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Roger Ehrlich
Username: Rehrlich

Registered: 09-2014
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 03:01 pm:   

Hello
I notice some students get stuck in a device's System Configuration Dialog. This happens when students enter "yes" to the System Configuration Dialog....
Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]:
... after a reload.

This situation can occur with any vendor's device.

I recommend students begin to recognize this and know how to resolve the issue; as they may face this on the job later.

on Cisco...
if you see this type of prompt.... just enter the name of an interface.

Enter interface name used to connect to the
management network from the above interface summary: fastethernet0/0

enter "no" to or choose not to configure the remaining questions.
example:

Configuring interface FastEthernet0/0:
Use the 100 Base-TX (RJ-45) connector? [yes]: no
Operate in full-duplex mode? [no]:
Configure IP on this interface? [yes]: no
etc...

After this system config is done, choose NOT to save it and enter the shell.

[0] Go to the IOS command prompt without saving this config.
[1] Return back to the setup without saving this config.
[2] Save this configuration to nvram and exit.

Enter your selection [2]: 0

Then it's OK to reload the device again if you feel you wish to be sure to clear the previous config.

Router>en
Router#reload
Proceed with reload? [confirm]

*Jun 14 18:33:11.667: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested by console. Reload Reason: Reload command.

System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)T7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
...
Initializing memory for ECC
...

This time enter "no" to the System Configuration Dialog....

--- System Configuration Dialog ---
Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]: no
Press RETURN to get started!
....
Router>

...and you are good to go.

Cheers, Roger

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