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Date:      Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:53:37 -0400
From:      Mike Jeays <mike.jeays@rogers.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: logging during loader
Message-ID:  <20130624105337.6f474d71@europa>
In-Reply-To: <20936.18494.573287.144022@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
References:  <20936.18494.573287.144022@jerusalem.litteratus.org>

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On Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:23:10 -0400
Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com> wrote:

> 
> 	During the processing of loader.conf, something gets printed
> that suggests all is not right.  However, this is a sufficiently
> modern machine it goes by too fast to read exactly what.
> 	It is my understanding that file gets read before the system
> logging facilities are operational, and possibly before things like
> ^S/^Q work on the terminal.
> 	Is there a way to store the results of that phase of boot-up?
> 
> 	Respectfully,
> 
> 
> 				Robert Huff
> 
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I am sure there is a 'right' way to do it, but I had success reading a transitory
BIOS message by photographing the screen with a 2-second exposure, in a fairly dark
room. This will only work for white-on-black text, of course.



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