I have a pair of Catalyst 3750G-TS switches configured in a stack, they are running 12.2(20)SE4 IOS.
I have manually copied down an IOS to each switch by doing the following:
copy tftp flash:
copy tftp:c3750-ipservicesk9-mz.122-35.SE5.bin flash2:
The "boot system switch" command is not a valid command, so I used "boot system flash:c3750-ipservicesk9-mz.122-35.SE5.bin" and it took it fine.
When I do a "show boot", I see that boot path is set correctly, but when I go in to the second switch using "session 2" and perform a "show boot", it indicates that it is pointing to the old IOS.
Is there a way to set the boot path for the second switch manually?
Try using the "boot system switch all flash:c3750-ipservicesk9-mz.122-35.SE5.bin" command on the stackmaster switch. That should update the boot variable on all the switches in the stack.
Mark is correct and when do a show boot is will show as both switches with the same variable . If for some reason you have a slightly different version on the second switch you can have separate boot statements pointing to the individual switch though it is reccomended that all switches run the same version.
Hope you have copied the IOS properly, still see following guidelines.
In a Catalyst 3750 switch stack, flash: represents the Flash file system of the master switch.
3.Switch#copy tftp: flash1:
4.Switch#copy tftp: flash2:
Configure the boot variable to boot the switch with the newly copied IOS:
5.Switch(config)#boot system switch all flash:/c3750-advipservicesk9-mz.122-25.SEE2.bin
Verify the boot variable:
Verify that the new IOS file is present in the Flash:
To set the boot variable for individyal switch use followign command.
3750-stack(config)#boot system switch 3 flash:/c3750-advipservicesk9-mz.
Make sure the IOS file you have copied in root directory or inside directory.
in dir flash:
you should be able to see the difference
the file ending with just like SEE1 , SEE are directories.
the file ending with like SEE1.bin , SEE.bin
are actual IOS/image files.
You need tp modify your boot variable accordingly
HTH...rate if helpful..