I have DS200E/B (A7985A) , but the CF is dead.and now i cant reach the san switch, what can do to make work it again.I trayd everthing to copy the new FOS but but nothing works.
there is no way to replace a CF, and fimwarecleaninstall work only from a healthy Switch
But I cant reach the switch , en the CF card is empty...
I don't think the CF is empty, excepted you have made some
removed the card....
connect to you PC.....
and try to copy the FOS..... ?
--->>>I trayd everthing to copy the new FOS but but nothing works.
such any "copy" procedure is not working, for a simple reason the FOS need to be installed and not to be copied.
apart on that, just see you have Brocade 200, this switch is suported only till FOS 6.2.2 and "firmwarecleaninstall" command is not supported in this release.
with other word, you have to replace the switch.
how can i install the fos back the CF card ???
there is no way to re-install the FOS on replacement, formatted or deleted CF.
as saied in my preview post, you need to replace the switch.
--->>>It can be done to install on new cf card if u have license backup
i would you be grateful if you can post here a procedure how to reinstall the FOS in a new or formatted CF. for sure would be very interesting for some user here.
As far as I know the only option would be to find a similar switch, and dd the content of it's cf to the old cf (that you have destroyed). Boot again and your switch will be ok.
I've test this solution myself and it works. You should dd the whole device:
dd if=/dev/goodcf of=/badcf
Just be very cautious don't ruin the good cf!
If you don't have enough CF readers you can use an ISO file as a interpreter:
dd if=/dev/goodcf of=gcf.iso
dd if=gcf.iso of=/dev/badcf
Have fun! :D