IOS noob - load a startup configuration

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I need to know how to get my configuration to load on start up.  I get
the router configured, save the configuration and copy it to
startup-config.  When I power cycle the router the setup command
executes and none of my previous configuration is loaded.  Even
configuration done through SDM doesn't load.  I assume that I am missing
something very basic.  Advice is appreciated.
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Regards,

Jeff Gardner
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"Contrary to popular belief, Unix is user friendly. It just happens
to be very selective about who its friends are."  --Kyle Hearn

Re: IOS noob - load a startup configuration
Jeff,

Make sure your config-register is set to recommended value 0x2102. Most
likely you have your config register set to 0x2101 value, which instructs
router to ignore saved config.

Good luck,

Mike
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Re: IOS noob - load a startup configuration
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That did the trick.  Can you advise as to a reference for upgrading IOS
image?

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Regards,

Jeff Gardner
___________________________

"Contrary to popular belief, Unix is user friendly. It just happens
to be very selective about who its friends are."  --Kyle Hearn

Re: IOS noob - load a startup configuration
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Put the upgrade image on a tftp server...
from the IOS CLI:

enable
conf t
config-register 0x2101
^Z
wr mem
reload

The router will reboot and the flash will now be in read-write mode.
This is called "boot mode." Avoid saving anything in this mode and
answer no to any prompts about saving your current configuration. If you
do save your config while in this mode, it may be partially or
completely erased...

enable
conf t
config-register 0x2102
^Z
copy tftp flash
it'll prompt for ip address...
it'll prompt for filename...
use same name to save as...
when asked about erase say YES to confirm...
reload
answer NO to save current config
answer YES to continue with reload

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Regards,

Jeff Gardner
___________________________

"Contrary to popular belief, Unix is user friendly. It just happens
to be very selective about who its friends are."  --Kyle Hearn

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