Cisco Password recovery-HELP!

Hi. I'm trying to recover the enable pw on a 2501 with IOS 10.2
(bootstrap: 5.2(5) release) and I'm failing miserably.

I boot the system up, and send it a break (i'm minicom; ctrl + 6 and ctrl
+ ^ work as a break on a cisco for me), yet it boots normally, rather than
bringing me the ">" prompt.

If someone could pleaes contact me ASAP (private e-mail is best) I'd
greatly appreciate it!

Thanks,
Adam

Hi. I'm trying to recover the enable pw on a 2501 with IOS 10.2
(bootstrap: 5.2(5) release) and I'm failing miserably.

I boot the system up, and send it a break (i'm minicom; ctrl + 6 and ctrl
+ ^ work as a break on a cisco for me), yet it boots normally, rather than
bringing me the ">" prompt.

minicom break is alt-f

cisco break is shift-6-x.. different things entirely

If someone could pleaes contact me ASAP (private e-mail is best) I'd
greatly appreciate it!

after you get to the magic > prompt:
o/r 0x41
i

make your changes, etc.
conf t
config-reg 0x2102 (or whatever)

reload

enjoy!

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That is not a real break 0 more of an 'interupt'. I've not useminicomm -
but on teh PC comm software i use areal break is sent by Alt-B...

aid

You also might want to place a copy of your backup configuration on your
notebook?

That way you can easily replace it should you do what I did and lose the
CONFIGURATION! <eek> Typing on those notebooks is not like a SGI/SUN
keyboard.

I ended up rebuilding the IMPORTANT route and conf net rather than
typing it ALL back in [static routes {pork}...]

Thanks to ~ 50% of you, for reminding me thaat the Cisco must recieve a
hard break (ie Control+A, F in minicom).

Shame on the other 50%, for providing me with responses that were, to say
the least, amusing. (Including suggesting that I have a bad bootstrap,
"incompatible" terminal software, bad OS, and so on...)

Shame on myself for forgetting that I needed a nice, hard, break.

Case closed.

-Adam