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Bootstring invalid

Hi Community,

I am getting this error in the log message now for a quite some time. This is cisco WS-C6509-E with

s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin as the IOS image.

%PFREDUN-SP-4-BOOTSTRING_INVALID: The bootfile slavesup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin is present on the active supervisor but not on the standby

The show bootvar is as follows

show bootvar

BOOT variable = sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin,1;slavesup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin,1;

CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist

BOOTLDR variable does not exist

Configuration register is 0x2102

Standby is up

Standby has 1048576K/8192K bytes of memory.

Standby BOOT variable = sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin,1;slavesup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin,1;

Standby CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist

Standby BOOTLDR variable does not exist

Standby Configuration register is 0x2102

dir sup-bootdisk:

Directory of sup-bootdisk:/

    1  -rw-    33554432  Jan 31 2012 08:53:56 +08:00  sea_console.dat

    2  -rw-   180274484  Jan 31 2012 09:00:04 +08:00  s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin


dir slavesup-bootdisk:

Directory of slavesup-bootdisk:/

    1  -rw-   180274484  Jan 31 2012 08:50:14 +08:00  s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin

    2  -rw-    33554432  Jan 31 2012 08:44:20 +08:00  sea_console.dat

As far I can see the IOS is present in both the locations, but still getting this error.

Best Regards

Saikat Chakraborty

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Cisco Employee

Bootstring invalid

Hi Saikat,

What is the boot sequence configured on this switch? could you share the #show run | i boot

Did you do any change recently on this switch. could you share the show log from the switch as well

Regards,

Aru

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Beginner

Re: Bootstring invalid

Hi,

As requested,

boot-start-marker

boot system flash sup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin

boot system flash slavesup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin

boot-end-marker

Attached are the logs. There are one more 6500-E which is also having the same problem. Also there are two 7600 switches which have  identical boot sequence and both have CISCO IOS images in there sup-bootdisk: and slavesup-bootdisk:.

In regards to any recent config change, it happened on 23rd Oct 2012 which involved integrating them to ASR 9010.

Also I found out everytime i am executing "copy run start" i get the same error message in the log.

Best Regards

Saikat Chakraborty

Message was edited by: Saikat Chakraborty

Message was edited by: Saikat Chakraborty

Cisco Employee

Re: Bootstring invalid

Hi Saikat,

Please remove the line

     boot system flash slavesup-bootdisk:s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI8a.bin

slavesup-bootdisk is a name for flash file system on standby supervisor. While active supervisor can see and access it, standby (in other slot) sees it as its own sup-bootdisk.

Also, booting from another supervisor should not be used as this won't work in case of power down (as standby won't be reachable till the are both booted and synchronized).

Kind Regards,
Ivan Shirshin

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Beginner

Re: Bootstring invalid

Hi Ivan,

Thank you so much. One more question, if I need to have some redundancy in the boot sequence what can i use instead?

Is disk0: which is an external flash be an option?

Best Regards

Saikat Chakraborty

Cisco Employee

Bootstring invalid

Hi Saikat,

Sorry for the late response. Yes, you could use the disk0: as next command in boot sequence.

Regards,

Aru

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