On 2013-12-07 15:36, RBEmerson wrote:
> Back to the topic… safe mode made no difference in the “start the 13.1
> kernel load and BANG!” problem. I can’t think of a way to log what
> happened at the time of explosion.
Boot installation with logs on usb stick
> SDB:YaST logging to USB stick during installation
I have followed the procedure on a vmware player virtual machine. Just
boot the dvd, and you get a menu to boot from the hard disk, run the
installation, rescue system, check media, check firmware, check memory.
And there is a line to enter boot options.
Well, in that box i simply type what the help page says: “startshell=1”.
Just like that, and press enter. Boot proceeds, and you get to a linux
shell, where you can mount the usb stick in “/var/log”, following the
instructions to the letter (of course, if you have several hard disks,
the usb stick might not be sdb). My stick was formatted as ext4 previously.
Then you enter “exit”, and the installation continues, with logs being
written to the stick. At some point I aborted (I got again to that
initial shell, just enter “exit” again), and power off when told.
Then I connected the stick to the main computer and I could read the
logs just fine.
It is not difficult at all.
However, I do not have a UEFI system to try how different it is there.
I’m unsure if vmplayer can emulate it.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)