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    Default ASA 5505 Keeps rebooting after trying to load image in ROMMON mode

    Hi,
    I erased my image to upgrade but my ASA was shut down half way through, so I found myself in ROMMON mode.
    I was able to upgrade my image once in ROMMON mode but I found I had an incorrect version so I went through the whole process again. Since trying to load a new image I have been constantly receiving the 'Use Break or Esc to interrupt boot. Use SPACE to begin to boot immediate'.

    I can connect to my TFT server and load the image, but it always reboots, or if I select ESC it just goes back to ROMMON mode.

    Here is my output:

    rommon #5> tftp
    ROMMON Variable Settings:
    ADDRESS=192.168.1.10
    SERVER=192.168.1.1
    GATEWAY=192.168.1.1
    PORT=Ethernet0/0
    VLAN=untagged
    IMAGE=asa725-k8.bin
    CONFIG=
    LINKTIMEOUT=20
    PKTTIMEOUT=4
    RETRY=20


    tftp asa725-k8.bin@192.168.1.1 via 192.168.1.1
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--Removed--
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Received 8570880 bytes


    Launching TFTP Image...


    Cisco Security Appliance admin loader (3.0) #0: Tue May 11 08:13:03 PDT 2010
    ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ########################################




    CISCO SYSTEMS
    Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)11 04/30/08 15:45:41.19


    Low Memory: 632 KB
    High Memory: 251 MB
    PCI Device Table.
    Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class Irq
    00 01 00 1022 2080 Host Bridge
    00 01 02 1022 2082 Chipset En/Decrypt 11
    00 0C 00 1148 4320 Ethernet 11
    00 0D 00 177D 0003 Network En/Decrypt 10
    00 0F 00 1022 2090 ISA Bridge
    00 0F 02 1022 2092 IDE Controller
    00 0F 03 1022 2093 Audio 10
    00 0F 04 1022 2094 Serial Bus 9
    00 0F 05 1022 2095 Serial Bus 9


    Evaluating BIOS Options ...
    Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON


    Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)11) #4: Thu May 1 14:50:05 PDT 2008


    Platform ASA5505


    Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.
    Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.
    Boot interrupted.


    Ethernet0/0
    MAC Address: --Removed--
    Link is UP


    Use ? for help.
    rommon #0>

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited by adz881; 08-16-2014 at 04:58 PM. Reason: Updating
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    Quote Originally Posted by adz881 View Post
    Hi,
    I erased my image to upgrade but my ASA was shut down half way through, so I found myself in ROMMON mode.
    I was able to upgrade my image once in ROMMON mode but I found I had an incorrect version so I went through the whole process again. Since trying to load a new image I have been constantly receiving the 'Use Break or Esc to interrupt boot. Use SPACE to begin to boot immediate'.

    I can connect to my TFT server and load the image, but it always reboots, or if I select ESC it just goes back to ROMMON mode.

    Any thoughts?
    Post some output from the CLI here perhaps? Either you are doing something wrong or it's a hardware issue.

    http://www.cisco.com/public/technote...mage_rcvry.pdf
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    Hi

    Here is my output:

    rommon #5> tftp
    ROMMON Variable Settings:
    ADDRESS=192.168.1.10
    SERVER=192.168.1.1
    GATEWAY=192.168.1.1
    PORT=Ethernet0/0
    VLAN=untagged
    IMAGE=asa725-k8.bin
    CONFIG=
    LINKTIMEOUT=20
    PKTTIMEOUT=4
    RETRY=20


    tftp asa725-k8.bin@192.168.1.1 via 192.168.1.1
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--Removed--
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Received 8570880 bytes


    Launching TFTP Image...


    Cisco Security Appliance admin loader (3.0) #0: Tue May 11 08:13:03 PDT 2010
    ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ################################################## ########################################




    CISCO SYSTEMS
    Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)11 04/30/08 15:45:41.19


    Low Memory: 632 KB
    High Memory: 251 MB
    PCI Device Table.
    Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class Irq
    00 01 00 1022 2080 Host Bridge
    00 01 02 1022 2082 Chipset En/Decrypt 11
    00 0C 00 1148 4320 Ethernet 11
    00 0D 00 177D 0003 Network En/Decrypt 10
    00 0F 00 1022 2090 ISA Bridge
    00 0F 02 1022 2092 IDE Controller
    00 0F 03 1022 2093 Audio 10
    00 0F 04 1022 2094 Serial Bus 9
    00 0F 05 1022 2095 Serial Bus 9


    Evaluating BIOS Options ...
    Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON


    Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)11) #4: Thu May 1 14:50:05 PDT 2008


    Platform ASA5505


    Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.
    Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.
    Boot interrupted.


    Ethernet0/0
    MAC Address: --Removed--
    Link is UP


    Use ? for help.
    rommon #0>
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