I'm sure that somoene else has posted this topic before but i couldnt find it anywhere, and for that (posting it again) I apologise! - can anyone tell me where to find the-text file that has the boot-up log in it?
I just compiled and installed the new linux kernel2.6.15 on a toshiba laptop running slackware 10.2, but during boot I saw a few 'failed' calls and I wanted to take a closer look at it after booting to see where the problemem is, - embarassing enought tho I dont remember the name of that log-file, or where it is!
Look in /var/log for various log files.
Slackware doesn't have a boot.log. Instead of wading around all the files in the /var/log folder, take a look at dmesg log file as that is the best source for boot info.
System messages are logged in /var/log/messages, system warnings logged in /var/log/syslog, mail movements in /var/log/maillog, authentication records in /var/log/secure and general debug information in /var/log/debug.
thank you very much!
that is what I was looking for