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Old 05-15-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
lerningkurv
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please...how to pause scrolling messages at boot


i see what looks like errors or such scrolling by when core 3 is booting. How do you slow or pause the screen to see them
 
Old 05-15-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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You may be able to pause it by pressing the "scroll lock" key. Pressing it again, should unlock the text.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 03:19 PM   #3
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"i see what looks like errors or such scrolling by when core 3 is booting. How do you slow or pause the screen to see them"

An easier way to examine the boot messages is to use the dmesg command;
dmesg | less

See:
man dmesg

Using grep helps edit out what you need to look at. For example if you wanted to look at every boot message containing the word fsck use:

dmesg | grep fsck | less

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Steve Stites
 
Old 05-15-2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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no...scroll lock didnt help...
i see a message "dazed and confused" go by...very strange i think
install dies on "running /sbin/loader"
 
Old 05-15-2005, 06:26 PM   #5
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Hi lerningkurv,

Consider applications - system tools - system logs
in FC3.

There, you should be able to browse your boot log
as well as kernel startup log.

Good luck.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 07:24 PM   #6
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You can use the dmesg command to see the messages that were printed onscreen during boot up.
 
  


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