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    Default Where's the boot log?

    Just a quick question. I saw some strange messages while my pc was booting and I would like to review them but I can't seem to find the boot log. I thought there was a boot.log file in /var/log but I don't see one. Did something change in 12.1 and it doesn't get recorded anymore, or is it somewhere else?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Where's the boot log?

    The logfiles are in /var/log. Most can only be accessed by root. In your case, if you want to see the messages displayed at boot it'll be "boot.msg", another one to look at is "messages". Both in /var/log
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    Default Re: Where's the boot log?

    Quote Originally Posted by ccin1492 View Post
    Just a quick question. I saw some strange messages while my pc was booting and I would like to review them but I can't seem to find the boot log. I thought there was a boot.log file in /var/log but I don't see one. Did something change in 12.1 and it doesn't get recorded anymore, or is it somewhere else?

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    Default Re: Where's the boot log?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    The logfiles are in /var/log. Most can only be accessed by root. In your case, if you want to see the messages displayed at boot it'll be "boot.msg", another one to look at is "messages". Both in /var/log
    I don't see any boot.(anything). There is a messages file, but it's not clear what lines are from boot.

    Is that it? Do I need to enable the (boot) messages maybe?

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    Default Re: Where's the boot log?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    The logfiles are in /var/log. Most can only be accessed by root. In your case, if you want to see the messages displayed at boot it'll be "boot.msg", another one to look at is "messages". Both in /var/log
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    Default Re: Where's the boot log?

    On 02/27/2012 05:36 AM, ccin1492 wrote:
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    > I don't see any boot.(anything). There is a messages file, but it's not
    > clear what lines are from boot.


    type this line in a terminal, press the "Enter" button and then copy
    paste the input and output back to here using the instructions here
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    ls -hal /var/log/b*
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    Default Re: Where's the boot log?

    Ok, here' s the output...

    Code:
    % sudo ls -hal /var/log/b*
    root's password:
    -rw------- 1 root root 0 Nov 10 08:10 /var/log/btmp

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    Default Re: Where's the boot log?

    On 02/27/2012 05:56 PM, ccin1492 wrote:
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    > Ok, here' s the output...


    ok...two amazing things:

    1. as you said, you do not have any "boot" logs, which is pretty
    amazing...so much so i ask anyone here who is using 12.1 to confirm or
    deny that they have boot logs..

    and, i wonder where you got your install media, and if you self tested
    it prior to the install, this way: http://tinyurl.com/3qde66h, if you
    did not, please check it before replying and tell us if it passed the
    validity test, or not..

    2. amazing thing: i asked you to do "ls -hal /var/log/b*" and you did
    "sudo ls -hal /var/log/b*" and i wonder why

    3. i wonder if you have customized logrotate or other logging conf files?

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    Default Re: Where's the boot log?

    On 02/27/2012 10:06 AM, hcvv wrote:
    > Just a dumb question. Is this still the case for -systemd-?


    considering the answer i just got to an ls request, it doesn't seem such
    a 'dumb' question!

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    Default Re: Where's the boot log?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    ok...two amazing things:

    1. ...please check it before replying and tell us if it passed the
    validity test, or not..
    Just checked the DVD and it passed the integrity test.

    2. amazing thing: i asked you to do "ls -hal /var/log/b*" and you did
    "sudo ls -hal /var/log/b*" and i wonder why

    3. i wonder if you have customized logrotate or other logging conf files?
    I have not customized any of the logging conf files at all. It's all as it should be of the box. The only reason I did "ls" as root was to make sure I didn't miss anything: maybe a little to paranoid.

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