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I want to find the cause of a boot problem I have tried ls -ltr /var/log from antony@antony which gives me login incorrect can someone tell me what command to use to see what has upset the boot thanks

NB when trying some commands from antony@antony then password I get login incorrect. Is that right?

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This looks like a login problem rather than boot problem… – Melebius Nov 10 at 11:10

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You can use two log files to view the boot problem.

/var/log/boot.log  ---  System boot log

/var/log/dmesg     ---  print or control the kernel ring buffer
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Hi I keep getting login incorrect or permission denied???? Thanks – Antony Dec 29 '11 at 15:09
can you proivde the log file. – Mughil Dec 29 '11 at 16:39

To view boot messages...


Or to page through the messages...

dmesg | less

And from the manual page:

The program helps users to print out their bootup messages. Instead of copying the messages by hand, the user need only: dmesg > boot.messages and mail the boot.messages file to whoever can debug their problem.

Is that what you are looking for?

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Thanks but from antony@antony I get Login incorrect. – Antony Dec 29 '11 at 14:20

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