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Old 02-26-2004, 10:35 AM   #1
Onyx^
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Stepping through boot process


Hi,

I use a LILO bootloader with 2.4.18 kernel.

I want to be able to step through each line of the boot process as it happens. Is there a key to interrupt the automatic process ?

I can scroll up and see what has happened, but only get so far because the buffer is cleared when the framebuffer device is loaded.

Thanks in advance.

Ashley Rolleston
 
Old 02-26-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
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If you want to just see every line in the boot messages, immediately after boot run:

$ dmesg

or to save it to a text file for later review:

$ dmesg > dmesg.txt

that will save the output to a text file in your home directory named dmesg.txt.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 11:42 AM   #3
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