While Debian boots, several warning, error or information messages appear and quickly disappear from the screen. If you wish to log these messages in order to consult them later on, you need to enable the bootlog by editing a single configuration file.

vi /etc/default/bootlogd

The file should say something like


Simply ,change it to


You should now have these messages logged in /var/log/boot.

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  1. Trackback on samantha on April 15, 2009 at 11:10 pm

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