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FortiSwitch Won't boot

  • 1.  FortiSwitch Won't boot

    Posted Aug 05, 2021 01:00 AM
    Hi All,

    I would like to if anyone of you faced the same problem that I'm currently facing and solved the issue. I have a FortiSwitch-124E-POE and it started to show offline on the FortiGate. During my diagnosis of the issue, find the below Putty Output:


    FortiSwitch-124E-POE (10:42-10.04.2019)
    BIOS version : 04000009
    Serial number: S124EP59190094

    Please wait for OS to boot, or press any key to display configuration menu... 1  0

    Booting default partition : FortiSwitch-124E-POE v6.4.6,build0470,210211

    Kernel... OK
    RootFS... Bad Data CRC
    Ramdisk image is corrupt or invalid

    FortiSwitch-124E-POE (10:42-10.04.2019)
    BIOS version : 04000009
    Serial number: S124EP59190094

    Please wait for OS to boot, or press any key to display configuration menu... 1  0

    Booting default partition : FortiSwitch-124E-POE v6.4.6,build0470,210211


    Does anyone has a solution for the problem?
    Thank you!


  • 2.  RE: FortiSwitch Won't boot

    Posted Oct 26, 2021 06:00 AM
    I realize that I'm way late in answering this but I'd try formatting and reloading the OS.  

    Upgrade a FortiSwitch via the boot sequence (fortinet.com)


  • 3.  RE: FortiSwitch Won't boot

    Posted Oct 26, 2021 06:21 AM
    Hey Justin,

    Thanks for the reply much appreciated!
    Well I tried that before submitting this form and it didn't work. When it start showing "Please wait for OS to boot, or press any key to display configuration menu... " I tried multiple times but it failed to show the menu I think because there is an issue in the built-in cf memory.

    Regards.
    Jad