Re: How to capture start up messages?
DvB <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "Stan Brown" <email@example.com> writes:
> > I need to be able to capture the start up messages issued when my woody
> > system boots.
> > dmesg only gives me up to the point control is transfered from the kernel,
> > and I'm seeing erros after that, that flash by to quickly to read.
> > How can I do this?
> Immediately after your system boots, and before logging in, hit
> shift+pgup and you will be able to scroll back through the boot
> messages. I don't know if there's any way to save them to a file
> though... short of using VMWare or something like that.
This is what I'd do, but you also need to keep X from starting if
you're using xdm or whatever. Otherwise, you can't scroll back
anymore. Putting an "exit 0" at the top of the /etc/init.d/*dm script
should do the trick.
Brian Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>