[CentOS] Screen capture during install

Bill Campbell centos at celestial.com
Fri Sep 12 23:03:33 UTC 2008


On Fri, Sep 12, 2008, Bob Hoffman wrote:
> 
>Good evening.
>
>I see all these neat how-tos online with nice pictures of the install and
>all.
>I am new to using linux on a computer I own.
>
>I want to document the next server I build, each step. 
>
>How do you do a screen capture on a system you are doing a fresh install on?
>KVM connected to the unit?

The first time I did this I had a camera on a tripod behind the screen with
a remote to the camera.  Shutter priority with about a 2 second exposure is
necessary to get complete screen captures.

I have done it more recently using vnc to handle the install on another
machine on the network, grabbing each screen using whatever that machine
has available.  I find vnc installs helpful in any case as it makes it easy
to monitor the installation without having to look at the hardware which
may be in another room.

Bill
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