Boot process related logs. What? Where?
My explicit question is:
Does an annotated list of boot process related log files and
their locations exist?
I did a reasonably typical install from DVD-1 of Debian 9.1.0 .
It is at least partly functional - I can log in as root.
The only error message during boot was that it could not find a device
with a specific UUID. It didn't stick around long enough to manually
copy the string.
What is odd is that the last 5 characters match the UUID of the
partition it is booting from.
I need to know:
1. the complete UUID string
2. what was it looking for at the time
I know that many log files are under /var/log/ .
I used an operable system to examine the files on the failed partition
and could not find a useful readable file. One file had an interesting
name, but was apparently a binary file.