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Cisco switch configure without Flash File


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This document is to address that a corrupt flash or no flash file on an IOS system.




In boot-up you will see the following error.



switch:n:



Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:14:6a:62:73:80



no such file



flashfs: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories



flashfs: Total bytes: 15998976



flashfs: Bytes used: 3072



flashfs: Bytes available: 15995904



flashfs: flashfs fsck took 8 seconds.



...done Initializing Flash.



Boot Sector Filesystem (bs) installed, fsid: 3



done.



Loading "flash:c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEB1/c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEB1.b



in"...flash:c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEB1/c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEB1.bin:



no such file or directory




Error loading "flash:c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEB1/c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.



SEB1.bin"




Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.



Boot process failed...




The system is unable to boot automatically. The BOOT environment variable needs to be set to a bootable image.



In hyper terminal at the switch: prompt, please follow below.


Switch: type the information listed.


Switch: copy xmodem: flash:filename.bin (Example: switch: copy xmodem: flash: c3750-ipbase-mz.122-25.SEC.bin)



Go to Hyperterminal – Transfer – Send File.


Browse to your flash file.


Protocol is Xmodem.


Hit the enter button,


This will take a long time to transfer the file. Over 2 hours.



Cisco documentation


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