Networking – Cisco Packet Tracer: Configure Switch to Boot Using Specified Image


I'm doing one of the Cisco Packet Tracer activities for my class and I'm having a problem on one particular point:

Step 1. View current files stored in flash.

On S1, enter the command show flash. You should see the following
files listed: S1#show flash Directory of flash:/

1  -rw-     4414921            c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.FX.bin
3  -rw-     4670455            c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE1.bin
2  -rw-         616            vlan.dat

32514048 bytes total (23428056 bytes free)

Step 2. Configure S1 to
boot using the second image listed.

Make sure your command includes the file system, which is flash. Note:
Packet Tracer does not show this command in the running configuration.
In addition, if you reload the switch, Packet Tracer does not load the
image you specified.

I'm looking at Cisco's documentation and from what I can see the commands should be:

S1>conf t
S1#boot flash c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE1.bin

However the CLI indicates invalid input at the "f" in flash.

Best Answer

Contrary to what the online documentation clearly says (is it outdated?) the command in this particular case is:

boot system flash:c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE1.bin

Hope this helps anyone else running into this issue (Google shows I wasn't the only one having this issue on this lab and I didn't see the answer posted anywhere else!)

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