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2nd hand C3545 - Errors alike

I have gotten hold of a 2nd hand C3545, with the use in mind to replace my 778Wm and adding more function.

 

But during my first boot, it enters ROMMON upgrade, And fails to boot from it?

>
Upgrade ROMMON initialized
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xcb40
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xcb40
loadprog: error - Invalid image for platform
e_machine = 134, cpu_type = 146
boot: cannot load "flash:"
>
but based on my experience with my 877W it should hold "flash:>image on CF card"
but

1. forgot how to set it.
2. When i try "boot: >Filename" i get the error of Corruption.

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So i try to upload the new ROMMON: C3800_RM2.srec.124-13r.T15,

With the following settings:
IP_ADDRESS=192.168.2.2
IP_SUBNET_MASK=255.255.255.0
DEFAULT_GATEWAY=192.168.2.1
TFTP_SERVER=192.168.2.1
TFTP_FILE=C3800_RM2.srec.124-13r.T15
tftpdnld

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but when it runs, it times out.

Im using tftp64, but i see a odd request in DHCP side
"Rcvd DHCP Rqst Msg for IP 0.0.0.0, Mac 80:19:34:E8:28:1C [27/02 22:55:08.983]"

 

While in the the boot-process i see mac address: 

"

 IP_ADDRESS: 192.168.2.2
 IP_SUBNET_MASK: 255.255.255.0
 DEFAULT_GATEWAY: 192.168.2.1
 TFTP_SERVER: 192.168.2.1
 TFTP_FILE: C3800_RM2.srec.124-13r.T15
 GE_PORT: Ge0/0
 TFTP_MEDIA_TYPE: Copper
 GE_SPEED_MODE: Auto

Invoke this command for disaster recovery only.
WARNING: all existing data in all partitions on flash: will be lost!
Do you wish to continue? y/n:  [n]:  y

Mac Address: 001d.e562.bfc0"


I also notice (just now) that there is an NM card installed.
should i take it out?
or can i leave this in?

as it it now 23:27, ill leave this here.
but i can take a look tomorrow, and have Thuersday the whole day to test/try out the suggestions

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Re: 2nd hand C3545 - Errors alike


@Dennis Wieringa wrote:

boot: cannot load "flash:"


3800 router have a CF slot in front.  Is there a CF in the slot or not?   The error message means: 

1.  No CF is in the slot; 

2.  CF in the slot is not compatible;

3.  CF in the slot doesn't contain any valid IOS files; or

4.  CF slot is faulty.

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Re: 2nd hand C3545 - Errors alike

Hi,

Sorry for the late reply, But things get a bit hectic.

 

1. There is an CF installed

2. It is an 1GB Cisco branded CF card, so we could assume it is an compatible card.

3. When given an 'dir' command, Flash displays serveral files, size, extensions.

4. It wouldnt have given the 'dir' command, and/or displaying any contained files.

 

on topic, I have and issue with the copying of the bootloader, by my guess an issue with the MAC address/ETH ports (as given in the post)

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Re: 2nd hand C3545 - Errors alike

Console into the router and reboot. We want to see the entire bootup process.

Re: 2nd hand C3545 - Errors alike

okay,

Here is the bootup until it stalls.

 

=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= PuTTY log 2018.03.11 22:51:43 =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
 
System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.

System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T10, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2008 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Total memory size = 256 MB - DIMM0 = 256 MB, DIMM1 = 0 MB
c3845 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory
Main memory is configured to 72/0(dimm 0/1) bit mode with ECC enabled


Upgrade ROMMON initialized
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xcb40
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xcb40
loadprog: error - Invalid image for platform
e_machine = 134, cpu_type = 146
boot: cannot load "flash:"

System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.

System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T10, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2008 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Total memory size = 256 MB - DIMM0 = 256 MB, DIMM1 = 0 MB
c3845 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory
Main memory is configured to 72/0(dimm 0/1) bit mode with ECC enabled


Upgrade ROMMON initialized
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xcb40
program load complete, entry point: 0x8000f000, size: 0xcb40
loadprog: error - Invalid image for platform
e_machine = 134, cpu_type = 146
boot: cannot load "flash:"

System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2006 by cisco Systems, Inc.

System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T10, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2008 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Total memory size = 256 MB - DIMM0 = 256 MB, DIMM1 = 0 MB
c3845 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory
Main memory is configured to 72/0(dimm 0/1) bit mode with ECC enabled


Upgrade ROMMON initialized
Entering rommon> prompt after several failed attempts to boot an IOS image. 
Please check your internal/external flash drives for the correct IOS image
and issue 'reset' at the rommon> prompt to re-try the boot process.
rommon 1 >

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Re: 2nd hand C3545 - Errors alike

Remembering that the Catalysts needed an complete boot path, doesnt need the C3800 series also the complete path?

boot: cannot load "flash:"
like > boot: load "flash:bootup-image.ext"
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Re: 2nd hand C3545 - Errors alike

Post the complete output to the command "dir flash:".
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