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ProCurve Switch 2824 (J4903A) Won't Boot

epretorious
Regular Advisor

ProCurve Switch 2824 (J4903A) Won't Boot

Last week I realized that one of my ProCurve 2824 switches (J4903A) was using an out-of-date version of the firmware. (I'd installed firmware I.10.77 when I bought the switch [used] on eBay but forgotten to change the boot partition.)

After changing to the boot partition the firmware (I.10.77) loaded correctly and the switch operated as-expected. I shutdown the switch and walked away. When I returned, a week later, however: The switch bon't boot! During POST, the switch complains:

ProCurve J4903A Switch 2824
Firmware revision I.08.98
   Build version:   I.08.07
   Build number:    8210

OS identifier found at @ 0xff800000
Verifying Image validity ...
CRC on OS image header Passed
CRC on complete OS image file Passed
Valid OS image @ 0xff800000

Decompressing...done.

initializing...

Config Error - Initialization Stopped


Waiting for Speed Sense.  Press <Enter> twice to continue.

Is there anything that can be done to recover the switch?

Eric Pretorious
3 REPLIES
epretorious
Regular Advisor

Re: ProCurve Switch 2824 (J4903A) Won't Boot


epretorious wrote:

Is there anything that can be done to recover the switch?


e.g., Is there a mode similar to Cisco's ROMmon mode (that allows administrators to apply a new firmware image using XMODEM)?

Eric Pretorious
epretorious
Regular Advisor

Re: ProCurve Switch 2824 (J4903A) Won't Boot

There's got to be a mode similar to Cisco's ROMmon mode - something that provides a way of getting around corrupted firmware images!

Anyone?

Eric Pretorious
epretorious
Regular Advisor

Re: ProCurve Switch 2824 (J4903A) Won't Boot

Would this sort of thing be covered by the ProCurve Lifetime Warranty?

Eric Pretorious