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Old 12-24-2004, 05:51 AM   #1
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HOWTO grab console Installer screenshots?

I have recently installed Debian Sarge using the new Installer (which, I might add, is a dramatic improvement. It's clear a lot of work has been put in to it).

I am currently trying to piece together a clear walkthrough of the Install process, complete with screenshots of the Installer in action.

I have a spare test partition with which to reinstall Debian & make notes.

However, I don't know how to obtain screenshots from a console.

Is there an easy way to grab screenshots as I am installing, or do I need some sort of specialised tool for the job?

Any help on this would be appreciated.
Old 12-24-2004, 06:03 AM   #2
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Take a look at fbshot to capture console screenshots (assuming you're using a framebuffer)
Old 12-24-2004, 09:11 AM   #3
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When installing Redhat, you can press shift - Print Screen to take a snapshot. The images are saved in /root/anaconda-screenshots.
I don't know if the other distros allow this feature and if so where the images would be saved.
Old 01-21-2008, 12:42 PM   #4
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OK - we are at Etch now and i have the exact same question for basically the same purpose.
especially the partitioning (raid6 + raid1) is what i need so most screenshots available on the web are actually no good.

anaybody a clue?



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