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Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

Hi all,

I am new on Cisco, and I have a 1812J, since I want to using the 256M RAM with 64CF card IOS.

So now I upgrade my Cisco 32CF Card, and now I just can buy the SanDisk 4GB card.

Then I am using my computer and CF Card Reader to just copy the IOS and SDM Express to the new SanDisk 4G CF card.

Later plug it in the 1812J and power up. all thing look good. But later I am stopped on the

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Here are the error I am look from the Concole

Initializing ATA monitor library.......
open(): Open Error = -66
boot: cannot open "flash:"
boot: cannot determine first file name on device "flash:"

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But I can boot up the 1812J from the old Cisco 32M CF Card no problems, what is wrong on it? Any step I am miss?

Thank you.

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

I just looked it up and it supprts a maximum of 128 MB....here is the link.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5853/ps6184/product_data_sheet0900aecd8028a95f_ps5853_Products_Data_Sheet.html

Sorry for the incorrect info in the first post.

Mike

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

I removed incorrect information......

Mike

Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

I just looked it up and it supprts a maximum of 128 MB....here is the link.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5853/ps6184/product_data_sheet0900aecd8028a95f_ps5853_Products_Data_Sheet.html

Sorry for the incorrect info in the first post.

Mike

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

Thx,

But I see someone post there who using Kingston 4G CF, but it is not 1812J

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

But I see someone post there who using Kingston 4G CF, but it is not 1812J

1.  If you use more than 2Gb CF then it will take approximately 20 minutes just to read.

2.  I wouldn't recommending using greater than 2Gb.

3.  Not all CF are supported.

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

Hi leolaohoo,

The boot time of the 4G SanDisk CF just fine like original 32M CF from Cisco, not need 20 minutes yet.


Just about 1-2 minutes is done!!!

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2048644

This person is using 1811

I am higher model 1812J so I think that I can using the 4G SanDisk ....

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

Hi all,

I final self fix it and can using the 4G SanDisk CF Card,

Let me share my experience there....

1. Using the old 32M boot up the 1812J

2. If the CF Light on 1812J not light, then make the 32M CF Card out then plug the 4G Card in

3. enable

4. format flash:

OR read the doc by Cisco

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/3700/software/configuration/guide/AppendB.html

1812 can support 4G CF Card no problems, I am using the Class C format.

Thank for all who help me there.

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

And here are the 4G CF Card output

yourname>show flash: all
-#- --length-- -----date/time------ path
1      1505280 May 23 2008 11:05:44 +00:00 COMMON.TAR
2       931840 May 23 2008 11:05:24 +00:00 ES.TAR
3         1038 May 23 2008 11:06:02 +00:00 home.shtml
4       112640 May 23 2008 11:06:20 +00:00 HOME.TAR
5         3278 May 23 2008 11:05:08 +00:00 sdmconfig-1811-1812.cfg
6     20465092 Sep 23 2010 21:15:48 +00:00 c181x-advipservicesk9-mz.124-15.T12.bin

-307036160 bytes available (23265280 bytes used)

******** ATA Flash Card Geometry/Format Info ********

ATA CARD GEOMETRY
   Number of Heads:       16
   Number of Cylinders    7773
   Sectors per Cylinder   63
   Sector Size            512
   Total Sectors          7835184

ATA CARD FORMAT
   Number of FAT Sectors  240
   Sectors Per Cluster    128
   Number of Clusters     61206
   Number of Data Sectors 7835017
   Base Root Sector       584
   Base FAT Sector        104
   Base Data Sector       616

ATA MONLIB INFO
   Image Monlib size = 48728
   Disk monlib size = 53248
   Name = c1800-atafslib-m
   Monlib Start sector = 2
   Monlib End sector = 97
   Monlib updated by = C181X-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M12.4(15)T12
   Monlib version = 1

Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

According to the Cisco spec sheet the max supported flash is 128MB. I personally would not trust going over that in a production environment even if I could get it working.

I do see something odd in your output......

I see a negative bytes available

-307036160 bytes available

Mike

Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

Also if you add the two numbers together, removing the negitive sign it comes up as 315MB.....kind of an odd number.

Mike

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

test post

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

-307036160 bytes available

Typical printf bug, nothing to worry about.

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Re: Newbie need help! can't boot and read the CF

I personally would not trust going over that in a production environment even if I could get it working.

Hey Mike,

How are you doing?  Haven't seen you posting for a long time.

Should be fine.  (Dude, you should see some of the routers and Sup32/720 here.  I've got them loaded with 2Gb third-party CFs!)  

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