I read there's been some changes in the way Intrepid logs the boot process vs. previous Ubuntu versions; problem is I can't remember the details. But most of the boot process messages you can see with:
Originally Posted by two4two
Also, if you want to backup your partition, there is "Clonezilla", and "partimage" is available in the repositories. Or if you want to be a little geeky about it and use the command line, you can use:
That will make a clone of the sdb3 partition and save it to your desktop in compressed form so you won't end up with a full ~15 GB file (the size of the sdb3 partition). And then to restore the sdb3 image:
sudo dd if=/dev/sdb3 bs=10M conv=notrunc,noerror | bzip2 -c > ~/Desktop/sdb3.bz2
And of course you would want to put that "sdb3.bz2" partition image somewhere other than in your sdb3 partition. Anyway, good luck with it.
bzcat ~/Desktop/sdb3.bz2 | dd of=/dev/sdb3 bs=10M conv=notrunc,noerror