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switch fault after upgrade

Frequent Advisor

switch fault after upgrade

I upgrade a procurve 2524 switch to 05.17.
after reboot the yellow ligth indicate a fault.
I connecte a PC as terminal.

the switch indicate :

ROM information:
Build directory: C:/INFINITY/ROM/081700
Build date: Aug 18 2000
Build time: 13:30:33
Build version: F.01.01
Build number: 4

no OS Image in flash

Bad code in FLASH

Flash memory needs reprogramming or chassis could be faulty.
Use a PC as the console and perform the update procedure
from the backup floppy diskette.
If unsuccessful w/ downloading, then try replacing chassis.

HP ProCurve Switch 2512 (J4812A)/HP ProCurve Switch 2524 (J4813A)
ROM Build Directory: C:/INFINITY/ROM/081700
ROM Version: F.01.01
ROM Build Date: 13:30:33 Aug 18 2000
ROM Build Number: 4

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Enter h or ? for help.

I try to enter h and ? but I haven't any help.

how to download a OS with the terminal ?
Is it possible to boot with the precedent version of rom ?

Les Ligetfalvy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: switch fault after upgrade

Try (untested):
boot system flash secondary

you should be able to copy the secondary down to the primary:
copy flash flash primary

To download the image via the console, use XMODEM. The instructions are in the manual.
Esteemed Contributor

Re: switch fault after upgrade


The 2500 does not have a secondary flash, but you could try to enter the BOOTROM.

Make a console connection to the switch.
Hold the reset and clear button while switch is powered. Then release the resetbutton (the switch is rebooting) holding the clearbutton until the selftestlight is steady lit, then release the clearbutton. If all well then you should be in the BOOTROM. With xmodem you can upload the FW again. If no-go call HP for an exchange of your switch


Frequent Advisor

Re: switch fault after upgrade

Tank's for your help.
In fact, my problem it's a communication problem between the switch and the terminal.

I need to disable flux control in the terminal setup.
After I can download a new firmware.
now the switch works