Newby 2950 switch question

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I have uploaded a new IOS image but I get this when I try to boot it...

Why would I get a "permission denied" error on this?

switch: boot c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-6.EA2.bin
Loading "c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-6.EA2.bin"...c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-6.EA2.bin:
permission denied

Error loading "c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-6.EA2.bin"

Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.
Boot process failed...
switch: dir

List of filesystems currently registered:

               flash[0]: (read-write)
              xmodem[1]: (read-only)
                null[2]: (read-write)
                  bs[3]: (read-only)


Thanks,
Matt




Re: Newby 2950 switch question


    The problem is that a switch in ROMMON mode is not the brightest device.
You need to be very specific about where it needs to look to find the file.
If you put flash: in front of the filename it should boot up fine.  The full
command would be:

switch: boot flash:c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-6.EA2.bin

    Assuming that that is the correct filename in your flash.  you can
always check to make sure with the command:

switch: dir flash:


    After it has booted set the boot statement so it will automatically boot
to the new image.  The command is:

switch(config)#boot system flash:c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-6.EA2.bin


Good luck.

RobertB

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Re: Newby 2950 switch question


This is a quote from the 29xx config guide for an earlier release.

Problem:

Getting "Permission Denied" error message during the bootup.

Answer:

This error message appears when the boot parameters are not set correctly.
In most of the cases, when setting the boot parameters during or after the
upgrade, the word flash: is mistyped or completely missed.





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