Hello Aru, Thanks for the reply and the help. I followed your instructions explicitly. Here's what I get at show bootvar: show bootvar BOOT variable = bootflash:cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG2.bin,1; CONFIG_FILE variable does not exist BOOTLDR variable = bootflash:cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG2.bin Configuration register is 0x2101 Any issue with this being different that what you expected? Thanks for the help!
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Hi, I am a Cisco rookie with very little Cisco experience. We have a Catalyst 4506-e switch that boots occasionally reboots into ROMmon mode (while in ROMmon mode, manually booting to the correct bootflash file will result in a proper boot).. All other 4506-e's boot fine. Doing basic investigation and compairing results of show run-config gives these results: Good switches: service sequence-numbers ! hostname xxxxxxxx ! boot-start-marker boot-end-marker ! logging buffered Bad switch: service sequence-numbers ! hostname xxxxxxxxx ! boot-start-marker boot bootstrap bootflash: boot system flash bootflash:cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.sg2.bin boot system flash bootslash:cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG.bin boot system flash bootflash:cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG2.bin boot bootldr bootflash:cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG2.bin boot-end-marker ! logging buffered The correct bootflash: is in bold above. Also, dir bootflash: gives these results: Good switches: Directory of bootflash:/ 6 -rw- 24678948 May 18 2010 07:01:52 -04:00 cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG2.bin 128282624 bytes total (96129024 bytes free) Bad switch Directory of bootflash:/ 6 -rw- 34033 Dec 8 2011 11:21:34 -05:00 10.14.2.14 7 -rw- 24678948 Aug 2 2012 11:21:58 -04:00 cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG2.bin 8 -rw- 24678948 May 18 2010 07:09:54 -04:00 cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SG2OLD.bin 128282624 bytes total (71397376 bytes free) Does this information help diagnose why the bad switch will reboot in ROMmon mode? If you are able to provide help, I would sincerely appreciate step-by-step instructions for any fix. I'm still learning my way around the Cisco environment.
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