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Old 11-23-2006, 02:05 AM   #1
kairen
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How to log ALL boot messages?


I had problem with some modules on my Slackware 11 box. In boot time kernel could not find them. After the boot I looked in all message files in /var/log but found nothing about these messages. The drivers were missing indeed.

I know that boot messages are written in dmesg but not all of them.

My question is how to log ALL boot messages to one place?
 
Old 11-23-2006, 02:12 AM   #2
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Boot messages will not be logged to file as long as the syslog daemon has not been started (which is after the filesystems have been mounted).
So, the first part of the boot messages is only seen on the console. If you want to know what was on the screen before it scrolled off the top, try using the <Shift><PageUp> key combination to scroll back in the terminal buffer.
If you run a default Slackware (i.e. vesa console, and not booting directly into X) then this will work.

Eric
 
Old 11-23-2006, 05:18 AM   #3
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sysvinit systems have bootlogd.
Maybe you could try to make this work under Slack.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 02:10 PM   #4
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I was thinking about putting syslogd in the ram drive along with loadable modules . It will use ram drive untill root is mounted?

This thing "bootlogd" where can I find it?.
 
Old 11-24-2006, 02:50 AM   #5
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In here:
ftp://ftp.cistron.nl/pub/people/miqu...it-2.86.tar.gz
 
  


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