Loading new IOS to Flash

controlcontrol Posts: 309Member
Hi,

I've deleted the IOS I had in flash (backed it up first) just to I could practise recovering my switch if the worst was to happen.

It now boots into the Switch: prompt.

I thought I'd be able to assign an ip address and tftp my image back to flash. Looking at the commands available to me though, it seems I can't do this. Is xmodem the only way to go now?

switch: ?
? -- Present list of available commands
boot -- Load and boot an executable image
cat -- Concatenate (type) file(s)
copy -- Copy a file
delete -- Delete file(s)
dir -- List files in directories
flash_init -- Initialize flash filesystem(s)
format -- Format a filesystem
fsck -- Check filesystem consistency
help -- Present list of available commands
load_helper -- Load and initialize a helper image
memory -- Present memory heap utilization information
mkdir -- Create dir(s)
more -- Concatenate (display) file(s)
rename -- Rename a file
reset -- Reset the system
rmdir -- Delete empty dir(s)
set -- Set or display environment variables
set_param -- Set system parameters in flash
trap -- Cause a software breakpoint to occur
type -- Concatenate (type) file(s)
-- MORE --
unset -- Unset one or more environment variables
version -- Display boot loader version

Comments

  • JeanMJeanM Posts: 1,117Member
    Sometimes xmodem is the only way (set the baud raute on both ends to 115k and it will go MUCH faster than default 9600), what model is it?
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  • controlcontrol Posts: 309Member
    JeanM wrote: »
    Sometimes xmodem is the only way (set the baud raute on both ends to 115k and it will go MUCH faster than default 9600), what model is it?

    2950. I saw that someone on here done pretty much the same as me, but it then turned out they could have assigned an IP address instead. May be different model I guess.
  • controlcontrol Posts: 309Member
    JeanM wrote: »
    Sometimes xmodem is the only way (set the baud raute on both ends to 115k and it will go MUCH faster than default 9600), what model is it?

    When you say set baud rate on both ends, how do I do this?
  • controlcontrol Posts: 309Member
    control wrote: »
    When you say set baud rate on both ends, how do I do this?

    Figured it out. Flash copy complete, 1hr 20mins for a 3.5MB file. Tested and working! Feels good!
  • joshmadakorjoshmadakor Posts: 495Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    icon_lol.gif That's a long time. GJ though!
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