Newby 2950 switch question

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

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


Getting "Permission Denied" error message during the bootup.


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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Billl George

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.


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