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Old 02-18-2017, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question Boot log


I have downloaded the latest Arch Linux and set it up on my USB Stick with RUFUS. All seems fine but when I boot up in EFI I have many error messages. I verified to be sure I am in EFI and it confirms EFI.

How can I find where the bootlog is and how to read it.

Thank you very much for your help.

I must say I am very new about this. But I am very excited about installing Arch by myself and help from experienced people like you.

Thank you again
 
Old 02-18-2017, 11:27 AM   #2
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Linux places all its logs in the /var/log directory. Most distros dump the boot report to /var/log/boot.log or similar. If you can boot from your installation disc and mount the root partition of your hard drive, say on /mnt, you can read the logs in /mnt/var/log.

This assumes that Linux has in fact started to load. You don't give enough information to determine this. The stages of booting are:
1) EFI may or may not print out something (for example a menu).
2) EFI hands over to the GRUB bootloader. You should see a GRUB menu.
3) GRUB boots the Linux kernel. You see the kernel load (strings of dots) and then a lot of kernel messages.
4) The root partition is mounted, scripts start to run and report OK or FAIL. Logs are written to disk from this point onwards.

At what point precisely are you getting your errors?

Last edited by hazel; 02-18-2017 at 11:29 AM.
 
Old 02-18-2017, 02:47 PM   #3
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I have downloaded the latest Arch Linux and set it up on my USB Stick with RUFUS. All seems fine but when I boot up in EFI I have many error messages. I verified to be sure I am in EFI and it confirms EFI.

How can I find where the bootlog is and how to read it.

Thank you very much for your help.

I must say I am very new about this. But I am very excited about installing Arch by myself and help from experienced people like you.

Thank you again
Hi miagi ... Am I correct in deducing that you are getting these error messages while trying to boot your Arch installation USB drive and not with an actual Arch Linux installation that you have successfully completed ?

Please confirm and then, as specified by hazel above, please detail the error messages your are getting and let us know at which point in the process of booting your installation medium that you are getting the errors.

Quick question - if you have created a UEFI Arch installation USB, I assume you are trying to boot it on a UEFI system ?

Cheers,
 
Old 02-18-2017, 03:01 PM   #4
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Boot log

As I start booting from my USB stick which, is EFI mounted by Rufus, I can see -Triggering events then many errors occur and then the UBS starts loading the program. Its to fast for my to read and pause doesin't work.

I hope my explanation is more clear to you.

Thankyou again
 
Old 02-18-2017, 03:55 PM   #5
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What is the last message you see when it stops booting?
 
  


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