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audibel 03-27-2005 01:37 PM

Stepping boot-up
I want to use my boot up messages to help optimize my kernel... and I know there is a large portion of the boot-up that isn't recorded in the /var/log/syslog (or boot.log). Is there a way to make the boot-up step, that way I can write what's written to the screen down?

spurious 03-27-2005 01:47 PM

From the prompt, type: dmesg | less

twilli227 03-27-2005 01:49 PM

Try this in a terminal: dmesg | less
This will print the boot message one page at a time, use down arrow key to proceed one line at a time or space bar to proceed one page at a time. Hope this helps.
oops, slow typer here:D

audibel 03-27-2005 02:03 PM

what I'm saying is that the information I need is not in there. During the beginning of my boot process there is a long list of devices (including ns87 and generic (as I said I can't catch them all) and it says something to the effect of device not found removing. So I wanted to remove support for all of those from the kernel

twilli227 03-27-2005 02:29 PM

So you tried dmesg and it did not have the information that you saw go by on boot up?

audibel 03-27-2005 02:33 PM

It only has some of it... I did some googling and from what I read, there is some portion of the boot that can't be logged...

So to answer the question I did see part of what is displayed on the screen when I use dmesg, but not all of it.

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