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    Hi i have a Cisco switch 3500xl I have been trying to configure it using tftp to update the IOS and accidentily deleteted the flash

    I did the erase flash: bit. Then I tried to copy TFTP flash: but I have obviously done something stupid and I've locked myself out. I can connect to 'switch' via the console port, but I can make no sense of the commands. I can get basic commands including help, copy, boot, dir etc but it seems a right pig when I try to use it.

    Can someone tell me how to repair the damage I've done?

    also this is what i get from the dir flash command

    switch: dir flash
    unable to stat flash/: permission denied

    C3500XL Boot Loader (C3500-HBOOT-M) Version 12.0(5.3)WC(1), MAINTENANCE INTERIM SOFTWARE
    Compiled Mon 30-Apr-01 07:51 by devgoyal
    Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:07:50:87:b6:00
    Xmodem file system is available.

    The system has been interrupted prior to initializing the
    flash filesystem. The following commands will initialize
    the flash filesystem, and finish loading the operating
    system software:


    switch: flash_init
    Initializing Flash...
    flashfs[0]: 164 files, 2 directories
    flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
    flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 3612672
    flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 1382400
    flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 2230272
    flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 3 seconds.
    ...done Initializing Flash.
    Boot Sector Filesystem (bs installed, fsid: 3
    Parameter Block Filesystem (pb installed, fsid: 4
    switch: load_helper
    switch: boot
    Boot process failed...
    this is really doing my head in now please help
    Last edited by gsimo3006; 23rd August 2008, 13:33.

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    Re: cisco switch 3500 xl permission denied

    I have never used this model of switch, but it sounds like you are in ROMMON mode. The following link might help