baseconfig.txt GNS3 Error | Download Baseconfig.txt file

Baseconfig.txt: No such file or directory | 203-bad number of parameters (5 with min/max 2/2)


You may get the above message while inserting some of your router IOS in GNS3, normally this happen only to switch IOS for gns3 and all other devices IOS like routers, Qemu, computer, frame relay and server are working fine.

And after that when you try you start this router you may received message: 
203-bad number of parameters (5 with min/max 2/2)


Gns3 shows above message when there is not configured a proper path for basefile.txt file, basefile.txt contain the basic configuration or default configuration for respective IOS. You can configure the basefile in gns3 by following steps:


  1. Download the basefile.txt for Gns3 from this link.
  2. Open "IOS images and hypervisors" windows from edit menu.
  3. locate the basefile.txt that you have download in step-1
  4. Once you can finished the above steps, click on save.


Hope this article is helpful and informative for you and i like to thank you for reading this article.


Download Cisco 7200 series Router IOS for GNS3

Router IOS for GNS3:

Cisco 7200 series routers are enterprise or edge routers normally used at service provider edge or as a WAN edge. These Cisco routers have some advance features like Broadband aggregation, MPLS, IP Security VPN (IP Sec VPN), IPv6 routing and some other ISP features. Also provide Voice, video, and data integration: TDM-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters.

You can test and try some of these features on GNS3, you download its IOS from following link:

Cisco 7200 series Router IOS

Cisco 2900 series IOS for  gns3

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PIX Firewall IOS for GNS3 free Download

Download PIX IOS for GNS3:


Cisco PIX (Private Internet eXchange) is a most famous firewall security Appliance and also commonly used for network address translation (NAT).  In 2008 Cisco announced PIX end-of-sale and continued its new firewall know as Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), that have much of PIX features. Cisco ASA was introduced In 2005. Although PIX is end of Sale, but we still have many networks where PIX is still running so it is still important for your professional experience. 

You can also run PIX IOS on GNS3 and can practice different security lab at home. you can download PIX IOS from following link:
Download PIX IOS

Note: there is not enable password set for this IOS, if it asked for password simply press enter-key.

Configuration of PIX IOS image in GNS3 is very simple and easy:




1. Locate it IOS path in "Binary image".
2. Set its name in "identifier name".
3. And then click on save and OK.

for more details you can visit configuration of PIX in GNs3.



Download ASA IOS/Image for GNS3

ASA Image for GNS3:


You can run the ASA on your GNS3 by configuring the ASA IOS on GNS3. For configuration of ASA on GNS3 you need following two image files:

For configuration of ASA on Gns3 you can visit how to add ASA in Gns3 1.1 or just review the following figure.


For new version:



Where you need to perform only three steps:

  1. Type identifier name
  2. Browse the initrd file
  3.  Define the path for kernel file and click on save.



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