Good morning or afternoon, everyone.
I have an ASA 5545-X that is reloading constantly and with a 'no boot image' to load from. I reset it to factory defaults and reloaded/restarted it, that was yesterday morning. I have put it into 0x41 & 0X1 and tried reset's, several times, to no avail. I have a lock-key thumb drive that has an image on it, however the ASA does not see it and therefore will not allow me to copy it over and boot from that image.
How do I get the image onto the ASA from the thumb drive? Once the ASA reloads/restarts the thumb drive will lock and I have to unlock it, so I can't boot from the thumb drive. Where I am employed, we are unable to use any other unprotected/unlockable media.
The '?' does not show a 'Copy' command while I am in rommon. For context, we are sending the ASA back to Cisco as the physical port 0/0 is damaged and therefore I cannot connect to the ASA that way. All the articles I have read online are mentioning to set up a TFTP using g0/0. Well, that can't be done as the damage to the interface housing. Cisco support is asking for: 'sh int g0/0 and a sh ip int g0/0', this is why I am trying to put an image back on the ASA, as I unable to run those commands from rommon.
Might any of the big brains around here be able to talk me through to getting an image onto the ASA or is there some kind of basic *default* image on there that I am not seeing that I can have the ASA load to?
I appreciate your time and attention for this.
You can download from cisco :
copy in to USB .bin file and connect USB to ASA :
Power on the ASA
Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.
Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.
>dir disk1: ( you see will see content in USB)
> boot disk1:asaimage.bin ( replace asaimage with the .bin file)
Once it boot success, copy the image from USB to ASA Flash
copy below thread :
Hello and thank you, BB, for your assistance on this issue. I followed the directions, however, it did not work. I have taken some pictures of the attempts. The ASA does not see the USB thumb-drive. I am sure, these photos, will explain it far better than I did, as to what is happening.
Thanks, again, for your help!
what kind of USB you using ? should be FAT-32 File System
Hello BB, thank you for the advice. The USB would not be recognized even when I dropped it down to an 8GB drive a co-worker used.
He ended up creating at TFTP and putting the .bin onto the workstation I was using and uploaded the image from there over a cat5 plugged into the management port.
It's loading the image as I type this. Thanks guys, again, for your time and assistance on this.
Have a good upcoming weekend.