How to get proper error reporting for shutdown/startup screen?

I’m having an issue where sometimes on shutdown/reboot my system hangs.

I don’t get any proper error reporting or information on the screen that comes up, just a blinking underscore underneath an old message about hard drive checks from boot.

How do I enable proper reporting on this screen, so I can see where it actually hangs?

(I know this information probably exists from a simple web search but I just don’t know the proper terminology and can’t find it)

If you have quiet in your kernel parameters, you can remove it, which will provide more info.

You can also look at journalctl to check the issues:

journalctl --list-boots
jorrnalctl -b <input a boot ID from the above command>
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Thank you.

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