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Old 01-03-2004, 12:18 PM   #1
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pausing boot sequence


Does anyone know how to pause the linux boot sequence so as to see what parts receive the [FAILED] instead of the [OK]? Pause key doesn't work.

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Old 01-03-2004, 12:54 PM   #2
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What distro do you have?

I look at /var/log/messages in Slackware 9.1

I think you could use dmsg too.


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Old 01-03-2004, 01:04 PM   #3
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i'm using mandrake 9.2
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:16 PM   #4
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In my last post I didn't give you the right command.

It is not dmsg. It is dmesg.

Try typing ' dmesg ' at a root prompt and see what it shows.

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Old 01-03-2004, 06:32 PM   #5
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shows a lot of stuff, which is the stuff that comes from /var/log/messages related to the latest boot right?

But there's no way to pause the boot temporarily to see what's written there ? If not then it should be implemented in the next kernel release.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 09:53 PM   #6
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What could be the use of pausing the kernel boot process if you can read what happens in the log files?

It's like saying that football games should have the ability to be stopped, even when you have the replays
 
Old 01-03-2004, 10:01 PM   #7
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You can do this with:
# less /var/log/dmesg

This should yield a nice page by page account of what went on during boot up.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 12:55 AM   #8
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I know with RH you can go to interactive mode at some point by hitting "i". You have to do it at the right point, but it asks for confirmation for a lot of the services. You can try that if Mandrake can do that (I'm not sure. I don't run it but it is was initially based off of RH).
 
Old 01-04-2004, 11:40 AM   #9
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the reason there should be a simple way of pausing the boot process is because the log file contains much more information that might be necessary for me. If i want to know exactly what received the [FAILED] keyword during boot-up I should simply pause to read that sentence that received the [FAILED] and not go through a much longer log file that contains all the information regarding how the services were loaded etc.
 
  


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