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can u format a cisco compact flash card without a cisco router

John Cheetley
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Evening Guys,

Searched forum for answer but couldnt find anything

Want to format a 256 mb cisco CF card. Unfortunately my existing slot0 external slot appears to be dead as the LED for this does not light up

Is there an alternative workaround please

I have a card reader if that can be used....

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acampbell
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Hi John,

Couple of links for you

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/access/1800/1841/software/configuration/guide/sw/b_cflash.html#wp49774

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/access/1900/software/configuration/guide/Software_Configuration/appendixBcflash.html

In summary

Cisco 18xx  you can use MS-DOS fat 16
Cisco 28xx, 38xx you can use MS-DOS fat 16 or 32
Cisco 19xx ,29xx, 39xx you can use MS-DOS fat 32

Hope this helps
Regards
Alex

Regards, Alex. Please rate useful posts.

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acampbell
Advocate
Advocate

Hi John,

Couple of links for you

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/access/1800/1841/software/configuration/guide/sw/b_cflash.html#wp49774

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/access/1900/software/configuration/guide/Software_Configuration/appendixBcflash.html

In summary

Cisco 18xx  you can use MS-DOS fat 16
Cisco 28xx, 38xx you can use MS-DOS fat 16 or 32
Cisco 19xx ,29xx, 39xx you can use MS-DOS fat 32

Hope this helps
Regards
Alex

Regards, Alex. Please rate useful posts.

Thanks for your reply acampbell,

That has worked. Much appreciated :)

Mohammed al Baqari
VIP Advisor VIP Advisor
VIP Advisor

Insert the flash in a switch and format or any other router.

Thanks Mohammed but I didnt have a spare router :)

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