how to display the booting output ?

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how to display the booting output ?

Postby amin » Sun May 13, 2007 10:10 am

Hi minters,

In linux we usually can see the booting process; what process is being executed. Sometimes, we want to see all of these processes. We can see which process is taking so much time, for example if loading cups / printer is taking too much time, we might be upgrade the package, etc. So, how do we display it ?

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Postby Husse » Sun May 13, 2007 11:00 am

There is at least a basic logging in /var/log/boot
but if you want to see it in real time you have to do some editing. From menu.lst in grub change quiet splash from the line that starts with "kernel" and continues "/boot/vmlinuz-your version" to quiet nosplash
You could duplicate the section and make the changes and have an extra boot option
This has been described in the forum here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... rub&t=1067
PS I have not tested :)
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Postby D1Wayne » Sun May 13, 2007 11:10 am

you might also checkout the following logs
/var/kernel.log
/var/daemon.log

or specifically for something like cups
/var/log/cups/access_log or error_log etc...

Thanks for the catch scorp123
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Postby scorp123 » Sun May 13, 2007 12:42 pm

On other distros it's enough if you press ESC or F2 during the boot process ... no idea if this will work here.

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Postby D1Wayne » Sun May 13, 2007 1:39 pm

scorp123 says
ESC or F2 during the boot process


I took me 30-40 secs to read your post,
while booting, 30 lines per second are happily or unhappily blurring past, totally useless to me :twisted:

Addendum, but do not change it, I'd rather boot faster and read later :D :D

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Postby scorp123 » Sun May 13, 2007 3:06 pm

D1Wayne wrote:you might also checkout the following logs
/usr/var/kernel.log
/usr/var/daemon.log

or specifically for something like cups
/usr/log/cups/access_log or error_log etc...


You got your log files in /usr ... ?? And not in /var ?? e.g. /var/log/* ... :?

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Postby D1Wayne » Sun May 13, 2007 3:50 pm

wayne says
eqq-faced:oops: :oops: :oops:


will make amends :roll: :shock:

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Postby amin » Mon May 14, 2007 9:40 pm

thanks guys,
My booting time is 20 seconds, under Toshiba laptop Satellite M100, Core Duo, 1 Gbyte RAM.

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Postby D1Wayne » Mon May 28, 2007 5:51 am

at boot menu

Code: Select all

select which boot you desire
<enter>
type
e
select line that starts with
kernel ........
type
e
erase <-
quiet splash
type
nosplash
<enter>
type
b


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