by Jeremy Canfield | Updated January 1st, 2017
The dmesg command can be used to view events that occurred during boot, such as the hardware configuration.
[user1@server1 ~]# dmesg [ 9996.979046] usb 1-5: SerialNumber: 20071114173400000 [ 9996.984117] ums-realtek 1-5:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [ 9996.998449] scsi host16: usb-storage 1-5:1.0 [ 9996.998663] usb 1-5: USB disconnect, device number 14 [ 9998.040055] ata1: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300) [ 9998.067604] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133 [ 9998.247066] init: anacron main process (8404) killed by TERM signal
Also, the /var/log/boot.log file has information related to boot.
[user1@server1 ~]# cat /var/log/boog.log | less * speech-dispatcher disabled; edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher * VirtualBox Additions disabled, not in a Virtual Machine saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned * Restoring resolver state...[ OK ] * Stopping System V runlevel compatibility[ OK ] * Starting Mount network filesystems[ OK ] * Stopping Mount network filesystems[ OK ]