When I try to boot my ASA5550 it hangs at "booting system please wait". I have tried to reseting the ASA but this doesn't help. Can anyone give me an idea of what to try as I cannot get to the rommon.
Seems like the ASA may not have an image to boot into.
Try this procedure:
Once done. Issue "copy tftp flash:" one more time and make sure the code is in the flash "dir flash:"
I would try another computer and console in and try the same and if you cannot issue a break using "esc" key then, the unit may be bad and you may have to file an RMA to get it replaced with you have valid smartnet.
problem solved !!!!!
it can be a RAM problem, as was the case for me. the electric interruption has burned RAM memory.I removed it and the firewall is running normally with the remaining RAM.
ASA 5550 hangs at "booting system please wait"
the problem solved when remove the burned RAM, now I worked with 3 GB of RAM instead of 4 GB.
I had the same problem on two ASA 5550's. Would just boot loop trying to load code after "booting system please wait". Replaced the memory and it booted fine.