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Aldebaran 05-08-2006 02:36 PM

boot message
I'm just wondering how to read the messages that appear on screen during boot time. I've tried dmesg, but it doesn't make any sense, and it's nothing like the messages during boot.

dcdbutler 05-08-2006 02:39 PM

From man dmesg


The program helps users to print out their bootup messages.  Instead of copying the messages by hand, the user need only:
dmesg > boot.messages
and mail the boot.messages file to whoever can debug their problem.

dcdbutler 05-08-2006 02:44 PM

There's also syslog

at /var/log/syslog

[Edit] Sorry, these weren't really good answers to your question, but most of the boot logging information should be found in these files as well as /var/log/messages. Hopefully you'll find what you need.


Aldebaran 05-09-2006 07:46 AM

Thanks. Found it in syslog.

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