Upgrade gone wrong?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Bobby, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. Bobby

    Bobby Guest

    I tried upgrading my 501 from 5.2(3) to 6.0(4). I used the copy tftp flash
    method, which appeared to complete successfully. The 501 will not now boot
    up fully. I get the option to escape to monitor mode, but if I try to boot
    from flash I see the following:

    Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt flash boot.

    Use SPACE to begin flash boot immediately.

    Flash boot in 10 seconds.           9 seconds.  
           8 seconds.          7 seconds.

    Reading 2482688 bytes of image from flash.

    16MB RAM
    Ignoring PCI card in slot:0 (vendor:0x1022 deviceid:0x3000 revisionid:0x0)

    Ignoring PCI card in slot:1 (vendor:0x1022 deviceid:0x3000 revisionid:0x0)

    Ignoring PCI card in slot:2 (vendor:0x1022 deviceid:0x3000 revisionid:0x0)

    Ignoring PCI card in slot:3 (vendor:0x1022 deviceid:0x3000 revisionid:0x0)

    Ignoring PCI card in slot:4 (vendor:0x1022 deviceid:0x3000 revisionid:0x0)

    Ignoring PCI card in slot:5 (vendor:0x1022 deviceid:0x3000 revisionid:0x0)

    Ignoring PCI card in slot:6 (vendor:0x1022 deviceid:0x3000 revisionid:0x0)

    Ignoring PCI card in slot:7 (vendor:0x1022 deviceid:0x3000 revisionid:0x0)

    Ignoring PCI card in slot:8 (vendor:0x1022 deviceid:0x3000 revisionid:0x0)

    No system flash found.
    No thread name

    Traceback:
    0: 800bf6d4
    1: 8000081c
    2: 80000223

    Is there any way out of this???

    thanks,
    Bobby
     
    Bobby, Jul 3, 2004
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  2. Bobby

    SPD Guest

    I may not be much help. I don't know a 501. On other
    routers you can get to rommon mode by pressing break
    from the console port during the first few seconds of
    the boot process. If you get to a rommon prompt type
    ? or 'set'. Do you have a tftpdnld command? If so then
    set the apprpriate environment variables and then
    execute tfpdnld. Executing tftpdnld without the variables
    set will show you what parameters are needed.
     
    SPD, Jul 3, 2004
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  3. : I may not be much help. I don't know a 501. On other
    : routers you can get to rommon mode by pressing break
    : from the console port during the first few seconds of
    : the boot process.

    The 501 is a PIX firewall.


    :Bobby wrote:
    :> I tried upgrading my 501 from 5.2(3) to 6.0(4). I used the copy tftp flash
    :> method, which appeared to complete successfully. The 501 will not now boot
    :> up fully.

    The first software release that supported the 501 was 6.1(1).
    You could not have been running 5.2(3) on a PIX 501, but you might
    have been running 6.2(3). If you tried to "upgrade" to 6.0(4)
    then you would end up with a software release that doesn't know how
    to handle the smaller memory size of the PIX 501.

    On related notes: software release 5.2(3) supported the PIX 506 and PIX
    515, but did not yet support the 506E or 515E, which require a
    minimum of 5.3(3). 5.3(3) was later than 6.0(1), so the first 6.x
    release to support the 506E and 515E was 6.0(2). Upgrading a 506E
    or 515E to 6.0(4) should work.
     
    Walter Roberson, Jul 3, 2004
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  4. Bobby

    Brad Guest

    Brad, Jul 3, 2004
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