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Old 09-21-2006, 08:38 AM   #1
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n00b-newbie: How do I copy the boot screen?


Hi,
I'm looking for a possibility to copy the boot screen messages. I don't know if that's the exact word. I think of the screen where I get the messages if some driver could be loaded or not. I had an error there but it passed me so fast, I'm not able to remember.

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Old 09-21-2006, 08:56 AM   #2
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The command 'dmesg' will show you most of what comes up during bootup, as well as various other system events that occur during use.

There are also various logs in /var/log/ where error messages often get written.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 09:04 AM   #3
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And in order to copy them very easy...

as root on a console
Code:
dmesg > /tmp/bootstuff.txt
this will write everything in a file called bootstuff.txt
 
Old 09-21-2006, 09:17 AM   #4
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Thanks, that's what I looked for
 
  


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