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Old 03-27-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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Stepping boot-up


I want to use my boot up messages to help optimize my kernel... and I know there is a large portion of the boot-up that isn't recorded in the /var/log/syslog (or boot.log). Is there a way to make the boot-up step, that way I can write what's written to the screen down?
 
Old 03-27-2005, 12:47 PM   #2
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From the prompt, type: dmesg | less
 
Old 03-27-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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Try this in a terminal: dmesg | less
This will print the boot message one page at a time, use down arrow key to proceed one line at a time or space bar to proceed one page at a time. Hope this helps.
oops, slow typer here
 
Old 03-27-2005, 01:03 PM   #4
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what I'm saying is that the information I need is not in there. During the beginning of my boot process there is a long list of devices (including ns87 and generic (as I said I can't catch them all) and it says something to the effect of device not found removing. So I wanted to remove support for all of those from the kernel
 
Old 03-27-2005, 01:29 PM   #5
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So you tried dmesg and it did not have the information that you saw go by on boot up?
 
Old 03-27-2005, 01:33 PM   #6
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It only has some of it... I did some googling and from what I read, there is some portion of the boot that can't be logged...

So to answer the question I did see part of what is displayed on the screen when I use dmesg, but not all of it.
 
  


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