I have an ASA5505, where the disk0: (CF) died. Writing brings "I/O error", an attempt to format fails (card is read-only it says). I know that I can change the CF card by unplugging and replugging a new CF card into the CF slot inside the ASA5505. Now I wonder, is there any command or any trick to make the device read the new card?
So far, all attempts to change the card in the running ASA fail: the new card is not recognized. All commands (dir, fsck, format) behave as if the old card is still plugged in (reading errors). When I use the new flash card with another ASA, the card is immediately recognized and used.
Now, is there a way to make the ASA read the new card without rebooting?
Any suggestion would be very much appreciated!
No tricks to read the card.
There might be a hardware issue related to this.
You can open a case and they should be able to tell you what should be done or if you need an RMA.
I hope it helps.
thanks for the reply. What I had to do:
- remove the (defect) 128MB Cisco CF card
- copy the necessary files (image, configuration, ASDM) to a new card
- plug in the new CF card (I used a 1GB CF card)
- reboot the ASA
Then the ASA complained that the activation codes can't be read from the new flash card, thus it started as K8 only, no 3DES available. I then requested the needed activation key from Cisco:
Activated the features, rebooted again - and voilá, the Cisco ASA5505 works as always (only with a new CF card).