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How to take a screenshot of grub2

 
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pfnorris



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: How to take a screenshot of grub2 Reply with quote

I have set up a demo workstation for work showcasing a variety of Linux distros and desktops so that users can come along and have a play.

I am writng a guide to go along with it so they can get the most out of it. I would like to include a screenshot of the grub menu in the guide, but I am scratching my head as to how to capture said image.

I'm sure I have seen some grub screenshots in this august publication. Any chance of sharing a trick of the trade? Google seems to be at a loss on this one.

Phil
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nelz
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about the others, but my GRUB screenshots are always taken with it running in a qemu virtual machine.
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pfnorris



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah Thanks

I figured I could do something like that, but as this instance has four different distros on it, it just felt like alot of arsing about just to get a screenshot. I was hoping that there might be native way of grabbing it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try booting a VM from the hard disk. That doesn't always work that well, but you only need to get as far as the GRUB menu.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a camera.
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pfnorris



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hadn't thought of booting a VM from the hard disk. I'll give that a go.

Thanks Guys.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ram wrote:
Use a camera.


I thought that and then thought, do I have a camera that runs Linux? Wink


Ooh, yes, Android tablet counts! Very Happy
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