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UC 540 can not be configured after failture during uptate


I tried to update my UC 540 to the newest version (8.6.1). During the update I recieved an error message telling that the Voice Mail is corrupted. Repair of voice mail failed. Since that failture all clicks to config items take very long. Whenever voice related date is loaded, the process takes forever and the progress bar reaches 98% then jumps back to 94% or so and that takes forever.


So I devided to make a factory reset. Here the system complains that there is a version mismatch


Finally I tried to make the factory reset with a console session according a youtube video. The suggested commands are:

- service in0/0 session

- offline

- restore factory default

When I try to login after the service in0/0 session i receive a kernel panic and the session is rebooting for ever with no result

Here the trace

login as: admin
Cisco Configuration Assistant. Version: 3.2 (2). Tue Nov 13 21:27:11 CET 2012Using keyboard-interactive authentication.

UC_540_Neher#service in0/0 sess
Trying, 2002 ... Open
Cisco Configuration Assistant. Version: 3.2 (2). Tue Nov 13 21:27:11 CET 2012

User Access Verification

Username: admin
Resetting devices ....Done.
mac address for internal ethernet 30:e4:db:6e:df:fe

Please enter '***' to change boot configuration:
ServicesEngine Bootloader Version : 1.0.3

kern_sz: 1128765
bl_boot_cf_cmd root=/dev/hda1 install_root=ide ro plat=freddo
## Booting image at 04000000 ...
   Image Name:   Linux-2.6.22-cisco-freddo
   Image Type:   PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
   Data Size:    1128701 Bytes =  1.1 MB
   Load Address: 00000000
   Entry Point:  00000000
   Verifying Checksum ... OK
   Uncompressing Kernel Image ... OK
Linux version (drodrig@fndn-bld-system10) (gcc version 4.2.2) #1 Wed May 30 11:44:17 PDT 2012
Zone PFN ranges:
  DMA             0 ->   131072
  Normal     131072 ->   131072
early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
    0:        0 ->   131072
Built 1 zonelists.  Total pages: 130048
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda1 install_root=ide ro plat=freddo
Platform: ise
IPIC (128 IRQ sources, 8 External IRQs) at fe000700
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 8192 bytes)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Memory: 515840k available (1756k kernel code, 516k data, 92k init, 0k highmem)
in atrace_init
log_head: h: 0, t: 0, l: 0, w: 0, s: 1047488
Using existing trace log
log_head: h: 0, t: 0, l: 0, w: 0, s: 1047488
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
NET: Registered protocol family 16
Generic PHY: Registered new driver
SCSI subsystem initialized
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 65536 bind 65536)
TCP reno registered
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered (default)
Cisco ContentEngine Flash Driver Version 0.03
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
serial8250.0: ttyS0 at MMIO 0xe0004500 (irq = 9) is a 16550A
serial8250.0: ttyS1 at MMIO 0xe0004600 (irq = 10) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32768K size 1024 blocksize
Gianfar MII Bus: probed
eth0: Gianfar Ethernet Controller Version 1.2, 30:e4:db:6e:df:fe
eth0: Running with NAPI enabled
eth0: 256/256 RX/TX BD ring size
eth1: Gianfar Ethernet Controller Version 1.2, 30:e4:db:6e:df:ff
eth1: Running with NAPI enabled
eth1: 256/256 RX/TX BD ring size
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 50MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
hda: probing with STATUS(0x50) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x0a)
ide0 at 0xe1000000-0xe1000007,0xe100280d on irq 17
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 4096512 sectors (2097 MB) w/1KiB Cache, CHS=4064/16/63
hda: set_multmode: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hda: set_multmode: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
ide: failed opcode was: 0xef
hda: cache flushes supported
hda: hda1 hda2
i2c /dev entries driver
NET: Registered protocol family 26
TCP cubic registered
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
ReiserFS: hda1: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hda1: using ordered data mode
ReiserFS: hda1: journal params: device hda1, size 8192, journal first block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hda1: checking transaction log (hda1)
ReiserFS: hda1: Using r5 hash to sort names
VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 92k init
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found.
Rebooting in 180 seconds..

Any suggestions to rebuild the system in order to update and configure it as expexted??



paolo bevilacqua
Hall of Fame Master

Update manually.


The System Runs but I can Not change any configuration and can Not Update and can Not initiale a Factory Reste. So what is Your Suggestion to bring the System back to a normal Status?

Thanks for a Suggestion.

Regards Lorenz

Sorry,since it seems you are using CCA, I can't give you advice.

when you go into service session, you will see

Please enter '***' to change boot configuration:

do exactly, that and follow through.

then you should be able to continue upgrade using CCA

Hi Yasien

I did what you suggested. However, I am somehow lost what exactly I should change. Here what the config is and what the options are

UC_540_Neher#service in0/0 sess

Trying, 2002 ... Open

Cisco Configuration Assistant. Version: 3.2 (2). Tue Nov 13 21:27:11 CET 2012

User Access Verification

Username: admin


Cisco BootMon Version: 1.0.3

(Jul 27 2007 - 10:41:10) MPC83XX

Bootmon starts

Bootmon: cold reset.

System now booting.

Bootmon: reading primary bootloader image

Bootmon: calling bootloader

Cisco ServiceEngine Bootloader Version: 1.0.3

(Jul  6 2007 - 10:15:37) MPC83XX

Resetting devices ....Done.

mac address for internal ethernet 30:e4:db:6e:df:fe

Please enter '***' to change boot configuration: ***

ServicesEngine Bootloader Version : 1.0.3

ServicesEngine boot-loader>

ServicesEngine boot-loader> help

?       - alias for 'help'

boot    - boot from specified src

config  - configure various params

help    - print online help

ping    - send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network host

reboot  - Perform RESET of the CPU

show    - show config, trace or version

verify  - verify software versions

ServicesEngine boot-loader> show



show config     - display config

show trace      - display trace buffer

show version    - display boot-loader version

ServicesEngine boot-loader> show config

IP Address:   

Subnet Mask:  

TFTP Server:  


Default Helper-file:    cue-installer.uc500.8.6.5

Ethernet Interface:     internal

Default Boot:           disk

Default Bootloader:     primary

Bootloader Version:     1.0.3

So what should I change in the config? Default Helper file? Default Boot ? Default boot loader ?

Thanks for a suggestion what exactly I should change



If you have your software pack zip file, extract all the folders, to another folder.

The following should help you get back on track.

CUE Clean Install

One you have installed IOS and CME, CUE can be reinstalled.  Provided that CUE is in a steady state, you will be able to install directly from FTP.  If the CUE application has failed for some reason, it may be necessary to install using the bootloader.

Reinstall from Steady State

  1. From your PC, ensure that there is a path to the CUE module: Ping
  2. Assuming that this is ok, access the CUE console via the UC500 CLI: service-module integrated-Service-Engine 0/0 session
  3. Log in if necessary, or just press enter on a new system to get the UC500-CUE prompt.
  4. Start the clean install process: software install clean url username password
  5. Confirm that you wish to continue.
  6. At the Language Installation menu, press 8 for UK English, then x to continue the install.
  7. Once the install has completed, the module will restart.
  8. If required, the CUE module can also be reinitialised at this point.  To do this, first go Offline and confirm
  9. Then restore factory default and confirm.
  10. Press Enter to reload.

Reinstall using the CUE Module Bootloader

If the CUE module is non-responsive, it may be necessary to reinstall from the bootloader.  For more information see the CUE Install Guide

  1. From IOS CLI reload the CUE module: service-module integrated-Service-Engine 0/0 reload and confirm.
  2. Immediately open the CUE Module console service-module integrated-Service-Engine 0/0 session and note that the module restarts.
  3. When you see the bootloader prompt type ***
  4. Type config to configure the module with the following settings
    • IP Address:
    • Subnet Mask:
    • TFTP Server:
    • Gateway:
    • Default Helper File: cue-installer.ise.3.0.3
    • Ethernet interface: Internal
    • Default Boot: Disk
    • Default Bootloader: Primary
  5. Once the flash has erased, start the install process by typing boot helper.
  6. At the Service Engine Helper Menu, select option 1 to install software and use the following configuration:
  7. Confirm disk clearing.
  8. At the Language Installation menu, press 8 for UK English, then x to continue the install.
  9. Once the install has completed, the module will restart.  At this point CUE will be ready in its factory default state, ready for initialisation using CCA.

Hi again

I took me some time to do what you suggested. I got real frustrated because I struggled after step one.

So what I did is pressing the "***" and changed the configuration in order to configure an external TFTP server. I setup the server and extracted the 8.6.1 pack including the language package.

The file you indicated is wrong! So I took the file "cue-installer.uc500.8.6.5" and booted from the TFTP by using the command "boot helper". So far it worked. Than I package install did not work. The indicated package does not exist so I tried all possible files with a **.pkg files but non worked.

So I tried again with the CCA GUI and finally succeded to make a clean installation of 8.6.1 SW. Now I am installing the language pack and try to restore the old config. Unfortuanatly I was not able to restore one of my backups.

I keep on trying

However, I sometimes wish I did not change my orld Alcatel PABX. Thiswone really worked fine even after 15 years!