Loading IOS through Console

cmccul002cmccul002 Posts: 56Member ■■□□□□□□□□
I have a 3640, that was in Rommon mode when recieved. I have the IOS on my PC and I used Xmodem command to send the IOS through the Console port. The sending took 35 mins, now HyperTerm shows

program flash location 0x*********


the location numbers are changing, but how long should it take?

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  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    A long long long long long time.

    And a lot longer if you didn't make the config change to transfer at 115k

    The trick is to XMODEM the smallest image you have. Then once that boots, use TFTP to get your real image.
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  • astorrsastorrs Posts: 3,139Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    mikej412 wrote:
    A long long long long long time.

    And a lot longer if you didn't make the config change to transfer at 115k

    The trick is to XMODEM the smallest image you have. Then once that boots, use TFTP to get your real image.
    Mike is right. I would suggest you go get a nice fresh cup of coffee... from Columbia. It should be done by the time you get back. :D
  • janmikejanmike Posts: 3,076Member
    Yep! Mike is right. But, you are learning and will not ever forget this experience!

    I did the same thing....once.
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  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Posts: 1,506Member
    3640 supports PCMCIA flash memory cards, see the 36xx hardware guide:
    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/3600/hardware/installation/guide/3600ch1.html

    And particularly the part pertaining to configuring flash memory:
    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/3600/hardware/notes/PCMCIA.html
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  • miller811miller811 Posts: 897Member
    I have had the pleasure of the console reload with XMODEM but I was unaware of tftdnld
    this works a lot quicker. I used this other day and it worked great.

    rommon 16 > IP_ADDRESS=171.68.171.0
    rommon 17 > IP_SUBNET_MASK=255.255.254.0
    rommon 18 > DEFAULT_GATEWAY=171.68.170.3
    rommon 19 > TFTP_SERVER=171.69.1.129
    rommon 20 > TFTP_FILE=c2600-is-mz.113-2.0.3.Q
    rommon 21 > tftpdnld

    IP_ADDRESS: 171.68.171.0
    IP_SUBNET_MASK: 255.255.254.0
    DEFAULT_GATEWAY: 171.68.170.3
    TFTP_SERVER: 171.69.1.129
    TFTP_FILE: c2600-is-mz.113-2.0.3.Q

    Invoke this command for disaster recovery only.
    WARNING: all existing data in all partitions on flash will be lost!
    Do you wish to continue? y/n: [n]: y

    Receiving c2600-is-mz.113-2.0.3.Q from 171.69.1.129 !!!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.!!
    File reception completed.
    Copying file c2600-is-mz.113-2.0.3.Q to flash.
    Erasing flash at 0x607c0000
    program flash location 0x60440000
    rommon 22 >
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  • cmccul002cmccul002 Posts: 56Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks, it did finally get done icon_lol.gif


    When it was done and reloaded it came to a ts1> prompt, and when I tried enable it prompted for a password.

    I tried the Password Recovery here http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/474/pswdrec_2500.html

    It was late, but i think i replaced the secret password and it seemed to work, so I think it went ok. Ill post back tonight if I have any issues. Its usually easy to google to find help.

    This is my first time with cisco equipment, but so far i like it :D
  • TurgonTurgon Posts: 6,313Banned
    mikej412 wrote:
    A long long long long long time.

    And a lot longer if you didn't make the config change to transfer at 115k

    The trick is to XMODEM the smallest image you have. Then once that boots, use TFTP to get your real image.

    Good advice from Mike. I suggest a good cushion and a pot of tea!
  • tierstentiersten Posts: 4,505Member
    miller811 wrote:
    I have had the pleasure of the console reload with XMODEM but I was unaware of tftdnld
    this works a lot quicker. I used this other day and it worked great.
    Not all of them support TFTP from ROMMON. Newish ones do but older routers/switches don't.
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