Re: Boot process related logs. What? Where?
- Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 07:54:17 -0400
- From: songbird <songbird@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Boot process related logs. What? Where?
Richard Owlett wrote:
> My explicit question is:
> Does an annotated list of boot process related log files and
> their locations exist?
> I did a reasonably typical install from DVD-1 of Debian 9.1.0 .
> It is at least partly functional - I can log in as root.
> The only error message during boot was that it could not find a device
> with a specific UUID. It didn't stick around long enough to manually
> copy the string.
> What is odd is that the last 5 characters match the UUID of the
> partition it is booting from.
> I need to know:
> 1. the complete UUID string
> 2. what was it looking for at the time
> I know that many log files are under /var/log/ .
yes, and it helps to know what they all are...
> I used an operable system to examine the files on the failed partition
> and could not find a useful readable file. One file had an interesting
> name, but was apparently a binary file.
is this system supposed to be running systemd?
if so, create a /var/log/journal directory to get persistent
logs from systemd.
then you can use journalctl to look at them.