> Hi Barton,
> Thanks for your information.
> I have a 3204 with the following flash config.
> 3204>sh flash all
> System flash directory:
> File Length Name/status
> addr fcksum ccksum
> 1 3180172 2500-ip-10.3-12
> 0x40 0xF36D 0xF36D
> [3180236 bytes used, 5208372 available, 8388608 total]
> 8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)
> Chip Bank Code Size Name
> 1 1 89A2 1024KB INTEL 28F008SA
> 2 1 89A2 1024KB INTEL 28F008SA
> 3 1 89A2 1024KB INTEL 28F008SA
> 4 1 89A2 1024KB INTEL 28F008SA
> 1 2 89A2 1024KB INTEL 28F008SA
> 2 2 89A2 1024KB INTEL 28F008SA
> 3 2 89A2 1024KB INTEL 28F008SA
> 4 2 89A2 1024KB INTEL 28F008SA
> Executing current image from System flash
> I beleive that I have 2 4MB flash partitions. When I tried to download
> another IOS image to the flash, it requested me to get into the RXBOOT
> mode. How can I download the image in EXEC mode? Do I need the feature -
> Flash Load Helper (FLH)? I read FLH in the Cisco CD. What is the oldest
> version of ROM that support FLH?
> Lastly, if I finally have 2 IOS images in the flash. Is it possible to
> erase ONLY one of them? The command "ERASE FLASH" does not give me any
> option on specifying the flash space.
The 3204 takes some very expensive EPROMS to upgrade to take the latest
boot code. I hapen to have a 3204 running much much newer code than
cisco would expect to see in there, and had to move the little push-on
jumper near to boot proms over to the larger setting. I at least
have FLH and other goodies.
I expect you are running relatively oldish boot code, and am not sure
what yours supports. SHO VER will at least tell you what # you have.
As a minimum I would try partitioning that into 2 banks for Dual
Flash Bank use.
partition flash 2 4 4
and at that point you should have 2 seperate 4 meg banks.
Try compressing a recent ip image that is over 4 meg to less than
the size of the 2nd bank. on a friendly local unix machine the
compress utility will make you a <whatever>.Z file.
copy tftp flash
and use partition 2
boot system flash 2:
boot system flash 1:
with 16 meg of DRAM (4x36 70ns PARITY) already in and known to
run in your previous config, see if you come up.
I bet you will boot the new image into dram, decompress it, and
when you do a SHO FLASH, both partitions should be (read/write)!
If you have more than one image in a partition, you must specify
which you want:
boot system flash 1:2500-ip-10.3-12
I do not remember if the 10.3 (gads that is old...) was -l relocatable
style or not.
In general your 3204 is just a 2503 without all the VLSI. It however WAS
listed by cisco as both a run from DRAM and a run from FLASH machine,
so this boot scheme info is quite normal for this chassis. cisco just
does not want you to know it applies to 25xx routers too.