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Old 02-21-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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Not able to generate boot.log.


Hi I m not able to find anything under boot.log file.
Here is the output of boot.log files.

As you can see nothing is getting written inside the boot.log files .

How can i make all the events to be logged under boot.log file?

Code:
# ls -ltr /var/log | grep boot
-rw------- 1 root root      0 Jan 25 15:59 boot.log.4
-rw------- 1 root root      0 Feb  1 18:38 boot.log.3
-rw------- 1 root root      0 Feb  9 00:00 boot.log.2
-rw------- 1 root root      0 Feb 16 17:57 boot.log.1
-rw------- 1 root root      0 Feb 20 04:02 boot.log
 
Old 02-21-2011, 12:55 AM   #2
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What distro are you using? And are you using syslog, rsyslog... etc?
 
Old 02-21-2011, 01:02 AM   #3
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What distro are you using? And are you using syslog, rsyslog... etc?
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# lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    :core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: EnterpriseEnterpriseServer
Description:    Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server release 5.2 (Carthage)
Release:        5.2
Codename:       Carthage
Not sure about using syslog,rsyslog How do i check that?
 
Old 02-21-2011, 01:08 AM   #4
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Look in /etc and see if you have a rsyslog.conf or syslog.conf file.
 
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Look in /etc and see if you have a rsyslog.conf or syslog.conf file.
Yes i do have /etc/syslog.conf file.
Does it make any difference ?Is my boot process logged into some other file?
 
Old 02-21-2011, 01:29 AM   #6
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Post the contents of syslog.conf if you can.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 01:58 AM   #7
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Post the contents of syslog.conf if you can.
Here are the file contents.
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# cat /etc/syslog.conf
# Log all kernel messages to the console.
# Logging much else clutters up the screen.
#kern.* /dev/console

# Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
# Don't log private authentication messages!
*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none /var/log/messages

# The authpriv file has restricted access.
authpriv.* /var/log/secure

# Log all the mail messages in one place.
mail.* -/var/log/maillog


# Log cron stuff
cron.* /var/log/cron

# Everybody gets emergency messages
*.emerg *

# Save news errors of level crit and higher in a special file.
uucp,news.crit /var/log/spooler

# Save boot messages also to boot.log
local7.* /var/log/boot.log

Last edited by pinga123; 02-21-2011 at 02:05 AM.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 02:36 AM   #8
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Well I stumbled across this....

"Boot-time logging to /var/log/boot.log is not available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2. "

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/re...U2-x86-en.html

Let me do some research and I will see if I can get this to work for you. Be patient...
 
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After doing research, initlog was removed. If anything, you should upgrade...
 
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After doing research, initlog was removed. If anything, you should upgrade...
Does it mean boot process is not getting logged anywhere?
 
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Does it mean boot process is not getting logged anywhere?
Nope.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 03:16 AM   #12
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Nope.
Is there any workaround for this?

Also what is the significance of this from /etc/syslog.conf
Code:
# Save boot messages also to boot.log
local7.* /var/log/boot.log

Last edited by pinga123; 02-21-2011 at 03:18 AM.
 
  


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