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Re: Reading boot messages on the fly



On Sunday 01 October 2006 18:43, Remmelt Dirk wrote:
> Jay Cliburn wrote:
> > Kwan Lowe wrote:
> > > You may also consider booting with an alternate method and
>
> retrieving the
>
> > > /var/log/boot.log files... (However, just peeking at mine, it
>
> appears mine are 0
>
> > > bytes ???? ).
> >
> > Mine are too.
>
> /var/log/boot.log includes only local7 facility logs. Whatever uses
> local7. The only one I've found is /sbin/dhclient-script.
>
> Best choice for kernel messages would be /var/log/dmesg or the whole
> /var/log/messages.
>
> To view all kernel messages via the serial interface "kern.*
> /dev/console" should be enabled in syslog.conf (which is disabled by
> default) if this is an option (i.e. via rescue cd).
>
Interestingly, syslog.conf contains the following lines (FC4)

# Save boot messages also to boot.log
local7.*						/var/log/boot.log

So why doesn't it?

Anne

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