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Cisco 2505 router loading into "boot rom mode"

seuss_ssuesseuss_ssues Member Posts: 629
Well i have finally received my cisco routers that i bought off ebay and after reseting the password on the first now im down to tackling the second.

When the machine loads it seems to do just fine except it loads into "router(boot)#" instead of just "router#"

I have tried to google the problem and aside from suggestions of setting config-register 0x2101 i have found nothing.

Im very new to cisco so im not sure what type of output would help but here is a few.

show flash

System flash directory:
No files in System flash
[0 bytes used, 4194304 available, 4194304 total]
4096K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

show version

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c), RELEASE SOFTWA
RE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 27-Dec-96 17:33 by loreilly
Image text-base: 0x01010000, data-base: 0x00001000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE

alpha uptime is 15 minutes
System restarted by reload
Running default software

cisco 2505 (68030) processor (revision K) with 2048K/2048K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID 10375261, with hardware revision 00000000
X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface.
8 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 repeater ports.
2 Serial network interfaces.
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
4096K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2101



if anyone has any tips or can lead me in the direction of a site or a book on how to address this i would be greatly appreciated.

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    BubbaJBubbaJ Member Posts: 323
    show flash

    System flash directory:
    No files in System flash
    [0 bytes used, 4194304 available, 4194304 total]
    4096K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)


    if anyone has any tips or can lead me in the direction of a site or a book on how to address this i would be greatly appreciated.
    You don't have IOS on the router. Load an image to flash, then set the config-register to 0x2102.
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    TheShadowTheShadow Member Posts: 1,057 ■■■■■■□□□□
    The IOS was probably snatched before shipping. You only have 4 meg of flash which means that you will have to search for an old IOS 11.??. The smallest 12.x IOS is 5,540 KB 12.0 and would need a second 4 KB flash stick or at least a single 8K stick. I would guess they had a bunch of routers and shipped them with the bare minimum. If your other 2500 router has 11 something check its size, save it to your PC and load it to you 2505. Really though you are light on ram and flash to get serious with it.
    Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of technology?... The Shadow DO
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    ObligedObliged Member Posts: 39 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yes. what they said...

    Please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't 0x2101 rxboot and 0x2100 ROMmon mode?


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    marlon23marlon23 Member Posts: 164 ■■□□□□□□□□
    you're right

    0x..00 ROMMON
    0x..01 RXBOOT - called "limited IOS" stored in ROM memory
    0x..02 and more, boot from flash (and check "#boot system" commands in NVRAM)
    LAB: 7609-S, 7606-S, 10008, 2x 7301, 7204, 7201 + bunch of ISRs & CAT switches
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