Kernel Panic Message

andy baxter andy at
Wed Feb 13 09:10:35 UTC 2008

Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a situation with one of my customer is facing a kernel panic 
> when he boots the can he send those information to me.
> I mean about 10 - 15 lines above the kernel panic line message
> One way is to manually write those information on a piece of paper and 
> then write it in email and send it to through email.
> I believe there should be some method to capture kernel panic message
> Any clue
> Thanks and Regards
> Kaushal
how about taking a photo of the screen with a digital camera and sending 
it as a jpeg?

Alternatively, he could put in a bootable CD, then use that to copy 
relevant log files from the hard disk and send them as an attachment 
from a webmail account like gmail or hotmail. Someone else could 
probably give you better advice about which files to include, but try 
/var/log/debug, /var/log/messages, and /var/log/syslog. The trouble with 
this method though is it will probably only tell you what happened /just 
before/ the panic, not the panic message itself.


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