public particle pools
TOTAL:          0X00B13AF8
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: 12Mb.
Using 4 percent iomem. [12Mb/256Mb]
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Cisco IOS Software, 2800 Software (C2800NM-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version12.4(10), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 16-Aug-06 02:17 by prod_rel_team
Image text-base: 0x40092FA0, data-base: 0x42B00000

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Cisco 2811 (revision 49.46) with 249856K/12288K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FCZxxxxxxxxx
1 DSL controller
2 FastEthernet interfaces
1 ATM interface
1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module
DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity enabled.
239K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
62720K bytes of ATA CompactFlash (Read/Write)

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8 REPLIES
Silver

Re: I need some help

Hi Maurice,

you can refer to the following doc:

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-2407

Basically, you give the break sequence at bootup, and you will be prompted for this:

PASSWORD RECOVERY IS DISABLED.
Do you want to reset the router to factory default
configuration and proceed [y/n] ? y
Reset router configuration to factory default.

It also includes a link to key combinations for break sequence.

Let me know if this helps

Marco

New Member

Re: I need some help

Hi Marco,

Thanks for the reply but I have tried this already there is an issue with some of the 2800 routers that the decompression of the image takes longer than the time for the system to realise that a break signal has been sent.

so I am not sure how I get the route to realise that the is a break,

I have tried Hyperterminal, vanguard, and Putty, I have tried mapping keys and changing key stoke delays, but still no go. I know my serial port works because I have performed the action on a switch as well.

Number 5, need input???????

Thanks

Mo

Silver

Re: I need some help

Hi Maurice,

OK, it seems that as additional security feature, the break sequence must be insert at a specific moment, when you see this:

Image text-base: 0x......, data-base: 0x.......

See below:

Router#reload
Proceed with reload? [confirm]y
*Dec 15 01:38:06.699: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested by console. Reload
Reason: Reload Command.

Readonly ROMMON initialized
PASSWORD RECOVERY FUNCTIONALITY IS DISABLED

program load complete, entry point: 0x80012000, size: 0xe93644
Self decompressing the image :
########################################################################
########################################################################
########################################################################
########################################################################
# [OK]

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Cisco IOS Software, C181X Software (C181X-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version
12.4(4)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 26-Oct-05 19:48 by ccai
Image text-base: 0x80012124, data-base: 0x81C70C70
!!!!  Pushed ctrl-break here   !!!!   <<<<<<

PASSWORD RECOVERY IS DISABLED.
Do you want to reset the router to factory default
configuration and proceed [y/n] ?

New Member

Re: I need some help

Cheers Marco, i will give that a try when i get home.

Thanks again

Mo

New Member

Re: I need some help

Hi Marco,

Sorry that did not work, either my is not sending or i am too slow, i tried Secure RT and Hyerterminal.

Any more ideas.

Mo

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: I need some help

You're one lucky guy Maurice.  Why?  Because you have an ISR router.  Power down the router and EJECT the CF before powering on the router.

New Member

Re: I need some help

leolaohoo, i thought

of that one as well but all the system does is loop with the following.

System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Initializing memory for ECC
.
c2811 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory
Main memory is configured to 64 bit mode with ECC enabled

Readonly ROMMON initialized
PASSWORD RECOVERY FUNCTIONALITY IS DISABLED

Cheers

Mo

New Member

I need some help

had the exact same issue.

refer to this link:

http://www.mail-archive.com/ccie_voice@onlinestudylist.com/msg24395.html

AND....

make sure you use a real serial port, not USB emulated.

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