Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there a way to easily turn on/off showing the boot messages (loading the services) when Ubuntu starts? My machine uses WUBI for boot-up.

The reason I am asking is to figure out if the reason for the lockups is caused by events which happen a boot-up. I see messages which are cleared out before I can read them. If there is a place where all errors are logged, even when the booting file system is read, I would like to know so I can read them instead.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

The file /var/log/syslog.1 contains the system log of the earlier boot.

share|improve this answer
    
I found the syslog.1 file in /var/log/syslog.1 . It does not have the same information which I thought I read. Could be the wrong file or not clear for a lay person or I did not read enough of the error correctly. I think it had to do with NTFS, but it was clear off the screen before I could read it. –  John Nicholson Aug 22 '12 at 21:27
    
By the way, there is no /var/syslog directory. And, the freezes happens over a day apart but less than a week. –  John Nicholson Aug 22 '12 at 21:29
    
oops /var/log/syslog.1 is the correct file! –  Ramchandra Apte Aug 23 '12 at 4:51
    
The info at syslog.1 does not seem to help. How do I do change the showing the boot messages on a WUBI for boot-up? –  John Nicholson Sep 14 '12 at 14:17
    
Is there a way to show the boot messages with WUBI? –  John Nicholson Sep 21 '12 at 21:04

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.