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Re: [SLE] /var/log/boot.log is 0 bytes
  • From: Scott Leighton <helphand@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 20:00:37 -0800
  • Message-id: <200503282000.38081.helphand@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 28 March 2005 7:53 pm, Felix Miata wrote:
> Scott Leighton wrote:
> > On Monday 28 March 2005 7:09 pm, Felix Miata wrote:
> > > SuSE's /var/log/boot.msg, which has no Mandrake counterpart, bears
> > > little resemblance to Mandrake's /var/log/boot.log, and has no value
> > > for this diagnostic exercise. I need to get SuSE to generate a similar
> > > file to do me any good.
> >
> > Did you try dmesg, it may display what you want.
>
> No. It overflows the screen, and also lacks the timestamps of boot.log
> that I use to narrow down points of interest. Where does its output come
> from?

dmesg | less

No idea where the output comes from, possibly it's a specially formatted
version of boot.msg, but I really don't know.

Scott

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