[CentOS] pen drive, hard disk, cd not being detected

Sun Jan 23 18:53:17 UTC 2011
Kenneth Wolcott <kennethwolcott at gmail.com>

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 06:23, Ritika Garg <ritikagarg25 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am working in Centos5.5. Pen drive, hard disk, cd are not being
> recognised. During booting, "mounting local filesystems [failed]" is
> displayed among other errors which I am unable to see as the messages
> proceed fast. Are these messages stored in some file, so that I can check
> them and report all the errors that are displayed during booting.

"dmesg" should give you some clues.

Ken Wolcott