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Catalyst 2960-X boot fail after upgrade.

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rolandoravelo
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Hi community !

I have a Catalyst 2960-X, was running version 15.2(2)E7.

After upgrade to 15.2(7)E0a, the switch fail to boot.

I erased the flash, and copied the .bin through XMODEM. Same issue.

I copied another version of IOS image, 15.2(7)E1, same issue.

Erase flash again, downloaded fresh files from Cisco website and copied again to switch, still fail to boot.

 

From ROMMON, when issue the command switch: boot flash:ios_image_name.bin, I got this error:

 

switch: dir flash:
Directory of flash:/

2 -rwx 26534912 <date> c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E0a.bin
3 -rwx 26552320 <date> c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E1.bin

67059K bytes available (52262K bytes used)

switch: c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E1.bin

switch: boot flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E1.bin
Loading "flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E1.bin"...Verifying image flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E1.bin......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Image passed digital signature verification
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
File "flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E1.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000
executing...
Boot process failed...

switch:

 

(this happen with any image that I copied to switch)

 

When I power cycle the switch and let it to boot automatically, same error:

 

CPU rev: B
Image passed digital signature verification
Board rev: 5
Testing DataBus...
Testing AddressBus...
Testing Memory from 0x00000000 to 0x1fffffff.../
Using driver version 4 for media type 1
Xmodem file system is available.
Base ethernet MAC Address: ac:7e:8a:0c:f6:80
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.
USB EHCI 1.00
USB EHCI 1.00
USB Console INIT
Initializing Flash...
mifs[5]: 12 files, 1 directories
mifs[5]: Total bytes : 1806336
mifs[5]: Bytes used : 833536
mifs[5]: Bytes available : 972800
mifs[5]: mifs fsck took 1 seconds.
mifs[6]: 1 files, 1 directories
mifs[6]: Total bytes : 3870720
mifs[6]: Bytes used : 971264
mifs[6]: Bytes available : 2899456
mifs[6]: mifs fsck took 0 seconds.
mifs[7]: 5 files, 1 directories
mifs[7]: Total bytes : 258048
mifs[7]: Bytes used : 8192
mifs[7]: Bytes available : 249856
mifs[7]: mifs fsck took 1 seconds.
mifs[8]: 5 files, 1 directories
mifs[8]: Total bytes : 258048
mifs[8]: Bytes used : 8192
mifs[8]: Bytes available : 249856
mifs[8]: mifs fsck took 0 seconds.
mifs[9]: 2 files, 1 directories
mifs[9]: Total bytes : 122185728
mifs[9]: Bytes used : 53516800
mifs[9]: Bytes available : 68668928
mifs[9]: mifs fsck took 55 seconds.
...done Initializing Flash.
Loading "flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E1.bin"...Verifying image flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E1.bin......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Image passed digital signature verification
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
File "flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E1.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000
executing...
Loading "flash:/c2960x-universalk9-mz

 

.... and nothing more happen beyond this point.

I appreciate any advice.

 

Thank you.

 

R. Ravelo

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rolandoravelo
Beginner

Now I repeat all process from zero:

1. Format flash

2. Download the IOS bin file 15.2(7)E2 from Cisco website

3. Copy it to switch using XMODEM

4. Try to boot ....

 

switch: dir flash:
Directory of flash:/

2 -rwx 26665984 <date> c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E2.bin

93069K bytes available (26252K bytes used)

switch: boot flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E2.bin
Loading "flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E2.bin"...Verifying image flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E2.bin.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Image passed digital signature verification
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
File "flash:c2960x-universalk9-mz.152-7.E2.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000
executing...
Boot process failed...

switch:

Leo L
VIP Community Legend

RMA the appliance. 

2960X failing to boot after an IOS upgrade is a known issue.