10-21-2010 06:15 AM
I have a J2300 that I attempted an upgrade on. I have followed the recovery instructions below:
Download install media
Unzip the file
dd if=installmedia of=/dev/device
When complete, I get confirmation that 256mb were written to disk, but when I place the CF back in the router, I get
Attempt to boot from primary flash recovery partition
Attempt to boot from primary flash
After sitting there for a bit, the router reboots and goes through the process again. I have a 256mb CF, so I used the 256mb install media for 9.6r1.13
I have also tried using a 512mb usb drive to no avail.
One question I have on the 512mb USB, does that require a 512mb install media?
Also, do I need to somehow also load a junos file on the flash drive?
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10-21-2010 01:29 PM
I had the same on a 4300 when I wrote the flash with a raw write utilty on windows. No problem when I used dd on a unix machine.
10-21-2010 01:34 PM
I used dd in opensuse with the install media after uncompressed, but no luck. Do you have to put anything else on it?
Going to try from a FreeBSD box here shortly once it finishes downloading.
10-21-2010 01:49 PM
If think I used bs=1024, can't remember. I used a redhat system. I bought an cheap flash, 1 G and download the Gig immage. Works fine!
10-22-2010 09:00 PM
To fix it I had to go back to 8.4 for some reason. When I was using 9.anything, it wouldnt load the / (root) It would go into panic mode and reboot.
10-23-2010 05:35 AM
I have a 256mb CF,
JUNOS 9.6 require minimum 512MB internal CF, this is documented here
USB drives won't help here, You need to replace internal CF to get the J-series box upgraded to 9.6.
10-23-2010 11:50 AM
While I admit, I didn't read the release notes, there is a 9.6 install media labeled as 256. See attachment.
If 9.6 requires 512mb or higher, why have this software available?
05-23-2011 10:27 PM
I know this is an old thread, but I thought I would comment anyway (for future viewers).
It is possible (need verification) that the "256" you see may denote an encryption level and not the type of CF card installed. (Just a thought)