Boot messages?

Tom H tomh0665 at
Fri Jul 22 08:23:27 UTC 2016

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 3:34 AM, Josef Wolf <jw at> wrote:
> I remove the "quiet" option in the kernel parameter list, so I can see the
> messages that are output during boot.
> Unfortunately, when boot is ready, the screen is cleared and the login prompt
> (or graphical login manager) appears, giving me no chance to read any error
> messages. Switching back with CTRL-ALT-F! don't help, either.
> How can I read those messages?

"dmesg" or "journalctl -k" for this boot's kernel messages

"journalctl -b" for this boot's messages

If you want to see the messages on tty1, you can add "-noclear" to
tty1's getty invocation.

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