PIX 520 with 5.1(4) OS enable password recovery

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Hi,

I bought a PIX 520 @ ebay,  however, I could not do a password recovery
using a floppy as described @
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/110/34.shtml
When I start the PIX with the floppy (which I created with rawrite.exe
and np51.bin):  I get the following message:

Finesse Bios V3.3

Booting Floppy

...................................Execing flop

Also, it does not takes the Esc or Ctrl + Break to get to the monitor
mode.
I have tried with CRT version 3.4.6 and WINXP Hyper Terminal with 9600,
8, none, 1 setting.

I have copied and pasted startup screen and sh verion for your
information:


Finesse Bios V3.3

Booting Floppy

Loading from Flash
128MB RAM
Flash=AT29C040A @ 0x300
BIOS Flash=AM28F256 @ 0xfffd8000
mcwa i82558 Ethernet at irq 11  MAC: 0090.2710.49cf
mcwa i82559 Ethernet at irq 10  MAC: 0090.27af.b59a


-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                               ||        ||
                               ||        ||
                              ||||      ||||
                          ..:||||||:..:||||||:..
                         c i s c o S y s t e m s
                        Private Internet eXchange

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Cisco Secure PIX Firewall

Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Version 5.1(4)

Licensed Features:
Failover:       Enabled
VPN-DES:        Enabled
VPN-3DES:       Enabled
Maximum Interfaces:     6


  ****************************** Warning
*******************************
  Compliance with U.S. Export Laws and Regulations - Encryption.
                                          :
                                          : (removed line to save
space)
FARS sec. 252.227-7013.

                Cisco Systems, Inc.
                170 West Tasman Drive
                San Jose, California 95134-1706

Type help or '?' for a list of available commands.
Quoted text here. Click to load it
Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Version 5.1(4)
Compiled on Mon 02-Oct-00 07:19 by morlee
Finesse Bios V3.3

emma up 19 mins 14 secs

Hardware:   SE440BX2, 128 MB RAM, CPU Pentium II 349 MHz
Flash AT29C040A @ 0x300, 2MB
BIOS Flash AM28F256 @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

0: ethernet0: address is 0090.2710.49cf, irq 11
1: ethernet1: address is 0090.27af.b59a, irq 10

Licensed Features:
Failover:       Enabled
VPN-DES:        Enabled
VPN-3DES:       Enabled
Maximum Interfaces:     6

Serial Number: 18020211 (0x112f773)
Activation Key: 0x4d467e42 0x2bb81f00 0xf2f39bfe 0x4b977554
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Thanks,

Suhi


Re: PIX 520 with 5.1(4) OS enable password recovery
Hi Suhi,

You may wish to investigate Appliances with a Floppy Drive:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a0080094a5d.shtml#withfloppy

Hope this helps.

Brad Reese
BradReese.Com - Cisco eBay Repair Service
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Re: PIX 520 with 5.1(4) OS enable password recovery
Thanks Brad,

I will try to follow the steps when I have the necessary files.
Unfortunately, I do not have access to CCO now.  Will have to wait
till....

Suhi


Re: PIX 520 with 5.1(4) OS enable password recovery
Hello All...

I am having the same exact problem...  the password recovery boot
floppy method isn't working fomr soem reason:

Finesse Bios V3.3

Booting Floppy

...................................Execing flop

then it reboots on it own and does it again...

Also, it does not take the Esc or Ctrl + Break to get to the monitor
mode. I know the password floppy works as I was bale to use it on a
identical PIX 520...  does anyone have any ideas? Thanks,

xminer


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