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Re: slowing down the bootup process



> > > Is there a way to slow down the booting up process?  During bootup
> the
> > > server stops after about lines into the EXT3 loading process with
a
> > > garbled line.
> > > What I want to do is either slow down the boot process so I can
see
> what
> > > isn't loading or what has loaded last before the error.
> > >
> >     I don't know what the "EXT3 loading process" is, but if your
> problem
> > happens after the booting up process reaches /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit,
> which
> > is what gives lines like "Mounting proc filesystem" and "Setting
> clock",
> > you should be able to slow it down by putting "sleep 1" various
places
> > in that file.  But I suspect "EXT3 loading" is something the
> > kernel is doing.  I don't know how to slow down the kernel with
> > software.  I'll bet there's something horrible you can do to pause
the
> CPU
> > involving applying voltage to or grounding a pin.
> >
> > -
> If you're quick, you can repeatedly hit ctrl-s on the console
> as the messages are flying by. (It might not catch the first one)
> Then you can restart it with ctrl-q.  Sometimes another ctrl-s
> will restart it, too.
>
> Of course, if Linux ever comes up, you can type dmesg.
> -
Also, scroll lock will work, and the scroll lock light will  come on
when it's halted.






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