Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2005, 04:18 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2002
Posts: 302

Rep: Reputation: 31
Getting Messages Before Dmesg

I'm currently on a linux machine and want to explain to a class of mine the boot process in depth. I understand it quite well, but wanted to show them how things are handled as the system boots (I'm using Red Hat). So for example, I wanted to show them all the messages that appear when the system boots, not just the contents of dmesg. I want to show them lines such as:
INIT v...
and then the rc.sysinit part:
Welcome to Red Hat ....[Press I to enter interactive ...]
However, since these are not displayed is dmesg and they go off the screen, I'm not sure how I can get some type of file with all the content that is displayed to the screen. Any ideas? Thanks for your time.
Old 01-18-2005, 06:11 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Chico, CA, USA
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 872

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
Hi LinuxGeek.

Look in /var/log/messages. (You have to be root to view it, I think.)

Good luck!
Old 01-18-2005, 08:10 AM   #3
Registered: Jun 2002
Posts: 302

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Thanks but this isn't quite what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something to get me everything that was outputted to the screen before I was given the log in prompt. So it would include things such as
INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Starting xfs: [ OK ]


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
network - strange console messages on dmesg ganja_guru Linux - Software 4 01-18-2005 06:58 AM
dmesg deoesn't provide all the messages at boot xround Linux - Newbie 5 08-20-2004 04:30 AM
Kernel Boot Messages - Dmesg Problem LinuxGeek Linux - General 8 08-19-2004 11:35 AM
Boot messages not showing in dmesg... Nu-Bee Linux - General 4 01-25-2004 02:49 PM
Bootup messages not in dmesg? oneandoneis2 Slackware 3 01-05-2004 04:52 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration