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Cisco 1811 bricked?

Cisco 1811 bricked?

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I recently was assigned to work on this router. It appears to be dead. On bootup I get the following:

System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)YH13, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2008 by cisco Systems, Inc.
C1800 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory with parity disabled

Readonly ROMMON initialized
PASSWORD RECOVERY FUNCTIONALITY IS DISABLED
program load complete, entry point: 0x80012000, size: 0xc0c0

Initializing ATA monitor library.......
boot: cannot determine first file name on device "flash:"

System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)YH13, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2008 by cisco Systems, Inc.
C1800 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory with parity disabled

Readonly ROMMON initialized
PASSWORD RECOVERY FUNCTIONALITY IS DISABLED
program load complete, entry point: 0x80012000, size: 0xc0c0

Initializing ATA monitor library.......
boot: cannot determine first file name on device "flash:"

It continues to restart. I have tried to break into ROMMON, but have not had success. What are my options? How can I load ROMMON utility so that I can rebuild this system?

RE: Cisco 1811 bricked?

Power off the router, remove the compact flash and then power on, this router will reboot twice finding no flash card and then boot into Rommon

Get yourself a USB compact flash card reader (can get these for around £20 in the UK from Maplin), pop in your flash card and have a look at the contents via a PC, if the flash is readable and there is enough space, load on another IOS image and re-install into you troublesome router.

Use the boot image ROMMON command to specify the new IOS and it should load ok

It looks as though the IOS file on the flash is bad, the above should help you get around this

Paul

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