Cisco 4948 will not boot (Doc ID 1925378.1)

Last updated on MAY 26, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Cisco Catalyst 4948 Switch - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Console shows the following when attempting to boot the Cisco 4948E

 

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* Welcome to Rom Monitor for    WS-C4948E-F System       *
* Copyright (c) 2003-2013 by Cisco Systems, Inc.         *
* All rights reserved.                                   *
*                                                        *
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Format: Drive communication & 1st Sector Write OK...

Format: All system sectors written. OK...

Format: Unable to mount the formatted filesystem. (-40)

Primary Rom Monitor Version 12.2(44r)SG12
CPU Rev: 3.1, Board Rev: 8, Board Type: 105, CPLD Hobgoblin-f Rev: 22
Chassis: WS-C4948E-F

Front Panel Phy is Bcm5482s
Got Mac Address: 78:da:6e:cc:dd:dd

MAC Address  : 78-da-6e-cc-dd:dd
Ip Address   : Not set.
Netmask      : Not set.
Gateway      : Not set.
TftpServer   : Not set.

Peer supervisor not detected or is not running IOS
Supervisor uplinks and all linecards have been reset


***** The system will autoboot in 5 seconds *****


Type control-C to prevent autobooting.
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Bootflash Format failed: -72
Unable to find or create flash:/MONCFG directory, error: -3Format couldn't recover the bootflash
Unable to find or create flash:/MONCFGB directory, error: -3Format couldn't recover the bootflash
Unable to find or create flash:/USER directory, error: -3Format couldn't recover the bootflash
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*                                                              *
* Rom Monitor NVRAM configuration is being initialized to      *
* default values. This may be because it was never initialized.*
*                                                              *
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Writing to Primary Region failed
Writing to Backup Region failed

Cause

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