My linux boot fails often. I have removed
quiet from my boot options so I can see whats going on. Basically after showing a bunch of [pass] messages, it hangs. It does not hang every time. Now I know dmesg is the way I can see boot messages.
But I want to look at the boot messages of the previous boot and not the current boot (because this one booted normally, while last one hanged).
Also are there any other logs I can look at to find the problem ? I am using Ubuntu Natty 11.04. Should I recompile my kernel with debugging support ? Is that the only way to debug this isssue ?
Finally, is this what is called a kernel panic (soft / hard or something) ?.