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2514 router ios update possible? 10 years 3 months ago #16121

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(I'm posting this for a friend)

Hi all.

I have a 2514 router that I would like to use to study with, but I can not update the ios because it is read only. Here is a show version of the router.

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) 3000 Software (IGS-D-L), Version 11.0(22), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-1998 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 08-Dec-98 05:18 by jaturner
Image text-base: 0x0302614C, data-base: 0x00001000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c)XB2, PLATFORM SPECIFIC RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
ROM: 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-BOOT-R), Version 11.0(10c)XB2, PLATFORM SPECIFIC RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

router uptime is 2 minutes
System restarted by power-on
System image file is "flash:igs-d-l.110-22", booted via flash

cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision C) with 2048K/2048K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID 01406664, with hardware revision 00000000
Bridging software.
X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.
2 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interfaces.
2 Serial network interfaces.
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)

Configuration register is 0x2102.

Questions
Can I change a jumper to make the system flash R/W?
Can I change the Configuration register to make the system flash R/W?
Can I update the cisco ios or am I up a creek wth out a paddle?
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Re: 2514 router ios update possible? 10 years 3 months ago #16132

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to answer your questions,
1) no, there is no jumper that you can change to make the flash read/write
2) yes, you need to change the config-reg
3) the IOS can be updated, although on a router with only 4MB of RAM and 8MB of flash, you're going to be severly limited in what version of IOS you will be able to load and run with that limited amount of memory.

check out cisco's info on working with 2500 router flash:
www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/...186a00800941aa.shtml
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