Re: how can i see booting messages ??
On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 01:14:58PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.