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Old 02-22-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
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Empty /var/log/boot.log


just have realized that my /var/log/boot.log is empty, actually when i restarted the system, some service failed to start and now i want to know which service has failed, but boot.log is empty.

I am using CentOS 5.3, and it is a freshly installed system. I have checked that syslog is starting properly, also my /etc/syslog has this entry
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# Save boot messages also to boot.log
local7.*                                                /var/log/boot.log
Also, when googling, found this
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=151238

is this bug exist for RHEL and CentOS 5.x ???? or is there any other problem
 
Old 02-22-2010, 01:38 AM   #2
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That's not normally something in boot.log. In general the contents of it is just dmesg dumped to the file after it's finished booting.
 
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????

hmmmmm ok, but what about the bug thingie? any info
 
Old 02-22-2010, 02:48 AM   #4
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Info are lapidary in the RHEL5.3 Release Notes (Known Issues):
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Boot-time logging to /var/log/boot.log is not available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
The same for the last stable release 5.4. I think it's not worth an headache trying to enable it.
 
  


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