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Always boots to Rommon

Always boots to Rommon

Always boots to Rommon

(OP)
I am setting up a new router and everytime I boot it, it goes to the rommon prompt.  I never am asked to enter initial configuration.  I have changed the confreg 0x2142 and back to 0x2102 but still get the rommon prompt.

what am i missing?

btw its a cisco 3620 router

thanks in advance

RE: Always boots to Rommon

Seen this on a laptop where the 3662 would boot OK without the console cable attached, but dropped to ROMMON occasinally when the cable was plugged in. I guessed it was something to do with the laptop/terminal program issuing a BREAK for some reason in response to the 3600 boot sequence.

I used to see this a lot on some old VAXen, where a laptop reboot would drop the server to it's ROMMON equivalent...and kick 600 users off. Nice!

Also, check that the IOS is valid for the device...or try a different IOS flavour to make sure there no glitches etc.


RE: Always boots to Rommon

  Possible there is no or a corrupted IOS image in flash .  Does it show a valid image from which to boot ?   You may have to go thru the cisco image recovery procedure .  

RE: Always boots to Rommon

Try this

rommon 12 >confreg 0x2102

Then

rommon 2 >reset

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