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Old 10-17-2003, 02:48 PM   #1
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How can I pause boot so I can read info

How can I pause the boot so I can read the info at startup. I installed a PCI IDE controller and can't read the info displayed at powerup boot since it goes by so quickly. I'm using RH9.

Old 10-17-2003, 02:58 PM   #2
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I am not aware of a method to pause the boot up, but you can read most of those messages after the boot is complete. In the console or in an xterm enter the command(s) 'dmesg | less' (or 'dmesg | more' if you prefer more over less).
Old 10-17-2003, 04:10 PM   #3
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But sometimes less is more
Old 10-18-2003, 08:49 AM   #4
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With me, less is always more.


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