help needed to enable boot.log in Hardy Heron

Vitorio Okio ovitorio at
Tue Jun 24 04:15:41 UTC 2008

"Jeremy Huntwork" <jhuntwork at> wrote in message 
news:299E3D0B-FBFD-448F-9825-32E66B31CCC1 at
> On Jun 23, 2008, at 10:31 PM, Vitorio Okio wrote:
>> I certainly did but without any luck.  The messages I need are
>> pre-syslog messages.  I tried to enable "verbose" in rcS, and of
>> course it did not help either.
>> The only way for me to get the messages is to log the actual 
>> console
>> output that is shown upon boot.
> It seems that you're trying to get the output of the bootscripts,
> correct? dmesg will give you all the output of the kernel, but it
> won't give you the output of the bootscripts. (from 'man dmesg':
> "dmesg - print or control the kernel ring buffer")

Correct, I am trying to get the output of the bootscripts.

> Without using bootlogd (which from googling appears to be currently
> broken, which is why it wasn't included), the only other thing I can
> currently think of is to manually modify the bootscript functions to
> tee output to a file of your choice.

If I would know which of the scripts is currently responsible for this 
output I could try to do it, but I do not.  Though I'll try to figure 
it out tomorrow.

> If I have time and can sort this out, I'll let you know...

This would be in great help.


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