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When it comes to cisco pix's, I'm not a gui fan; the cisco command line is soo straight forward that I've never found the need for the PDM.

Anyway I came across a pix 6.3 with PDM installed that needed upgrading to v7, surprisingly this has to be done from the boot monitor, and after it was complete I was presented with this :

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**                                                                    **
**   *** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING ***  **
**                                                                    **
**          ----> Current image running from RAM only! < ----          **
**                                                                    **
**  When the PIX was upgraded in Monitor mode the boot image was not  **
**  written to Flash.  Please issue "copy tftp: flash:" to load and   **
**  save a bootable image to Flash.  Failure to do so will result in  **
**  a boot loop the next time the PIX is reloaded.                    **
**                                                                    **
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wow - this is different I thought, oh well had better follow the instructions, a copy tftp flash later, and all was happy.

As a side not you should notice that the PDM is now called the ADSM, and to install it the copy tftp flash:pdm has been dropped, and a normal copy tftp flash will work for the ADSM.

It's good to see that the ADSM works just as well in linux as it does in windows, the reporting graphs are pretty, but acl confif is still quicker in ssh ;)

rgds,

Nick

 
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