Are there installer logs?

asked 2015-09-05 09:43:01 -0500

Marko gravatar image

updated 2015-09-05 09:50:15 -0500

So today i booted Fedora 22 on VAIO PCG-7171M laptop and after Fedora Logo Gnome crashed with "Ops something got wrong". I got in root with CTRL+ALD+F2, rebooted, and installed another distro. My question is could i list installer or graphics logs from someware in file system and see what actuall went wrong? I am guessing that searching for logs it has to do with journalctl, and that fedora leaves trail in text of what it is doing while install.

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It's a bit late now, but you could have examined /root/install.log before nuking everything. The error, btw, isn't from Fedora, it's from Gnome.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-09-05 12:01:18 -0500 )edit

Well i would never look for it in /root, thanks a lot! I had to nuke everything because it was laptop of client who bought it with Windows Vista and i was not sure if he would return same day or tomorrow. Today he called me for support. I came to his house and explained him what replaces what. For example client installed Daemon Tools and i explained him that Linux has builtin way of opening .ISO files and etc. Was a good time at the end. Next time i will cat that .log file.

Marko gravatar imageMarko ( 2015-09-06 16:25:54 -0500 )edit

That log is generated before you've created any regular users, which is probably why it goes in /root.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-09-06 20:36:36 -0500 )edit