SUSE Support

Here When You Need Us

Log entries missing in /var/log/boot.msg after mounting the root device

This document (7008062) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.


SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2


While looking at /var/log/boot.msg it is noticed after mounting the root device no further messages are written to this log file.
The last messages are similar to:
Waiting for device /dev/sda2 to appear:  ok

fsck from util-linux 2.19.1
[/sbin/fsck.ext3 (1) -- /] fsck.ext3 -a -C0 /dev/sda2
/dev/sda2: clean, 195542/1240320 files, 1157027/4957696 blocks
fsck succeeded. Mounting root device read-write.
Mounting root /dev/sda2
mount -o rw,acl,user_xattr -t ext3 /dev/sda2 /root



Update the package aaa_base to version 11-6.71.1 or later.


This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7008062
  • Creation Date: 24-May-2012
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

< Back to Support Search

For questions or concerns with the SUSE Knowledgebase please contact: tidfeedback[at]

SUSE Support Forums

Get your questions answered by experienced Sys Ops or interact with other SUSE community experts.

Support Resources

Learn how to get the most from the technical support you receive with your SUSE Subscription, Premium Support, Academic Program, or Partner Program.

Open an Incident

Open an incident with SUSE Technical Support, manage your subscriptions, download patches, or manage user access.