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Bug#33993: general: Should log all the boot messages

Decklin Foster writes ("Bug#33993: general: Should log all the boot messages"):
>Cesar Eduardo Barros <cesarb@cesarb.personal.intranet> writes:
>> Package: general
>> Version: N/A
>> Severity: wishlist
>> There are too many boot messages, and they sometimes scroll too
>> fast. It would be nice to log all the output from the boot scripts.
>Huh? does dmesg not do what you want?

Dmesg catches the actual kernel messages, but it doesn't catch the
whole boot process---most particularly, it doesn't get all the output
of the /etc/init.d scripts that are run (and some of those errors are

I've been annoyed by it a few times, since my machine boots very
quickly, and usually xdm starts before I can read some of the last
messages (and then since the VT has changed, the scrollback is lost).

Richard W Kaszeta 			PhD. Candidate and Sysadmin
bofh@me.umn.edu				University of MN, ME Dept

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