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Old 05-26-2006, 07:49 AM   #1
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log boot messages

hello all,

I have a Fedora Core 4 installation and I want to log the boot messages. It's supposed to be an automatic process and store the messages under /var/log/boot.log.*, right?
But my log files are empty. I've been reading around and I found that it has to be activated on /etc/default/bootlogd with: BOOTLOGD_ENABLE=Yes. My problem is that I have no bootlogd file! anywhere.

What can I do to log boot messages?

Thaks in advance
Old 05-26-2006, 08:46 AM   #2
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Can't be much help, but my core 4 has /var/log/boot.log(1, 2. 3, 4) created about a week apart.
Same as you, etc/default/bootlogd doesn't exist.
Just to confuse things a bit.
Old 05-28-2006, 08:01 AM   #3
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Just had a look what's in them, big surprise, somehoe I don't think this is what you want.
May 27 11:45:06 PC4 NET[2716]: /sbin/dhclient-script : updated /etc/resolv.conf
May 28 09:12:09 PC4 NET[2554]: /sbin/dhclient-script : updated /etc/resolv.conf
May 28 17:18:33 PC4 NET[2469]: /sbin/dhclient-script : updated /etc/resolv.conf

Have you had a look at /var/log/dmesg on mine that's a boot record but it's a week old.


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