On 2011-06-02 15:06, caprus wrote:
> I’m confused by the logic.
>> it will be in the log
> What log, the PC was running from an optical medium. I doubt any logs
> were written to his DVD
They are in RAM, where they can be read (a file in the installation
ramdisk) and copied to another disk. Plus, some of the files are copied to
the HD automatically (if the installation succeeds, that is). It is just a
question of grepping for a file with that message, and hopping to be lucky.
>> dump via serial port
> That motherboard, like most these days, doesn’t even have a serial
Mine has, and is a modern one
There are quite a few MB that do have the serial port connector, but it is
seldom connected to the box. My box doesn’t have the socket, I had to make
do. It is not in “fashion”, so the installers just ignore the serial port
Yes, you are right that it is difficult - but that is what the developers
provided for debugging the kernel while booting. It is what there is. An
usb port would be nicer nowdays, but the devs have not provided for it.
The problem is that the poster found a real bug, something that we, users,
can not solve. But he can help others not finding that bug again by
reporting it to the devs. Yes, it is difficult to do it. Life is not easy.
Linux is a community effort, every one helps. >:-)
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)