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Old 02-18-2005, 01:38 PM   #1
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retrieving msgs during boot

During boot, a long list of stuff goes by. Everything from loading modules to running script in init.d. Sometimes, these generates errors. After booting finish, can I retrieve whatever was displayed but got scrolled up really fast?

Old 02-18-2005, 02:01 PM   #2
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Check in /var/log/bootlog for the bootup messages. Thats what I check in redhat & fedora to find any errors etc..
Old 02-19-2005, 09:26 PM   #3
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On many distros the early parts of the boot sequence are shown by running as root:
dmesg | less
Then some additional information may show in:
less /var/log/messages


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