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Old 01-13-2004, 09:53 AM   #1
juanb
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booting problem


Hi !!

I use RH 8 as mail relay.

I have changed a line in /etc/init.d/sendmail. now whan I boot I see for a second that there is a problem whan he starts the sendmail service but I cannot stop the boot in order to tale a good look at the problem.

how can I pause the boot opertion so I can see the error? I tried presssing "I" for interactive boot but nothing happend.second question,how can I see after the boot the errors that were issued at the start up?

thanks very much !!
 
Old 01-13-2004, 10:01 AM   #2
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Use the command:dmesg
If you knew a specific item to look at, you could cut out the excess items...
for example:dmesg | grep hd would display info on hard drives that displayed when booting.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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You can find a lot of logs in the /var/log dir, check it out.

You can restart a service after booting bij typing:
/etc/init.d/sendmail restart
or
/etc/rc.d/sendmail restart

If you boot into the commandline and not into the graphical user interface you can use shift + pgup to scroll through the buffer.

If you do startup in a gui, you can examine the logs or reboot and put a 1 after the label. Using lilo this would be:
boot: linux 1

You will then boot in single user mode, log in as root and type: init 3 Linux will no boot to full multi user mode with networking, but without gui. User shift + pgup to check the output. The next time you boot everything will be normal.

I hope this will help you.

Marcel
 
  


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