this is a post re. the recovery of an 857 router during an IOS update.
the system has been previously configured with the 'no service password-recovery',
the IOS image has been removed from flash, prior to upgrade. However we are now unable to enter 'rommon' mode to download new ios image in the normal manner.
i have found technotes on this, that seem to indicate that even with this enabled, we can do ctrl-break when it loads the IOS image to enter rommon.
however we do not get to this point on account of no ios image, such that the router continually recycles.
the capability of the 'reset' button seems also to have been disabled (i can't be sure whether this is on account of the password-recovery configuration).
would be v.glad of the workaround to this - seem this would relate to a reset somehow of the config-register to its factory default. Thanks