As you might guess from my recent posts, I'm trying to figure out the boot
process for my new 6.5 materials. I'm having problems, and one thing I used
to use when having problems was dmesg. However now, directly after booting
finishes, typing dmesg yields only one lousy line:

BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found

It is as if everything that happened during the boot process has been
cleared. How can I make it stop doing this? I have searched the various
Novell scripts to see whether there is another dmesg command instructing it
to clear itself out, but there doesn't appear to be. I can't begin to think
what other mechanism might do this, so I don't know what to search for next.