Req: 801 Tinyrom1.4.(1)

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  1. Oliver Doll

    Oliver Doll Guest


    I have a broken Cisco801 which I can only access via the console port.
    I need to replace it with a another 801, but this one only has the
    TinyROM1.2 in flash. As I need to run 12.3 I need the 1.4 version.

    I searched for the Tinyrom version at and
    (ls-lr.Z), but I coulnd't get hold of it.

    Does anybody know where to find it. I tried several hours already to
    get it out of the broken Ciscos flash (e.g. uprading via Xmodem etc.
    but Xmodem works only into one direction and after having a running
    IOS on it I can't "copy flash:Tinyrom xmodem:t"?!

    So any help is appreciated!
    tnx & cheers
    Oliver Doll, Aug 20, 2005
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  3. Oliver Doll

    Oliver Doll Guest

    On 20 Aug 2005 15:23:57 -0700, "www.BradReese.Com"
    <> wrote:


    tnx - this brought me onto the right track.

    I already came across c800u-tinyrom-mw in the FTP sites ls-lR.Z
    listing, but I was scared by the file size (126 KB vs 48 KB in flash).

    But as the SW search for tinyrom mentioned the version# 1.4.1 I gave
    it a try - and voila - I'm there :)

    Life can be see easy if you know what to do ...
    tnx & cheers
    Oliver Doll, Aug 21, 2005
  4. Oliver Doll

    Oliver Doll Guest

    NVRAM corrupt? (was: 801 Tinyrom1.4.(1))

    Now I ran into another issue:

    I can't write files to the NVRAM. The 801

    IOS (tm) C800 Software (C800-K9OSY6-MW), Version 12.3(15a), RELEASE
    SOFTWARE (fc2)
    ROM: TinyROM version 1.4(1)
    Cisco C801 (MPC850) processor (revision 1) with 56024K bytes of
    virtual memory.
    8K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory

    reports failures of the kind:

    router#dir nvram:
    Directory of nvram:/

    1 -rw- 7331 <no date> startup-config
    2 ---- 0 <no date> private-config
    3 -rw- 7331 <no date> underlying-config

    No space information available

    *Mar 1 00:41:44.629: %SYS-4-NV_BLOCK_INITFAIL: Unable to initialize
    the geometry of nvram

    A hint at Cisco for this error message recommends:

    "Explanation The software has detected that it failed to initialize
    the NVRAM block geometry (a part of the NVRAM that hosts
    non-configuration data files). Typically, these files are used by SNMP
    to store and retrieve non-configuration persistent data across a
    system reload. This condition may occur when the entire NVRAM is
    packed with the configuration, and the newer version of software that
    supports this feature could not find enough room in the NVRAM to
    initialize the block file system.

    Recommended Action Reduce the configurations in the NVRAM by at
    least 2Kb."

    router#erase /all nvram:
    Erasing the nvram filesystem will remove all files! Continue?
    %Error erasing nvram: (No such file or directory)
    *Mar 1 00:50:03.813: %SYS-4-NV_BLOCK_INITFAIL: Unable to initialize
    the geometry of nvram

    Do I simply have to consider the NVRAM to be broken or is there
    another way to initialise it again?
    tnx & cheers
    Oliver Doll, Aug 21, 2005
  5. www.BradReese.Com, Aug 21, 2005
  6. Oliver Doll

    Oliver Doll Guest

    Re: NVRAM corrupt? (was: 801 Tinyrom1.4.(1))


    On 21 Aug 2005 06:34:08 -0700, "www.BradReese.Com"
    <> wrote:

    >You may find the Cisco Router TAC Knowledge Base of assistance:

    tnx again, but this time I think I couldn't find a solution rather
    than: "Issue the write erase command and reload the router. If the
    issue persists, the hardware will need to be replaced."
    Oliver Doll, Aug 21, 2005
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