On 23-10-2011 19:35, Tom Gundersen wrote:
On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 6:43 PM, Mauro Santos firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Do you know if the shutdown messages are logged somewhere or if it's possible to log them somewhere (I've grepped through the logs but didn't find anything), as it might come in handy since shutdown happens really fast and there isn't much time to read any warnings or errors.
We don't log shutdown as the disks are being unmounted. What I usually do is to edit /etc/rc.conf and add "bash" on a line just before the final shutdown. That will give you a shell and you can view the previous messages, and when you are done you just "exit" to continue shutting down.
Oh nice idea, not ideal to catch one-off problems but better than nothing :) ( and I guess you meant /etc/rc.shutdown but I got the idea :) ).
Thanks for the tips and explanations :)