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CSCvm55208 - C9300 Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

I have a C930048P-E and it boots into a switch: prompt. I cannot force it into ROMMON nor can I tftp the following IOS file to the switch.

 

switch: set
BOARDID=20564
IP_ADDRESS=192.168.0.1
MAC_ADDR=84:8A:8D:E0:5C:80
MODEL_NUM=C9300-48P
MOTHERBOARD_SERIAL_NUM=FOC22202CR0
PS1=switch:
ROMMON_AUTOBOOT_ATTEMPT=1
SWITCH_NUMBER=1
SYSTEM_SERIAL_NUM=SNxxxxxxxxx

 

The switch is missing the IOS file and fails to boot when I enter the following command:

switch: boot flash:packages.conf
attempting to boot from [flash:packages.conf]

Located file packages.conf
#
##################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

 

It will continue to loop the message above regarding the Mainboard failure. I then power cycled the switch and this is how it starts.

Initializing Hardware...

System Bootstrap, Version 16.6.1r [FC1], RELEASE SOFTWARE (P)
Compiled Sat 07/15/2017 8:31:57.39 by rel

Current image running:
Golden Rommon Image

Last reset cause: PrimaryImageBootFailure
C9300-48P platform with 8388608 Kbytes of main memory

WARNING: Bootable URL's in BOOT variable not found or exhausted.
Please check the ROMMON configuration or boot command usage.

 

Here are the flash and bootflash's directories:

switch: dir flash:

Size Attributes Name
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2097152 -rw- nvram_config
5403592 -rw- cat9k-cc_srdriver.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
76673988 -rw- cat9k-espbase.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
1536964 -rw- cat9k-guestshell.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
380920768 -rw- cat9k-rpbase.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
27620292 -rw- cat9k-sipbase.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
54977472 -rw- cat9k-sipspa.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
6591428 -rw- cat9k-srdriver.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
12284864 -rw- cat9k-webui.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
1536960 -rw- cat9k-wlc.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
6628 -rw- packages.conf
29622146 -rw- cat9k-rpboot.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
4096 drw- .installer
1480 -rw- bootloader_evt_handle.log
4096 drw- core
4096 drw- .prst_sync
4096 drw- .rollback_timer
4096 drw- gs_script
4096 drw- dc_profile_dir
252 -rw- boothelper.log
98869 -rw- memleak.tcl
0 -rw- NVRAM
2097152 -rw- nvram_config_bkup
34 -rw- pnp-tech-time
49472 -rw- pnp-tech-discovery-summary
796 -rw- vlan.dat
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

switch: dir bootflash:

Size Attributes Name
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2097152 -rw- nvram_config
5403592 -rw- cat9k-cc_srdriver.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
76673988 -rw- cat9k-espbase.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
1536964 -rw- cat9k-guestshell.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
380920768 -rw- cat9k-rpbase.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
27620292 -rw- cat9k-sipbase.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
54977472 -rw- cat9k-sipspa.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
6591428 -rw- cat9k-srdriver.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
12284864 -rw- cat9k-webui.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
1536960 -rw- cat9k-wlc.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
6628 -rw- packages.conf
29622146 -rw- cat9k-rpboot.16.06.03.SPA.pkg
4096 drw- .installer
1480 -rw- bootloader_evt_handle.log
4096 drw- core
4096 drw- .prst_sync
4096 drw- .rollback_timer
4096 drw- gs_script
4096 drw- dc_profile_dir
252 -rw- boothelper.log
98869 -rw- memleak.tcl
0 -rw- NVRAM
2097152 -rw- nvram_config_bkup
34 -rw- pnp-tech-time
49472 -rw- pnp-tech-discovery-summary
796 -rw- vlan.dat
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

I just need to get the switch to boot or at least figure out a way to push the following IOS to it cat9k_iosxe.16.09.03.SPA.bin

 

 

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I am having the same problem and had no solution yet. I was running 16.9.4 on a 2 9300-48 stack.

Did you manage to fix this?

Thanks!

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