Just a quick note so I don't forget now to enable console logging on systems running grub2 (like Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid).

  • edit /etc/default/grub
    • set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX to "console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty0"
  • run update-grub
  • reboot

( more info can be found here )