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Re: how can i see booting messages ??



On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 01:14:58PM -0400, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 06:18:38PM +0200, B_Kloss wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, 26. Oktober 2006 13:29 schrieb debian:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I still have problems with my new installation.
> > > There is some important information (i think) displayed just after grub
> > > starts booting about the hdd, but i can't see what it is because it goes
> > > to fast and it is too far up to go with CTRL-PageUP.
> > > So, is there i way that i can pause or stop the messages so that i seen
> > > what it is ?
> 
> Let's vary the question to one I sometimes have -- there's important 
> information (i think) displayed just before I get the black screen of 
> death, but I can't see it because it goes by too fast and CTRL-PageUP no 
> longer works.  Is there a way I can reboot (perhaps with a rescue 
> disk) and see the messages so that i can see what they were?
> 
 
Not if the /var/log partition is not mounted at the time of the
messages.  Despite (or because of) it being old-tech, there is still a
place for a serial console.  Booting problems is one of them.  Set
things up so that console messages go to the regular screen AND the
serial port.  Hook up a terminal or a terminal-emulator on another
computer and save the output.  Or, hook up a printer with a serial
interface.  I don't know if its possible to get the kernel to put output
to a parallel port; I don't know if your computer has a parallel port.

Doug.



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