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Cisco 501 Pix 6.3.5

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Cisco 501 Pix 6.3.5

danialmills
I have a 501 running 6.3.5 and when i use the Console and blast by the flash boot and get to a comand prompt i get an error " cannot select private key " then the Pix locks up and i have to hard boot the firewall. i have tryed to install a new IOS image ( 6.3.5 ) and it gose great until the reboot and the same issue happens, locks up trying to get anywhere on it.
TIA for any help

Dan
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princeat

You need to clear the RSA key from the flash.

command you need to run is:-

ca zerioize all

then

ca save all

thenif you want to do a wr erase and reload everything will be ok.

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danialmills

Thank you, i will try that this AM, and will post what happens.

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danialmills

Thank you, i will try that this AM, and will post what happens. Happy Holidays

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danialmills

Well after trying to clear the keys,i have also ran into another issue. the firewall locks up in the Console mode. I will be sending this hardware back for a replacement, thanks for you help

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princeat

It's unlikely that clearing the config and RSA keys produces a hardware error.

What is the actual error you are seeing?

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danialmills

I think you are right, i dont think that clearing the key would do this. When i remote in using the console it locks up for a few Sec's and i can not get into the flash menu. it was working a few days ago but now there is a about 3-4 seconds where it will not respond at all. i can plug in a pc to a port and it will light it up, plug in a I-Net connection and it will light it up also, so i really dont know whats going on with it. it will boot to a prompt but you get the error about the key and then it stops responding.

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princeat

Then I suggest the following:-

1) Remove the RSA keys.
2) wr erase the unit
3) Downgrade the IOS to 6.3.4

See if this solves it.