Cisco 827, flash memory and IOS...

Cisco 827, flash memory and IOS...

Post by Rightri » Tue, 11 Nov 2003 06:11:42



Hello, i've recently bought a second hand Cisco 827 router.
I've setup this router manually, using command line (and google' old posts
:-))) ), and it's working quite fine.
I think i have problems with flash memory, but i am not shure. I need some
experts help to determine it, and to understand if it's a HW problem, or
"JUST" a wrong IOS problem by the previous owner of router...
I have found that CRWS (the Cisco router web setup ) is not working, and if
i connect the serial cable to the router, during the cold startup i can see
the message :
Unable to initialize flash device at FFE80000 -- device not found.



If i try a "show flash:", i receive this :
Cisco827>sh flash:
^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

Cisco827>



If i try a "dir ?", this is the result:
Cisco827#dir ?
/all List all files
null: Directory or file name
nvram: Directory or file name
system: Directory or file name
xmodem: Directory or file name
ymodem: Directory or file name
Unknown file system <cr>

Cisco827#dir



This is the result of "show ver" command :
Cisco827>sho ver
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) C820 Software (C820-Y6-M), Version 12.1(3)XG6, EARLY DEPLOYMENT
RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
TAC Support: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Copyright (c) 1986-2002 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 22-Feb-02 23:17 by ealyon
Image text-base: 0x80013170, data-base: 0x805E4C38

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(1r)XE2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
ROM: C820 Software (C820-Y6-M), Version 12.1(3)XG6, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE
SOFTWARE (fc1)

Cisco827 uptime is 10 hours, 0 minutes
System returned to ROM by reload
System image file is "flash:c820-y6-mz.121-3_XG6.bin"

CISCO C827 (MPC855T) processor (revision 0x801) with 15360K/1024K bytes of
memor
y.
Processor board ID JAD07130K5T (3352924307), with hardware revision 0000
CPU rev number 5
Bridging software.
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
1 ATM network interface(s)
128K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

Configuration register is 0x2102

Cisco827>

Do you have some ideas? What do you think about it?
Please let me know, i use Ciscos since 1 week only :-)

Thanks a lot,
Riccardo
 
 
 

Cisco 827, flash memory and IOS...

Post by skippthebu » Tue, 11 Nov 2003 06:56:55


The router can't see the flash memory. Pop the lid and reseat the
flash memory to see if that makes any difference. Your bootstrap is
newer than your IOS. Get your hands on a new IOS and try that.

Tim

 
 
 

Cisco 827, flash memory and IOS...

Post by Rightri » Tue, 11 Nov 2003 07:49:54

>

Hi, Tim, thanks for your reply.
Unfortunately i cannot reseat the flash memory simply because i have no any
flash memory sitting in my 827's socket : only the (i think) on-board
flash...
At the moment i have no additional cards like RAM or flash, only
basic-configuration (i bought the 827 used..)

Wich version of IOS do you suggest me to install? (...i hope to be able to
find something somewhere, it probably will not be easy...)
Do you think i'll need a memory (flash and RAM ) upgrade?

Thanks,
Riccardo
 
 
 

Cisco 827, flash memory and IOS...

Post by skippthebu » Tue, 11 Nov 2003 20:40:32


Any IOS newer than the bootstrap. Your bootstrap is 12.2(1r)XE2. I've
had similar problems with 2600 and 3600 routers with newer bootstraps.
They wouldn't see interfaces and removable flash cards.

Tim
 
 
 

Cisco 827, flash memory and IOS...

Post by Rightri » Wed, 12 Nov 2003 02:04:21


Ok Tim, thank you. I'll try to find out a new ios and install it.

Riccardo
 
 
 

Cisco 827, flash memory and IOS...

Post by Rightri » Fri, 28 Nov 2003 05:57:20


Great Tim, thank you very much : i have upgraded IOS to a newer version, and
now my flash memory is normally available!!!

Cisco827#dir ?
/all List all files
/recursive List files recursively
all-filesystems List files on all filesystems
flash: Directory or file name
null: Directory or file name
nvram: Directory or file name
system: Directory or file name
webflash: Directory or file name
xmodem: Directory or file name
ymodem: Directory or file name
<cr>

Cisco827#

Thank you again for your precious help,
Riccardo :-)))