[j-nsp] router not booting from flash

Joe Lin jlin at doradosoftware.com
Thu Feb 5 18:27:46 EST 2004

If you have a support contract with Juniper, you should RMA this..


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From: juniper-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net
[mailto:juniper-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of daniel
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 3:22 PM
To: Hasanga Hendehewa (BR/EPA)
Cc: juniper-nsp at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [j-nsp] router not booting from flash

just to add to that; adding CF (or a harddisk for that matter) back on
the bootlist is not necessarily what you want to do. Question is, why
was it removed from the list in the first place. Might be worth going
back through the messages.log to see if there's any specific errors
related to the CF, or check the boot-messages (show system


On 21:06 Wed 04 Feb     , Hasanga Hendehewa (BR/EPA) wrote:
> the flash could be missing from the boot list.
> use the following cmd to check,
> root at slippery% sysctl machdep.bootdevs
> machdep.bootdevs: pcmcia-flash,compact-flash,disk,lan
> If it does not, issue the following command (M5, M10, M20, M160): 
> root at slippery% sysctl -w
> machdep.bootdevs=pcmcia-flash,compact-flash,disk,lan
> After hitting 'enter,' you should see: 
> machdep.bootdevs: pcmcia-flash,compact-flash,disk,lan 
> To verify it has been entered in sysctl do the following: 
> root at router% sysctl -a | grep bootdev
> Then, reboot the router.
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