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Where is the boot log?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:42 pm
by mcgerard
Where will I find the boot log in Raspbian, or if there isn't one how do I set one up to log all that information that flies past during bootup? I want to see what stuff is being loaded and what hardware is recognised.

Thanks

Re: Where is the boot log?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:47 pm
by joan
Use the command

dmesg

or

dmesg >log

and then use an editor to look at log.

Re: Where is the boot log?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:48 pm
by RaTTuS
cat /var/log/syslog may also help

Re: Where is the boot log?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:37 pm
by mcgerard
Thanks joan and RaTTus. I've got that now.

Re: Where is the boot log?

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:15 pm
by MarcGa
Is it possible to see the logs of a previous boot?

I don't know why but, some times, the raspberry hangs during the boot process. I would like to read the previous boot logs in order to find what's happened

Merci
(thanks)
Marc

Re: Where is the boot log?

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:37 am
by Torben
MarcGa wrote:Is it possible to see the logs of a previous boot?
Did you find a solution for this problem?

Re: Where is the boot log?

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:33 pm
by kingosticks
Install bootlogd:

apt-get install bootlogd

The log will be in /var/log/

Re: Where is the boot log?

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:04 pm
by BobH
I was able to install bootlogd but I can't find or read or see /var/log/

I am new to this stuff can you explain more for a new? Set by step?