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password recovery fails from Bootrom mode in x670V-48x


My x670v-48x switch is running in standalone mode with sw version 15.1.2.12. The switch had a default configuration and I tried to set a new admin password by issuing the following command

configure account admin encrypted *****

My existing console session timed out and when I tried to relogin, I could not do so. I also tried the default admin with no password, but it does not work.

I did a hard reboot of the switch and followed the procedure to press the Spacebar key to get into the bootrom mode.

I think I am in the bootrom mode and not in the bootstrap mode as I see the [b] prompt. I checked the documentation and also googled on many forums and in all cases it is mentioned that I must do a "config none" in the bootrom mode to boot the switch with the default config.

Unfortunately, when I enter the "config none" command, I get the following error

BootRom > config none
config: Command not found. Try 'h' for help!

This is the commands that I see in the Bootrom prompt

BootRom > h
Boot and Load
--------------
pboot boot
oload load memory from hostport
load load file
boot boot an image
Misc
--------------
loader Sets which BootLoader BootStrap will boot
call call function
devls list devices
reboot Reboot system (hard reset)
flash program flash memory
show display information
Debugger
--------------
cpu select cpuinfo
c continue execution
t trace (single step)
to trace (step over)
db delete break point(s)
b set break point(s)
g start execution (go)
sym define symbol
ls list symbols
r display/set register
l list (disassemble) memory
bt stack backtrace
Shell
--------------
h on-line help
help on-line help
? on-line help
sh command shell
vers print version info
eval evaluate and print result
stty set tty options
plvl Set the debug print level
hi display command history
about about PMON2000
Network
--------------
ifaddr Configure Network Interface
defflash Program DEFAULT BootLoader image from Compact Flash or Ethernet
altflash Program ALTERNATE BootStrap image from Compact Flash or Ethernet
ping ping remote host
Memory
--------------
map show memory map
m modify memory
d display memory
compare compare memory to memory
copy copy memory to memory
fill fill memory
search search memory
mt tests all available memory up to 2GB using 64 bit physical addresses
Device
--------------
update Update Boot Flash Code
Environment
--------------
env display variable
set display/set variable
unset unset variable(s)
eset edit variable
Compact Flash
--------------
cfopen open a file on the CF
cfclose close a file on the CF
cfread read bytes from CF file
dir list contents of CF directory
cd change working CF directory
pwd print working CF directory
Download
--------------
configip configure the bootloader ip address
download download an image
CF
--------------

BootRom >

Please help. I dont mind if my configuration is lost, but I somehow have to recover this switch at the earliest.

7 replies

Userlevel 6
Hello Yusuf

very strange here's what I get

Extreme Networks

Alternate BootStrap Image

Starting CRC of Default image

Using Default image ...

Extreme Networks

Default BootLoader Image

DRAM Post

Press and hold the to enter the bootrom.
Copyright 2003 - 2012 Extreme Networks, Inc.

BootRom > h
Boot and Load
--------------
pboot boot
oload load memory from hostport
boot boot an image
Misc
--------------
loader Sets which BootLoader BootStrap will boot
call call function
devls list devices
reboot Reboot system (hard reset)
flash program flash memory
show display information
config select configuration
Debugger
--------------
BootRom > config none
Configuration selected: none

Config should be in Misc.

do you know what bootrom version you have?

P
I dont know the bootrom version. Its a new switch so I suspect it is running one of the newer versions. I found out on a different thread that this command "config none" has been disabled in the latest bootrom versions. Is there any flag I can set in the env options to boot with default configuration?
Userlevel 6
doing a vers command from the bootrom will show the version I am on version 2.0.1.7

P
Hi Paul.
It is 2.0.2.1 version.

Thx,
Userlevel 2
Hi,
in this bootrom version, you don't have anymore the config none option. You should reach GTAC for a password recovery procedure.
Userlevel 4
Yusuf,

BootRom > config none config: Command not found. Try 'h' for help!



We need to upgrade switch to any EXOS software from BOOTROM, it will erase all information from flash memory (including configuration, XOS image file). Therefore, it will allow you to login into the switch using the default username and password, but it will not show “config none” command. To provide more security we have disabled the “config none” command in 2.0.2.1 bootrom (Latest).

If customer want to have “config none” command in switch then they can downgrade the bootrom to 2.0.1.7. However, it is not recommended.

We have to execute these at the BootRom after we connect MGMT port to the network which is reachable to the TFTP Server.

# configip ipaddress [i] gateway

# download image
Userlevel 6
Hey Yusuf

I did verify, as Sumit mentioned, that this version of bootrom took out the config option. I found out from PLM that the new bootrom version 2.0.2.3 will have this feature back and should be available soon.

P

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